Zach Mettenberger Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 230 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Fourth Round|
2014 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
Took the JUCO route after transferring away from the University of Georgia. Joined LSU in 2011 and took over from there. Still recovering from a torn ACL suffered toward the end of the 2013 season.
Lacks ideal mobility. Lumbers a bit and doesn't have that quick twitch athleticism to evade quick defenders. Long delivery mechanics with a big wind-up. Tough player who will hang in the pocket to make tough throws. Will sometimes hang onto ball for too long, which feeds into another problem: When pressured, his decision making is panicked. Average accuracy. Touch on the ball is really lacking when under pressure. Poor pocket feel. A beat slow anticipating the rush.
Keeps eyes downfield. Not afraid of getting hit. Good velocity on throws. Strong arm. Footwork is very sloppy. But has sturdy frame, can handle punishment. Must step into throws more often and shorten his movements. Big upside due to him having many small technique related issues.
Mettenberger looks to be a fourth round option and is challenging to push his name as far up as the late second to third rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft.
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