When I look at how these Scouts and Analysts regard a QuarterBack, I don't give a rat's ass about how far he can throw it on a wire, or how fast he runs the 40: Anyone who thinks that those Skills are the most critical ones in assessing a QuarterBack's ability to lead a team to a Championship have overlooked the last 90 years of History.
When I look at how these Scouts and Analysts regard a QuarterBack, 90% of my evaluation derives from comments on his Processing Speed, his Decision Making, his Field Vision, his Pocket Presence, and his Mechanics.
Pat Devlin comes from a small school and a Spread Offense, so he'll need some work. But his Field Vision, Pocket Presence, and Mechanics are exceptional, and his Processing Speed and Decision Making are clearly far ahead of the curve, as he's comfortable repeatedly progressing deep into his reads. He's hampered by a really weak arm, but believe you me: Pat Devlin has what it takes.
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