Looks clean in his drop from under center, maintains good balance and can transfer his weight well from his back foot to his front foot. However, again, the ball really takes a while to get there outside the numbers, giving opposing defenders a chance to jump on the play. However, to his credit, his ball placement is above-average and looks very efficient throwing receivers open in both the short and intermediate pass game and displays good touch down the field as well. Is an above average athlete for the position, has the ability to buy time in the pocket and create yards with his legs if given the opportunity. Does a nice job keeping his eyes down the field in the face of pressure and can extend plays at times. But, needs to be set in order to be accurate with the football. Balls really seem to come out of his hands poorly and inaccurate if his feet are not set, which again limits his effectiveness in the pass game.
Impression: A tough kid who has some poise and moxy to his game. Unfortunately, the lefty is limited athletically and doesn't seem to have the skill set needed to play in the NFL."
Positive: High-percentage passer who plays an intelligent game. Poised in the pocket, looks away from covered receivers, and does not force the ball or make errant decisions. Effectively commands the offense, displays terrific patience, and is natural looking off the safety. Seems at ease surveying the field, waits for receivers to come free, and throws with solid fundamentals. Displays good overall awareness and consistently goes to the safe underneath outlet.
Negative: Lacks a big-time arm and cannot get the ball downfield. Has a high point of release, and passes sail when he tries to get extra velocity on the ball. Lacks great pocket stature.
Analysis: Colburn displayed a lot of improvement in his game the past two seasons. He lacks the top physical skills for the next level and projects as a third quarterback in a timing offense."
Strengths: Strong arm who can make pro-style throws. Intelligent player who is known as hard worker in the weight-room and film-room.
Weaknesses: Accuracy under pressure is a liability. Tends to throw picks in losses. Inconsistent production indicates he needs more seasoning before being ready to play at NFL level.