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Mitch Leidner | Quarterback

Team: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/17/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 237

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With regards to the NFL attention Minnesota redshirt senior QB Mich Leidner has received this offseason, HC Tracy Claeys said "I don’t pay attention much to the NFL stuff."
"He has the size, he has the skills they look for," Claeys said, adding that Leidner will "have to play well" first and "everybody gets a little ahead of themselves by writing articles like that." ESPN’s Todd McShay projects Leidner as the No. 25 pick and Mel Kiper ranks Leidner the nation’s No. 2 senior QB behind Cal’s Davis Webb. We're with Claeys on taking a wait-and-see approach. The 6-foot-4, 237-pounder had an unacceptable 51.5 completion percentage in 2014, posted an uninspiring 25/19 TD/INT ratio the past two years combined and played so inconsistently that Gopher fans were chanting for his backup as recently as this past October. It's true that the size, athleticism and arm strength all check Day 1 NFL boxes, and it's also true that Leidner improved rapidly down the stretch last season (the three-INT debacle in the finale against Wisconsin notwithstanding). We'll see how he does in new OC Jay Johnson system. Jun 16 - 6:10 PM

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