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Jacoby Brissett | Quarterback

Team: North Carolina State Wolfpack
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 231

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Bill Parcells says NC State QB Jacoby Brissett is cut from the same mold as Patriot greats.
"He's a Curtis Martin, Willie McGinest, Troy Brown type player. That's the kind of guy he is. That's what New England is getting," Parcells said. "Those kinds, those Tedy Bruschi types, those players who've been successful -- he's very similar in his personal life to those kinds of guys." Brissett played high school football near Parcells' home in Florida, so the legendary coach took him under his wing. "I have a very high regard for (Brissett)," Parcells said. "He's an awesome kid. He's very bright. He has zero personal issues. He's a very dedicated, committed guy and I think he's going to the absolute perfect place for him." Despite Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom having pegged Brissett as the class' most underrated QB prior to the Draft and despite Rotoworld's Josh Norris having been one of Brissett's earliest champions, the Rotoworld draft team as a whole was as surprised as anyone else that he ended up getting picked above Connor Cook. May 5 - 2:58 PM

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Patriots selected NC State QB Jacoby Brissett with the No. 91 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Brissett (6'4/231) spent two years at NC State after transferring from Florida, completing 458-of-765 passes (59.9%) with an underwhelming 6.89 YPA and 43:11 TD-to-INT ratio. He added nine touchdowns on scrambles. Brissett has a powerful arm and played in a pro-style college offense, but he has a tendency to drop his eyes too early in the down and is a scattershot passer, especially on downfield throws. A toolsy project with a lot to learn, Brissett has an outside chance to develop into a high-end backup or useful spot starter down the road. He could act as the Patriots' backup quarterback in the opening four games of the season.
Apr 29 - 11:05 PM

An anonymous NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that North Carolina State QB Jacoby Brissett is "better than Teddy Bridgewater."

"He has a chance to be a starter," said the scout. "I think he's better than Teddy Bridgewater. He's bigger, got a better arm and better pocket presence, and is a great kid. People will want to work with him. He's got this huge lower body. Guys just have a hard time bringing him down. He's not a speed guy but he's not a slug." Another scout threw out a Daunte Culpepper comp. "Strong arm with a compact motion," he said. "Just really inconsistent." Brissett has a lot of tools. Our concern is that he developed a few bad habits behind a poor offensive line. "He doesn't play fast," a third scout said. "He's methodical. I don't know if he can carry a team on his back."
Apr 21 - 6:29 PM

Pro Football Focus analyst John Breitenbach noted that North Carolina State QB Jacoby Brissett "remains incredibly raw."

"[Brissett] still struggles to hit shorter passes, and when he does throw on target, his placement isn’t always ideal," Breitenbach wrote, adding that "Brissett also needs to learn to get the ball out quicker. He took too many sacks by holding the ball for an age." The analyst isn't all doom/gloom, though. He's impressed by the 6-foot-4, 231-pound gunslinger's ability to "mak[e] outstanding throws downfield," ultimately concluding that if Brissett cooks out that rawness, he could be a late-round draft selection who ends up starting several years down the road. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline liked his work on Pro Day last week and noted that the North Carolina State product was sharp in his accuracy through his positional work. Last season, he threw for 2,662 yards (60% completions) with a 20/6 TD/INT ratio.
Mar 29 - 3:07 PM

Former NFL WR T.J. Graham caught passes from North Carolina State QB Jacoby Brissett during Tuesday's Pro Day and praised his accuracy.

This coming from TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, who wrote that Graham told him Brissett was "on point throughout the day and rarely was [Graham] forced to adjust to errant throws or wait for the ball to arrive." The 6-foot-4, 231-pounder "has the NFL frame and arm that teams should like," according to NFL Media analysts Lance Zierlein and Daniel Jeremiah. Zierlein has comped him to former UCLA QB Brett Hundley. In his final collegiate season with the Wolfpack, Brissett threw for 2,662 yards (60% completions) with a 20/6 TD/INT ratio. He also rushed for 370 yards and six touchdowns, though he managed just 2.7 YPC on his 139 attempts.
Mar 22 - 9:43 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares North Carolina State QB Jacoby Brissett to Brett Hundley.

This is a fascinating comparison for many of the reasons Zierlein is about to state, but also because Brissett, like Hundley, is a highly-gifted signal-caller who acquired a spate of bad habits playing behind a horrific college line. "With his size, arm and competitiveness, there are times when Brissett will remind you of Jameis Winston, but Winston understood the nuances of the position early in his college career while Brissett is still learning," Zierlein wrote. "Brissett's overall ability as a passer is NFL--caliber and he should continue to show rapid improvement on the next level with better weapons and protection. While an NFL staff will need to help him overcome his bad habits and learn to be more consistent with his pre--snap recognitions, Brissett has the tools to become an NFL starter." Brissett earned honorable mention All-ACC honors last year with 2,662 passing yards and a 20/6 TD/INT rate.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 4:10 PM

NFL Media reports that North Carolina State QB Jacoby Brissett "might be picking up some steam with NFL general managers as they begin to make their way to the tape rooms now that the season is over."

Brissett (6-foot-4, 235) is efficient, comfortable in the pocket, can salvage a play and has a big arm. "After studying tape of him, we like Brissett's potential at the NFL level and we were pleasantly surprised to hear the same thing from three NFL decision-makers we spoke with on Wednesday," wrote Daniel Jeremiah and Lance Zierlein. "Brissett has good size. He's able to fend off would-be sackers and fight to keep plays alive through sheer strength and determination. Brissett has the NFL frame and arm that teams should like, and his ability to carry an offense despite a constant barrage of pressure should help him in the eyes of NFL general managers." We already know Brissett impresses Baylor HC Art Briles. Brissett earned honorable mention All-ACC honors last year with 2,662 passing yards and a 20/6 TD/INT rate. It's worth noting that his supporting cast -- particularly his offensive line -- was bad over the past few years.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 29 - 12:43 PM

Baylor HC Art Briles said he was impressed with North Carolina State QB Jacoby Brissett when watching him on tape while preparing for his bowl game with UNC.

Briles said Brissett "flashed" on tape and praised Brissett again on the sidelines of a Senior Bowl session while watching Brissett throw a rocket on a slant for a touchdown in a goal-line scenario. We see the 6-foot-4, 231-pounder as a long-time NFL backup, which is valuable in and of itself. When he's at his best, he looks like a possible future Pro-Bowler. When he's at his worst, he becomes tentative and turns into a sort of homeless man's Brett Hundley. His line was horrific over the past few years. We hope Brissett can break the habits all collegiate QBs coming off a few years with horrible lines have to break.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 29 - 9:55 AM

NC State senior QB Jacoby Brissett completed 12-of-28 passes for 214 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while rushing for 67 yards and an additional score on 26 carries in Wednesday's 51-28 loss to Mississippi State in the Belk Bowl.

Brissett's nightmare afternoon began early, as he was picked off by Mississippi State’s Gerri Green on the very first snap of the game. His next interception came about 10 minutes later. The Bulldogs led 21-0 with 12:17 left in the second quarter and never sweated the outcome. We're willing to forgive the poor afternoon for Brissett, who had to prop up a mediocre supporting cast throughout the season. Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes Brissett will be a strong, long-time No. 2 NFL QB if nothing else. The 6-foot-4, 231-pounder is efficient, comfortable in the pocket and can salvage a play when his blocking breaks down. Brissett will now head to the Senior Bowl.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 07:41:00 PM

NC State senior QB Jacoby Brissett accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Brissett previously pledged to the East-West Shrine Game, but has understandably accepted his seat upgrade to the Senior Bowl. Rotoworld's Josh Norris is bullish on Brissett's NFL future, believing he'll be a long-time No. 2 if nothing else. The 6-foot-4, 231-pounder is athletic, efficient, comfortable in the pocket and can salvage a play when his blocking breaks down.
Source: Senior Bowl
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 04:06:00 PM

NC State senior QB Jacoby Brissett has accepted an invitation to play in the East West Shrine Game.

If Brissett sticks to this commitment rather than jumping up to the Senior Bowl, this is an outstanding get for the Shrine Game. We have a feeling Brissett will stick around in the league for a long time, even if only as a No. 2 option on a roster. He displays comfort in the pocket and success inside and outside of structure.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:44:00 AM

NC State senior QB Jacoby Brissett completed 17-of-37 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 128 yards and two additional scores on 20 carries in Saturday's 45-34 loss to North Carolina.

Brissett did everything in his power to keep the Wolpack in the game, notching a passing touchdown and rushing touchdown in each half of Saturday's loss. Alas, it just wouldn't be enough. The 6-foot-4, 231-pound senior's thrown at least one touchdown pass in every one of NC State's 12 games. For the season, he's racked up 2,448 passing yards with a shiny 19/4 TD/INT ratio. Plus, five rushing touchdowns.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 08:22:00 PM

NC State senior QB Jacoby Brissett completed 21 of 33 attempts for 235 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the school's 42-29 win over Syracuse.

Brissett's two touchdowns were short throws to the right side, one a jump ball five yard lob, the other a seven yard route. The interception was a poor decision after not seeing underneath coverage. Overall, Brissett was efficient and gave his targets a chance to make plays in one on one coverage. Those are the traits we like to see, especially compared to other quarterbacks in this class.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 04:12:00 PM

NC State redshirt senior QB Jacoby Brissett completed 27 of 47 attempts for 209 yards and a touchdown in the school's 34-17 loss to FSU.

Brissett added another 25 rushing yards and a score, which led the team. That tells you almost everything you need to know about this game. Brissett was consistently hit in the pocket while holding the ball or just after targeting an outlet receiver. Who knows if it was indecision or if the Wolfpack receivers could not create separation.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 04:13:00 PM

NC State redshirt senior QB Jacoby Brissett is one of three quarterbacks in the country to have thrown two or fewer interceptions in 250 or more pass attempts.

Over the course of nine contests, Brissett's completing 64% of his passes for 1,798 yards with a 14/2 TD/INT ratio. The 6-foot-4, 231-pound redshirt senior's best game this season came in a Halloween loss to Clemson. In that one, Brissett threw three touchdown passes and rushed for an additional score as NC State hung tough with the No. 1 team in the country before ultimately falling 56-41. While he's thrown at least one touchdown pass in every game this season, he's been limited to a singular one in five of those nine games and makes for a relatively low-upside DFS option.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 07:35:00 PM