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Jacoby Brissett | Quarterback

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

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North Carolina State redshirt senior QB Jacoby Brissett is "inconsistent, but he has high upside, depending on how a questionable receiving corps develops," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.
"Brissett flashed potential as starter [last year], even if results were mixed," Brown wrote. "N.C. State made nice strides in Dave Doeren's second season, and Brissett gives the Wolfpack a physical, mobile quarterback at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, one who can be an expert improviser. He's inconsistent, but he has high upside, depending on how a questionable receiving corps develops." The analyst pegs Brissett as the No. 18 signal-caller in the nation. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Brissett passed for 2,606 yards (59.7 percent completions) with a 23/5 TD/INT rate last year. He added 529 yards rushing with three rushing scores. Jul 8 - 2:10 PM

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North Carolina State redshirt senior QB Jacoby Brissett "has the physical skill-set needed for the NFL with a well-built frame and mobility to move the pocket and throw on the run," notes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has some Houdini to him with his scrambling to keep plays alive behind the line of scrimmage, also showing an astute field sense to know where the sticks are, lowering his pads to finish," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Brissett struggles mightily with consistency (check his box scores sometime), but the talent has gotten him compared to Colin Kaepernick. "Brissett senses pressure well to step up in the pocket with vision to see the entire field, but he will get rattled when the walls start to close in, dropping his eye level too early," Brugler wrote. "He needs to improve his 59.7-percent completions and show more consistent fundamentals, but Brissett is a natural fit in the Wolfpack's spread offense, which helps showcase his natural gifts."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 19 - 5:11 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter compares North Carolina State redshirt senior QB Jacoby Brisset to Colin Kaepernick.

"Brissett's build, elusiveness in the open field and strong arm will intrigue teams looking for a playmaker with the ability to connect with receivers from the pocket," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Brissett was all over the place last season, going 4-for-18 for 35 yards against Clemson, but 32-for-48 for 359 yards and three scores against Florida State. "More performances like the one he had against a strong Seminoles defense will push him from a "project" to an elite prospect who could be picked even earlier than Kaepernick (second round, No. 36 overall in 2011)," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 14 - 10:15 PM

ESPN's David M. Hale believes that NC State redshirt senior QB Jacoby Brissett is a darkhorse candidate for ACC offensive player of the year.

"There are questions about his receiving corps, and he needs to cut down on his fumbles this year, but Brissett had NC State’s offense clicking for much of last year, and there’s no reason to think he won’t get even better in 2015," Hale wrote. Brissett was one of just three quarterbacks in the nation with at least 2,000 passing yards, 300 rushing yards, 20 passing TDs and five or less interceptions(Oregon's Marcus Mariota and UCLA's Brett Hundley were the other two). The North Carolina State prospect passed for 2606 yards, 23 touchdowns and five interceptions, with 529 yards rushing and 3 rushing scores in 2014.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 8 - 3:20 PM

NC State redshirt junior QB Jacoby Brissett completed 15 of 26 attempts for 262 yards and one touchdown in the school's 34-27 win over UCF.

Brissett added another 31 rushing yards, and one 11 yard run showcased the quarterback's ability to manage the pocket and pick up yards with his feet. With that said, Brissett can definitely improve in terms of timing his targets to make the most of windows and placement to lead receivers to yards after the catch. Brissett does have another offseason before testing NFL waters after next season.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 10:16:00 AM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett completed 8-of-19 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Wake Forest.

It feels like a long, long time ago that ESPN's Todd McShay was saying that Brissett had "a lot of Ben Roethlisberger" in his pocket presence and poise. McShay wrote that on September 30th. Brissett started out the season like gangbusters, but he's really fallen off since pushing Florida State to the brink. Brissett's 6-foot-4, 231 pounds and can throw the rock, but we haven't liked the progression we've seen in his game since the great start.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 10:59:00 PM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett completed 18-of-35 passes for 213 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Saturday's loss to Georgia Tech.

Coming into the game, Brissett had only thrown three interceptions. Against Georgia Tech, he threw a pick-six and had a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. He was off-target early and often in the contest. Brissett did lead the team in rushing with 77 yards on the ground, but other than that, it was a game to forget. He had a string of great games to start the season--highlighted by a 359-yard, 3 TD/0 INT effort against Florida State--but he hasn't impressed since late September.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 06:27:00 PM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett completed 18-of-32 attempts for 223 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's loss to Louisville.

It was good to see the former Florida Gator get back on track. Brissett posted a 13/1 TD/INT ratio during the Wolfpack's 4-1 start, but he'd gone 18-for-48 for one touchdown and one interception in the team's last two losses. ESPN's Todd McShay wrote last month that Brissett "has a lot of Ben Roethlisberger to his game in terms of his poise, pocket presence and how difficult he is for defenders to bring down."
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 07:45:00 PM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett completed 14-of-30 attempts for 174 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's loss to Boston College.

Well, at least it was better than his 4-for-18-for-35-yard performance in last week's ugly loss to Clemson. In the first five games of the season, the former Florida Gator posted a 13/1 TD/INT ratio, leading ESPN's Todd McShay to write that Brissett "has a lot of Ben Roethlisberger to his game in terms of his poise, pocket presence and how difficult he is for defenders to bring down." Brissett's struggles the past few weeks have removed his name from the lips of draft analysts.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 02:38:00 PM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett completed 4-of-18 attempts for 35 yards in Saturday's ugly loss to Clemson.

The game pumped the breaks on Brissett's draft stock, which had risen in recent weeks. So far, in fact, that ESPN's Todd McShay wrote last week that Brissett "has a lot of Ben Roethlisberger to his game in terms of his poise, pocket presence and how difficult he is for defenders to bring down." Brissett transferred to NC State from Florida last year. He has another year to iron out the kinks in his game.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 01:05:00 AM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett "has a lot of Ben Roethlisberger to his game in terms of his poise, pocket presence and how difficult he is for defenders to bring down," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

"He needs to be quicker in getting from one progression to the next, but I think he sees the entire field well and has good vision as a runner," McShay wrote. The analyst reported that 11 NFL teams scouted Saturday's game against Florida State. Brissett starred in a losing effort, going 32-for-48 for 359 yards and three touchdowns. "He's just a junior and is still a work in progress, but I think he has the physical tools to one day develop into an NFL QB," McShay wrote. "His TD pass in the first half, in which he nearly had his helmet ripped off and then warded off another sack attempt along the right sideline, was one of the more impressive individual efforts I've seen in a long time."
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:55:00 PM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett completed 28 of 40 attempts for 291 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the school's 24-23 win over Georgia Southern.

He added 28 rushing yards. Brissett transferred to NC State from Florida last year, and this was his first start after sitting out a season. His lone interception occurred on a third down after retreating against pressure and overthrowing a receiver along the sideline. Brissett did show a lot of touch on two throws later in the game, however.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 05:13:00 PM

NC State HC Dave Doeren said QB transfer Jacoby Brissett was the team's best leader last season, despite the fact he was not eligible to play.

Brissett transferred out of Florida as a junior after it became clear Jeff Driskel would be the current and future starter for the Gators. Brissett, now as a redshirt junior, will be the Wolfpack's starting quarterback this season.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 01:12:00 PM

NC State junior QB Jacoby Brissett was one of 76 players named to the preseason Maxwell Award watch list.

You're well acquainted with the headliners of the list: Florida State QB Jameis Winston (Alabama's AJ McCarron upset the Heisman winner in Maxwell voting last year), Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, Ohio State QB Braxton Miller, Georgia RB Todd Gurley and Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon. Also on the list are two transfer QBs who have never taken a snap for their new teams: Brissett and Alabama's Jacob Coker. Brissett sat out last season after coming over from Florida. Brissett is a pro-style QB with a big arm who has impressed Wolfpack coaches in practice.
Source: NCFAA.org
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 02:58:00 PM

NC State coaches have been impressed with sophomore QB Jacoby Brissett's "arm and demeanor," according to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.

Brissett was forced to redshirt the season following his transfer from Florida, but he should win the quarterback job heading into next season. The Wolfpack will not make a bowl this season and are currently 3-8 with Maryland left this weekend.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 09:56:00 AM