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Jake Rudock | Quarterback

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208

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Michigan QB Jake Rudock was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.
In a rundown of the most surprising combine omissions, CBS Sports analyst Dane Brugler wrote of Rudock, "A passer who gained confidence with each snap, Rudock doesn't have ideal physical traits, but the game appeared to slow down for him in the second half of the season." To Brugler's point, the 6-foot-3, 208-pounder threw for more than 250 yards just once in the first eight games before hitting that mark in each of his final five games. In those five contests, he held a 14/2 TD/INT ratio (he posted a 6/7 TD/INT ratio over the previous eight games). "Yes, his tools are average-at-best," Brugler concluded, "but his intelligence and intangibles will give him a chance." Failing to find a combine invite isn't necessarily a sign of future doom--last April, 41 players who didn't attend ended up being drafted, three hitting the fourth round. Still, it makes the climb that much more difficult. Feb 11 - 7:52 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said that Michigan QB Jake Rudock is "smart" and "tough."

"[Rudock's] smart, he's tough, and he's going to get you in the right checks," Jeremiah said during the broadcast of Saturday's East-West Shrine Game. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Michigan grad completed 8-of-14 passes for 77 yards and an interception in the contest. Following a strong second half of the 2015 campaign, he's slowly drawn talk of a sixth or seventh-round selection in the draft. There's not a ton of upside here, but he could find himself a role as a backup at the next level.
Jan 24 - 7:10 PM

Michigan QB Jake Rudock completed 8-of-14 passes for 77 yards and an interception in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

Rudock drew the start for the East squad, but was largely ineffective, averaging just 5.5 YPA in the contest. While the 6-foot-3, 280-pound hopeful NFLer's numbers weren't particularly inspiring in his short day of work on Saturday, he boosted himself into the draft conversation with a nice second half to the 2015 campaign (3,017 passing yards, 20/9 TD/INT ratio overall). This month, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has called him a potential sixth or seventh-round selection, while a longtime NFL offensive coach deemed him a poor man's Andy Dalton. Don't expect his name to be called in the first two days of the draft, but he could certainly draw interest in the later rounds as a potential NFL backup.
Jan 23 - 8:37 PM

One longtime NFL offensive coach told Bruce Feldman that Michigan QB Jake Rudock is a poor man's Andy Dalton.

The coach apparently said Rudock is the sleeper quarterback prospect to watch. The Michigan quarterback transferred from Iowa to play one season under Jim Harbaugh. He started off slow, but Rudock certainly looked better as the season went along. The first five contests compared to the last five were drastically different. There are a number potential late round quarterbacks that look like career backups.
Jan 22 - 10:51 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper says Michigan QB Jake Rudock could slot into Rds. 6-7.

And you thought you'd seen the last of Rudock. The 6-foot-3, 208-pounder, who fell out favor at Iowa, transferred to Michigan for his last year of eligibility and went on to throw for 3,017 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He led the Big Ten in completion percentage (64.0) and was second in overall passer rating (141.5). Rudock has a noodle arm and a wiry frame, but he's got smarts, NFL toughness and a stamp of approval from both Kirk Ferentz and Jim Harbaugh, which goes a long way in NFL circles. Rudock is set to play in the upcoming Shrine Game. "Rudock, I like what he did, he was solid most of the year throughout the campaign for Jim (Harbaugh), but I’m thinking more a late rounder, sixth/seventh round," Kiper said. "The same thing we talked about with Brandon Doughty coming out of Western Kentucky, same thing we talked about with Jake Coker coming out of Alabama, a late-round type possibility."
Jan 14 - 5:48 PM

Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock has been added to the East West Shrine roster.

Rudock seemingly takes the place of Brandon Allen, who was added to the Senior Bowl. Rudock performed above expectations this season under Jim Harbaugh after transferring from Iowa. He will be on the East roster alongside Blake Frohnapfel of UMass and Joel Stave of Wisconsin.
Source: Shrine Game
Jan 14 - 11:38 AM

Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock completed 20 of 31 attempts for 278 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 41-7 win over Florida.

Many picked apart Rudock earlier in the season (including us), asking why Jim Harbaugh would want Iowa's backup quarterback. Rudock has shut them all up since and played at a high level down the stretch. Florida is one of the more talented defenses in the country, and Michigan picked them apart. Jim Harbaugh won 10 games this season with another coach's players.
Jan 1 - 4:31 PM

Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock said that his injured right shoulder "feel[s] really good."

All signs continue to point in the right direction for Rudock, who damaged his right wing courtesy of Ohio State's Joey Bosa near the end of November. Said the 6-foot-3, 208-pound graduate, "Obviously, right after I felt really bad but now I feel really good. Doing everything I can, playing football as normal, don’t have the same restrictions, which is always a good thing." He's been a full participant in practice. In another interesting, unrelated note, Rudock indicated that Michigan is treating this as a normal week. To wit, he said that the coaching staff has not added many new plays. The Wolverines will tango with the Gators in the Citrus Bowl on January 1.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 09:46:00 PM

Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock (shoulder) has been a full participant in all practices leading up to the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 against Florida.

The reports on Rudock this month have been consistent: He's healthy enough to practice without limits and is going to start against the Gators. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound graduate injured his shoulder against Ohio State in late November.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 06:45:00 PM

Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock (shoulder) indicated that he's been able to practice without limitation.

All signs have pointed the way toward Rudock's shoulder--which he injured against Ohio State in late November--being healed enough for him to play in the Citrus Bowl against Florida on January 1. On Tuesday, the 6-foot-3, 208-pound graduate noted that there have been no setbacks in practice. Barring a catastrophe, it looks like he should be ready to roll on New Year's Day.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 07:40:00 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that he thinks graduate QB Jake Rudock (shoulder) will be able to play against Florida in the Citrus Bowl on January 1.

Ohio State's Joey Bosa landed a hard hit on Rudock in the fourth quarter of Michigan's 42-13 loss on November 28, injuring the graduate gunslinger's left shoulder in the process. In the aftermath of the game, ESPN reported that the 6-foot-3, 208-pound Rudock should be able to play in the team's bowl game. Harbaugh echoed this sentiment a week later. "I think he'll be able to play in the [Citrus Bowl]. He hasn't thrown yet. But I think he will soon."
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:38:00 PM

According to an ESPN report, Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock (shoulder) should be healthy enough to play in a bowl game when the time comes.

Rudock suffered a left shoulder injury courtesy of Ohio State terror Joey Bosa in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 42-13 defeat. After the game, HC Jim Harbaugh indicated that the injury occurred at the AC joint, which connects the collarbone and shoulder blade. While it's still early and the situation remains fluid, a source with knowledge of the injury told ESPN that it should not keep Rudock out of Michigan's bowl game.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 03:34:00 PM

Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock left Saturday's 42-13 loss to Ohio State midway through the second half with a shoulder injury.

Ohio State's defense came to play today. That was bad news for Rudock, who was battered throughout the contest. Joey Bosa knocked him out of the game with a crushing hit that can be seen at the link below. Rudock landed on his left shoulder, grabbed at it in pain and didn't return. Before leaving, he completed 19-of-32 passes for 263 yards and a touchdown. Wilton Speight came on in relief and was thoroughly ineffective. Jim Harbaugh desperately needs to identify a quality quarterback for next season.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 03:34:00 PM

Michigan QB Jake Rudock will not return to Saturday's game against Ohio State due to a shoulder injury.

We believe it is to Rudock's left shoulder. The quarterback was driven to the ground by Joey Bosa, who overmatched the tackle and got a clean hit on the quarterback. Prior to exiting, Rudock completed 19 of 32 attempts for 263 yards and a touchdown.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 03:01:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler describes Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock as "one of the most improved players this season."

In Michigan's big win 48-41 2OT win over Indiana, Rudock completed 71 percent of his passes for 440 yards, six touchdowns and an interception. The Michigan prospect has put up back-to-back 300 yard games over the last two contests, and Brugler notes that Rudock "is playing with supreme confidence, trusting his arm and eyes."
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 03:33:00 PM