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Nathan Peterman | Quarterback

Team: Pittsburgh Panthers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 221

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Bills selected Pittsburgh QB Nate Peterman with the No. 171 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
Peterman (6’3/226) made 24 starts in two years at Pitt after transferring from Tennessee, finishing his career with a 60% completion rate and 47:17 TD-to-INT ratio. All told, he went 14-12 across 26 college starts. Peterman generated buzz at January’s Senior Bowl for his plus fundamentals. On tape, Peterman showed a quick release and consistent footwork but limited velocity and tossed vertical passes that tended to die at the end of their trajectory. Smart (33 Wonderlic score) and coachable, It’s not inconceivable that Peterman could become an Andy Dalton kind of player, but it’s unlikely. Brian Hoyer is probably a more realistic comparison. Sat, Apr 29, 2017 03:18:00 PM

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Yahoo Sports Benjamin Allbright reports that the Bills have "potential interest" in Pitt QB Nathan Peterman.

Buffalo selected LSU CB Tre'Davious White after moving down on Day 1. Come the start of Day 2 (7 EST) on Friday, they will hold picks Nos. 44, 75 and 91. The Bills had previously put Peterman through a private workout, as did the Patriots, Steelers, Eagles and Jaguars.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 06:08:00 PM

An anonymous NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman is "a Brian Hoyer."

"Like him," he said. "He’s a Brian Hoyer. Good, tough, mid-round guy that if he gets in the right system maybe he becomes a starter." The 6-foot-3, 226-pound Peterman, a favorite of ESPN's Jon Gruden, played in a pro-style offense in college. While polished and perfectly able to go through multiple progressions, Peterman has an average arm and isn't much of an athlete. "The guy just has really good command," one scout said. "Got a lot of poise, lot of moxie. Not the most gifted physically but the guy moves around well." A third scout said: "Played really well at the Senior Bowl. That’s obviously a big deal for a quarterback. Go down there and work in somebody else’s system with a bunch of guys you haven’t worked with. Then you go back and start watching his film and you say, ‘You know what? This guy is pretty good.’ Not a top-tier starter, but I think he is a starter."
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 02:50:00 PM

ESPN's Jon Gruden calls Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman the most NFL-ready quarterback in this class.

This opinion is probably largely predicated on the fact that the 6-foot-3, 226-pound Peterman played in a pro-style offense in college. Gruden predicts that four quarterbacks will go in Round 1, and he mentioned Peterman as a one of the possibilities in addition to Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, Mitchell Trubisky and DeShone Kizer. Peterman has his fans, but we'd be stunned if he went on Day 1. We think Rd. 3 is far more likely than Rd. 1.
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 03:09:00 PM

An NFC director of personnel said that Pitt QB Nathan Peterman's performance in a win over Clemson this past season "made me a believer."

Peterman threw for 308 yards and five touchdowns in that November victory. He did not throw for more than 300 yards in any other contest during the campaign. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares the 6-foot-2, 226-pounder to Raiders QB Derek Carr and notes that Peterman's "experience in a pro-style passing attack gives him a head start headed into the league." He is currently looking like a late Day 2/early Day 3 pick. The Jaguars, Bills, Chiefs, Steelers and Patriots have all either brought Peterman in for private workouts or plan to do so before the draft.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 05:56:00 PM

The Jaguars scheduled a private workout with Pitt QB Nathan Peterman.

Assuming the Jaguars don't go off script and take a quarterback in the first two rounds, Peterman could make some sense as a developmental prospect capable of pushing Blake Bortles. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline slotted Peterman into Rd. 4 in a recent mock draft, while ESPN's Todd McShay shipped him to the Cardinals in Rd. 3 of a mock draft published Wednesday.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 01:47:00 PM

Pitt QB Nathan Peterman has private workouts scheduled with the Steelers, Bills, Chiefs and Patriots.

Peterman has been moving up boards during the pre-Draft process. Right now, he appears to have moved into early-Day 3 territory. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline slotted him to Kansas City at No. 132 overall in Rd. 4 in a recent mock.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 02:04:00 PM

The Eagles have a private workout scheduled with Pitt QB Nathan Peterman.

Peterman is a favorite of some in the draft media, ranking as the fourth or fifth passers on some evaluators' boards. Peterman attended the Senior Bowl and started at Pitt after transferring from Tennessee. We expect Peterman to be a fourth or fifth round pick.
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 08:57:00 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay tweeted the more he watches Pitt QB Nathan Peterman, the more he likes.

"Full field read. Fast eyes. Ball is out on time and perfect placement," McShay wrote with a video of a play from a clean pocket on an inside breaking route with good timing with a throw over top of a linebacker in coverage. Peterman is loved by a number of media evaluators, namely Lance Zierlein, and some have suggested a second round pick could be in his future.
Mon, Feb 20, 2017 12:11:00 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter tagged the Chicago Bears as a potentially nice fit for Pitt QB Nathan Peterman.

"Peterman could be attractive because of his experience in a pro-style offense at Pitt," Reuter writes. "While the former Tennessee Volunteer doesn't have a plus arm, it's strong enough to move an NFL offense." He likes the fit with the Bears because Peterman presumably won't have to go through extensive system growing pains (something that was noticeably an issue for Jared Goff's development with the Rams in 2016). The only real stumbling block here is that the Bears may well draft a quarterback on Day 1 or Day 2 as they try to turn their franchise around with a higher-upside name. Peterman will likely be drafted on Day 3.
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 05:41:00 PM

Pitt HC Pat Narduzzi compares QB Nathan Peterman to Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins as a prospect, according to NFL Network's Mike Mayock.

Narduzzi's opinion on the matter holds weight, as he was on the staff that coached Cousins at Michigan State. A Tennessee transfer, Peterman migrated to Pennsylvania and was a two-year starter for Narduzzi. Peterman threw for 2,855 yards and a 27/7 TD/INT ratio for the Panthers in 2016. Like Cousins, he'll be available on Day 3.
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 11:41:00 AM

An NFC personnel man told Rotoworld's Josh Norris that a former coach of Pitt QB Nathan Peterman's "displayed very little enthusiasm for Peterman’s game."

The personnel man told Norris that he was puzzled by the lack of buzz surrounding Peterman. Norris and the evaluator agreed that Peterman was the top passer at the Senior Bowl. The former Tennessee Vol threw for 2,855 yards and a 27/7 TD/INT ratio for the Panthers in 2016. Some believe Peterman is one of the class' biggest QB sleepers.
Source: Rotoworld
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 03:23:00 PM's Lance Zierlein believes Pitt QB Nathan Peterman could be an NFL starter.

Peterman has "the poise, accuracy and field vision" to earn that label, according to Zierlein. So many are going to try to find the next Dak Prescott, but that goal is impossible. Peterman, however, could prove to be a great value and is easily the top senior passer in this class. He was bumped up to the Senior Bowl a few weeks ago.
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 09:08:00 AM

Pittsburgh senior QB Nathan Peterman completed 13-of-18 passes for 253 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Wednesday's 31-24 loss to Northwestern in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

Peterman was forced out of the game due to a possible head injury in the second half of Wednesday's contest (replaced by Ben DiNucci, who threw a pair of picks), but even before he exited stage left, he was running hot/cold. He did connect with Jester Weah on a 69-yard scoring pass in the closing minutes of the second quarter, but he also threw a brutal red-zone interception in that first half. Assuming he can recover from his injury concern in reasonably timely fashion, the 6-foot-2, 221-pounder will hit up the East-West Shrine Game later this winter. He has also been invited to the Senior Bowl. Peterman turned in a fine 2016 campaign on the whole, throwing for 2,855 yards with a 27/7 TD/INT ratio.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman accepted an invitation to attend the Senior Bowl.

Peterman previously accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game, but injuries to Senior Bowl quarterbacks helped him get the call up. The former Tennessee transfer outperformed expectations in 2016, his only season at Pitt.
Source: Senior Bowl
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 09:49:00 AM