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Bryce Petty | Quarterback

Team: Baylor Bears
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/31/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230

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Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty is a "tale of two years," according to one NFL executive.
"He was very accurate last year, but he's not so accurate this year," the executive added. "His fundamentals have come unraveled. His lower-body position [is out of whack]." We would challenge the executive a bit, since Petty has never been an accurate downfield passer despite what highlights might show. Some call Marcus Mariota a "system quarterback." This label applies to Petty much more than Mariota. The executive did say Petty has looked better during the end of the season. Dec 19 - 12:40 PM
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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler writes that "scouts are divided on the pro prospects" of Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty.

Petty "has the physical talent, but his ability to handle pressure and consistently make correct reads are question marks in his transition to the NFL," Brugler wrote. The analyst advises to keep a closer eye on the matchup between Petty and Michigan State defensive coordinator whiz Pat Narduzzi, who, writes Brugler, is exceptional at "dialing up blitzes and confusing quarterbacks." It's no understatement to say that the Cotton Bowl is crucial for Petty's volatile stock.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 17 - 5:33 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty was outstanding in his return from a mild concussion, going 34-of-40 for 412 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 38-27 win over Kansas State.

He also had a rushing touchdown. The Bears' prospect is helped greatly by the fact that three of his best games this year came against TCU, Oklahoma and Kansas State. In other words, Baylor's three biggest games, all wins. Opinions on Petty are about as varied as any prospect. Some see a late first- or second-rounder, while others perceive a prospect who has been made by outstanding coaching, a scheme that only accentuates his strengths, and a marquee supporting cast. A mid- to late-rounder, in other words. An AFC scout falling in the latter category recently compared Petty to Matt Flynn and Drew Stanton. "He's a smart, high-character player. Decent athlete, with a strong lower body, but I personally don't see him as a top prospect," the scout said.
Dec 7 - 10:14 PM

One AFC scout compared Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty to Matt Flynn and Drew Stanton.

"He's a smart, high-character player. Decent athlete, with a strong lower body, but I personally don't see him as a top prospect," the same scout said. An NFC personnel man said timing and accuracy are the main areas Petty needs to work on. You all know our thoughts on Petty. He will be drafted, but do not expect a team to look for him as a starter early in his career.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 6 - 1:03 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty was a full participant in practice on Friday, according to Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel.

Mandel notes Petty is still progressing through the concussion protocol. The quarterback did pass one concussion test earlier in the week but was scheduled for another. Baylor faces a stiff test in Kansas State.
Dec 5 - 10:22 AM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty passed one concussion test earlier this week and will be administered another Thursday.

Petty suffered a minor concussion in the third quarter of Saturday's win over Texas Tech. He woke up with a headache the next day, but both he and everyone associated with the program have expressed nothing but optimism that the star signal-caller will start in Saturday's crucial matchup against Kansas State. Petty has thrown for 2,893 yards on a 59-percent completion percentage with a 25/5 TD/INT ratio this season. If he fails Thursday's concussion test, backup Seth Russell would be tabbed as starter.
Dec 4 - 3:40 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty and Bears HC Art Briles are both optimistic Petty will play against Kansas State on Saturday.

Petty suffered a minor concussion in the third quarter of Saturday's win over Texas Tech. "(The headache) is kind of off and on, and it's starting to get shorter on and longer off," Petty said. "And then when it is hurting a little bit, it's a lot lighter than it used to be. ... I'll be fine. I think it's more exercise-induced kind of stuff, go through things, make sure everything's OK. But as far as practice schedule, I should be able to go." We already know about Petty's toughness, as he played through cracked spine bones earlier this year. If he can't go -- which would be a big surprise -- backup Seth Russell will get the call.
Dec 2 - 8:54 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty went 18-of-25 passing for 210 yards and two touchdowns before leaving Saturday's win over Texas Tech in the third quarter with a mild concussion.

Baylor deflated after Petty's injury and very nearly blew a 25-point lead, getting outscored 19-3 in the fourth quarter during a wild 48-46 escape. "I feel good. ... On the field, it was a little muddy there. It's a new day and age now, where I guess they get upset about a few dingers and blurred vision," said Petty, who said he'll definitely play against Kansas State this weekend. "Just a little dinger, I'll be all right." Bears coach Art Briles said last week that Petty is this year's Blake Bortles and the best QB in the 2015 draft. We think that's overstating it. Petty will be in a competition for the No. 4-graded QB assuming UCLA's Brett Hundley, Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston all declare for the draft.
Dec 1 - 5:21 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty is considered uncertain for Saturday's game against Kansas State with a "mild concussion."

In other words, Petty has a concussion and Baylor is hoping he can play. He is currently going through concussion protocol. "Petty said he suffered from headaches and double vision and that things were a "little muddy" after the hit," Chuck Carlton writes.
Dec 1 - 9:42 AM

Baylor coach Art Briles said Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty is this year's Blake Bortles and the best QB in the 2015 draft.

"Obviously, I'm biased," Briles added. NFL.com's Charles Davis understands the comparison. "Petty (6-foot-3, 230) is similar in size to Bortles (6-5, 232), and he's a big, strong runner, just like Bortles," Davis wrote. "Will Petty rise up draft boards like Bortles, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft, did? That remains to be seen, but I do expect that the closer we get to the draft, the more NFL people are going to like what they see from Petty, especially when they get a chance to meet and work with him closely." Davis believes UCLA's Brett Hundley, Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston will all be rated ahead of Petty if they declare early, but didn't dismiss the possibility of Petty shooting up draft boards during the post-season evaluation process.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 25 - 8:16 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty went 18-for-29 for 262 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's victory over Oklahoma State.

He added 23 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Coming into the game, Petty had strung together three consecutive games without an interception; he had just three total prior to Saturday. Outside of those miscues, Petty was stellar, completing over 60-percent of his attempts and spreading the ball evenly amongst his deep receiving corps.
Nov 23 - 4:44 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that he did not think there would be a senior quarterback drafted in the first fifty picks of the 2015 NFL Draft.

"My draft prediction for the 2015 class? For the first time since 1994, a senior quarterback will not be drafted among the top-50 selections," wrote Brugler. Brugler actually went further than that, floating the possibility that there wouldn't be a senior QB drafted in the Top-100 if Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty failed to impress in pre-draft workouts.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 11 - 5:15 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty's performance against Oklahoma "showcased several of his strengths as a quarterback."

"But against the Sooners, he did a better job of showing functional mobility to extend plays outside the pocket and hit targets downfield for big plays vertically. And once the defensive backs started playing off coverage, Petty was able to pick on the Oklahoma defense with quick throws underneath. His full evaluation is still a work in progress, but Petty's performance on Saturday showcased several of his strengths as a quarterback," The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Petty completed 32 of 42 attempts for 387 yards and one touchdown in Baylor's 48-14 win against Oklahoma. Brugler notes that when the Baylor prospect "gets in a rhythm, he is highly efficient passing downfield, showing touch, timing and placement." Our own Josh Norris has Petty ranked as the No. 9 quarterback on his board.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 11 - 2:43 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty completed 32 of 42 attempts for 387 yards and one touchdown in the school's 48-14 win over Oklahoma.

After Petty had his ups and downs against TCU and WVU thanks to pressure, Oklahoma decided to drop players into coverage and let the quarterback hit open receivers. Why Bob, why? Petty was decisive on what Oklahoma gave him and was able to hit a nice downfield touch throw that concluded in the endzone.
Nov 8 - 4:59 PM

CBS Sports Dane Brugler noted that Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty "might not be 100% following his early season back injury."

To be clear, this is just speculation on Brulger's part. The CBS Sports analyst pointed out that despite a nice 20:3 TD:INT ratio, Petty is completing just 54.6% of his passes. Last season, Petty was completing 62% of his throws. The drop-off could be based on a number of factors, with the injury just being one. Coming into the 2014 campaign, teams had a full season of film to dissect, whereas in 2013, Petty largely came up from behind on the competition. Rotoworld's Josh Norris has Petty ranked as the No. 9 quarterback on the board.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 6 - 7:41 PM