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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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Former NFL scout and current NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Baylor QB Bryce Petty has undeniable potential but needs a few years of developmental time.
"When I look at Bryce Petty starting at the next level, I think he has that potential but I think it's a few years off," said Jeremiah. "You wouldn't think a guy that threw as much as he did in college is a project, but to come out of that system (at Baylor) and adjust into an NFL system, I think it's going to take some time." NFL Media colleague Mike Mayock ranks Petty as the No. 3 QB. Petty (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) posted a ridiculous 62/10 TD/INT rate at Baylor and has a strong arm and good athleticism, but it's difficult to project his NFL prospects coming from Art Briles' extreme spread formations. "These guys are coming from the spread offenses where they don't even take snaps under center. That's one thing you have to do," NFL Media's Curtis Conway said. "Even the language is a lot different in the pros and these guys that want to come in a start right away, it's going to be tough." Mar 2 - 12:25 AM
Source: NFL.com

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Chris Landry, who works with the NFL Combine, told 620 WDAE that Texans HC Bill O'Brien prefers Bryce Petty to Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.

Landry adds O'Brien, and many other coaches, were inclined to like Mariota on film more than Jameis Winston, but the real story is Petty. In the link below, fast forward to 36:00 to hear the quotes. We aren't sure why it is appropriate to pass on news like this, as coaches and coordinators rarely speak this candidly to the media on their own. O'Brien does have an interesting history with quarterbacks thus far in the NFL, as reports have stated he was interested in Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, traded for Ryan Mallett and drafted Tom Savage. He could have traded up for Teddy Bridgewater as well. This is no slight to Chris Landry, as many people who work close to the NFL are not widely known outside of the league, but we have not heard of Landry until this moment.
Source: 620 WDAE
Mar 1 - 11:57 AM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock wants to see more of Baylor QB Bryce Petty's game film.

"I keep wanting to like Bryce Petty because his arm is so good," Mayock said. Petty enjoyed a great showing at the combine. On television, Mayock said the Baylor product will take more than a one-year to develop if an NFL club wants to turn him into a starter, but added that he was impressed with the way the ball was flying out of Petty's hand. NFL Films' analyst Greg Cosell believes Petty was the most impressive thrower at the combine, while an AFC QB coach said Petty's showing made him the No. 3 signal-caller in the class.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 25 - 10:32 PM

An AFC QB coach said he now ranks Baylor QB Bryce Petty as the No. 3 signal-caller in the class.

"After watching the tape, talking to both guys and seeing them work out, I have Petty ahead as my third quarterback," the coach said when asked to compare Bryce Petty and Brett Hundley. NFL Films guru Greg Cosell and NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock also both praised Petty's showing at the combine. "Petty showed good velocity on his throws during his NFL Scouting Combine workout and was said to have improved his stock by many scouts and coaches in attendance," wrote NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein. "Team sources raved about Hundley's interviews and it is hard to determine just where both quarterbacks are stacking up on team boards at this point."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 25 - 7:57 PM

NFL Films' analyst Greg Cosell said Baylor QB Bryce Petty was the most impressive thrower at the combine.

"I also know, from talking to people, that he has very little understanding... of a three-step drop, a five-step drop, a seven-step drop, and the route concepts that go with those," Cosell said. "Just looking at a guy throwing a football with men in tights, he looked pretty good." NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock was also impressed by Petty's showing at the combine, particularly with how the ball was jumping off his hand. While Petty's tools are easy enough to love, the signal-caller will need a year-plus of development time as he acclimates to an NFL offensive system.
Feb 25 - 6:28 PM

Baylor QB Bryce Petty’s accuracy on Saturday "really impressed" ESPN’s Todd McShay.

"Tightened up his lower-body mechanics and it's showing during this passing session," McShay wrote. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock was also impressed by Petty's showing, particularly with how the ball was jumping off his hand, but believes Petty will require more than a year of work to mold into an NFL starter due to his transition from Baylor's spread offense to a pro-style set.
Feb 22 - 7:09 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Baylor QB Bryce Petty will be more than a one-year project if an NFL club wants to turn him into a starter.

Mayock was impressed by Petty's showing on Saturday, particularly with how the ball was jumping off of the Baylor prospect's hand. That said, the analyst believes it will take patience to develop Petty because the Bears' signal-caller doesn't have experience in a pro-style offense and will have to re-conceptualize his work inside the pocket amidst the transition.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 22 - 2:45 PM

Baylor QB Bryce Petty "is one of the players who can help himself the most in Indy," notes NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.

"The NFL is desperate for quarterbacks, and this guy started two years for a pretty good Baylor team -- and yet, he's not even mentioned as a possibility in the first three rounds," Brandt wrote. "Given that the Bears used the shotgun and a very small playbook, Petty will have to show he can take snaps under center and be accurate on three-, five- and seven-step drops. I think we'll see he's improved since the Senior Bowl and throw well." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline recently reported that NFL doctors at the combine "will closely inspect" Petty's back, an injury he sustained in September that many think was more severe than was let on. An AFC North area scout told NFL.com during the season: "My grade is a projection based on what I think he can do rather than what he did this year. I think his back was a bigger problem for him than people realize."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 20 - 8:41 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that NFL doctors at the combine "will closely inspect" Baylor QB Bryce Petty's back.

"There has been some concern surrounding previous issues," Pauline wrote. Petty missed some time in September with cracked bones in his neck. He eventually gutted through the pain and returned to the field. An AFC North area scout told NFL.com during the season: "My grade is a projection based on what I think he can do rather than what he did this year. I think his back was a bigger problem for him than people realize."
Feb 17 - 7:08 PM

NFL media reports Baylor QB Bryce Petty has been clocked at 4.62 seconds in the 40, has a vertical jump of 38 inches, and has broad jumped 10-foot, 5 1/2 inches.

Impressive numbers for a quarterback, especially one considered more of a pocket passer. "He went into the season generally considered the top senior quarterback, and he might exit the combine in that position, too," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "But that designation and $1 will get you a soda. He will be out to show he is the best athlete among the quarterbacks [at the combine]. If he performs to those standards at the combine, he will impress the scouts. But he has some on-field issues -- perhaps most notably, his ability to read defenses -- and those aren't going to miraculously disappear, even if he shines athletically at the combine." Though Petty has great tools, we aren't high on him because he looked uncomfortable in the rare instances when he had to deal with pressure or covered receivers. He's a mid-round prospect.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 9 - 9:35 PM

Baylor QB Bryce Petty must show scouts at the combine that he "can pick up pro-style offense faster than they expect," wrote NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Petty could really help himself if he does a good job of showing teams that he can process information up on the board beyond just the one-read offense he was in at Baylor," Zierlein wrote. "He might run better than expected and throw better than expected. The event that the public can't see is also the one that could help him the most, when he meets with coaches about what to do in certain situations." Though Petty (6-foot-2 3/4, 230 pounds) has all the tools to succeed in the NFL, we've been down on him because he rarely had to deal with pressure or covered receivers and at times looked uncomfortable when he did. The Baylor prospect hasn't yet proven to analysts and scouts that he can win from within the pocket.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 7 - 5:08 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty "struggled to make scouts believe he offers legitimate NFL talent" at the Senior Bowl.

"Petty has proven that he's little more than a product of Baylor's high-octane passing offense and has struggled to make scouts believe he offers legitimate NFL talent," Pauline wrote. "He never distinguished himself above the group of mediocre quarterbacks on the North squad and finished his week of Senior Bowl practices by throwing a pair of interceptions on Thursday." Petty had a golden opportunity to overtake Brett Hundley as the perceived No. 3 QB at the Senior Bowl, but scouts and analysts walked away from his showing disappointed. It's fair to mention that Petty faced a steep degree of difficulty last week in transitioning from Baylor's no-huddle, spread offense to the pro-style formations used at the Senior Bowl.
Jan 29 - 6:45 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty went 9-for-13 for 123 yards and an interception at the Senior Bowl.

Petty faced a steep degree of difficulty last week in transitioning from Baylor's no-huddle, spread offense to pro-style formations at the Senior Bowl. His acclimation wasn't always smooth, though Petty did show scouts impressive tools. Petty told Newsday last week that he feels like he's the No. 1 quarterback in the draft.
Jan 26 - 10:09 PM

The Browns were "very impressed" with Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty's "demeanor" in their talk with him, reported ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

"Petty could be an intriguing option for the Browns, possibly as a one- or two-year stash option to develop him behind the scenes," Fowler wrote. "Petty has good size (6-foot-2 3/4, 230 pounds) and wasn't overly accurate at Baylor (low-60s completion percentages) but made up for that by averaging nearly 10 yards per passing attempt over two seasons as a starter. He's athletic for his size, notching 20 rushing touchdowns the last two seasons." Petty struggled a little bit during the first few days of Senior Bowl practices -- which probably isn't a surprise given the offense he was coming from -- but he isn't suffering from a confidence crisis. He told Newsday this week that he feels like he's the No. 1 quarterback in the draft.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 24 - 4:23 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks observes that Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty "has struggled stringing together completions in team drills" at Senior Bowl practices.

"Petty has struggled stringing together completions in team drills over the past two days and the questions persist about his ability to transition into a pro-style system after thriving in Art Briles' innovative scheme at Baylor," Brooks wrote. The Baylor prospect needed a strong performance to impress evaluators this week, and that hasn't been the case as of yet. Brooks notes that, Petty is a "work in progress and he will need time to develop at the next level."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 23 - 4:10 PM