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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 "has linebacker's size (6-3, 238) and a tailback's burst and athleticism," writes Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.
Petty was named to Feldman's "All-Freak" team, a deserved honor for a QB who vertical jumps 38 inches, broad jumps 10-feet, 5.5-inches, squats 510 pounds and runs a 4.62 forty. If you need proof of Petty's work ethic, consider that he arrived on campus weighing 214 pounds, with a 31-inch vertical and a high 4.8 second forty. Bears strength coach Kaz Kazadi said Petty's workout numbers rival former Baylor QB RGIII's. "If you wanted him to go to 250 and make him a defensive end so he was chasing quarterbacks, he could do it," said Kazadi. "If you wanted to make him that old-school, over-the-tight end outside linebacker, he could do it. If you wanted to make him a tight end, he could easily do it. He can do all that." Jul 13 - 9:26 PM
Source: Fox Sports

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NFL.com's Bucky Brooks "can't jump onboard" with the idea that Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty is a potential franchise quarterback.

A four-game film study left Brooks "questioning [Petty's] overall talent and potential." The 6-foot-3, 230-pound redshirt senior put ip 4,200 yards and a 32-to-3 TD-to-INT ratio last year, but Brooks gave a lot of credit for those numbers to his stellar supporting cast. "I saw a quarterback who greatly benefitted from a clever offensive system and supporting cast loaded with future NFL playmakers," wrote the analyst. "Petty didn't exhibit the arm talent, accuracy and playmaking ability I would expect from a franchise quarterback; I would need to see dramatic improvements in his mechanics and overall play to place him in the conversation with Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston and Brent Hundley as the top quarterback in the 2015 class."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 4 - 2:25 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Baylor's Bryce Petty as the top senior QB for the 2015 NFL Draft.

"He put up exceptional totals last season and should be in line for a big senior year with plenty of offensive talent still on hand around him," Kiper writes. "The Baylor offense is always going to create numbers as long as coach Art Briles is around, but Petty has skills that go beyond a good offense." We think Petty has some positive traits, but evaluators will likely be more critical once spotlighting his play. Oregon State's Sean Mannion, Ohio State's Braxton Miller, Arizona State's Taylor Kelly and Georgia's Hutson Mason round out the top five seniors.
Source: ESPN
Jun 9 - 11:07 AM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty did not seek advice from the NFL Draft Advisory Board after last season.

It's a surprising and interesting factoid, seeing as though it pertains to a player who would have found out that he was in line to make a few million dollars as a potential late first- or early second-round pick. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder, an early Heisman candidate, had zero intention of declaring for the draft early. Big 12 defensive coordinators wish he would have: After slapping down 4,200 yards and a 32-to-3 TD-to-INT ratio last year, Petty now has a better understanding of Art Briles' offensive philosophy. Briles believes redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty will have a better season in 2014 than he did in 2013.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 8 - 10:45 PM

Baylor coach Art Briles believes redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty will have a better season in 2014 than he did in 2013.

Considering that Petty is coming off a huge campaign of 4,200 yards, 32 touchdowns and just three interceptions, Briles' expectations are sky high. "He has a vast amount of experience now, to help him improve in everything that he does. Leadership, decision-making, things that can give him an edge on the field," Briles told FOX Sports' The Audible with Bruce Feldman. "I expect him, as crazy as it sounds, to be even more productive, even better and to lead us to even greater heights than he did last year." The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder is an early Heisman candidate and first-round candidate. Briles hopes he can lead Baylor to the next level. "As a team, we want to get into those playoffs," Petty told the Dallas Morning News last month. "That is the next step in this program to become a national powerhouse. We took the right steps last year. We had a splash on the scene."
Jun 2 - 8:41 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler refers to Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty as a "younger, more athletic version of Brandon Weeden."

"He has more than enough arm strength to make every throw, displaying excellent timing within Baylor's pass-happy, shotgun offense," wrote the analyst. "Petty has little experience under center or with his three, five and seven step drops and needs to improve his pocket presence to feel pressure while keeping his eyes downfield." Brugler makes the connection to Weeden because Petty comes "from a spread offense that relies on a lot of quick, one-read plays that make it easy to identify single match-ups." That system -- and Petty's gifts, of course -- allowed the signal caller to collect 4,200 yards, and a 32-to-3 TD-to-INT ratio last year.
Source: CBS Sports
May 30 - 10:15 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty runs a 4.62 second forty.

Petty doesn't get many chances to show off his athletic tools on the field, as Baylor's high-flying offense asks him instead to spray lasers all over the field, but that's an aspect of his game that the NFL will appreciate. Petty has a vertical jump of 38 inches, a broad jump of 10-foot-5.5 inches, and he can squat 510 pounds. The signal caller was in the Heisman discussion with 4,200 yards and a 32/3 TD-to-INT ratio last year. Bears' coach Art Briles said in December that he believes Petty will be a top-five pick in the 2015 draft.
Source: NFL.com
May 30 - 8:59 PM

NFL.com writers Mike Huguenin and Bryan Fischer believe Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty has the most to prove amongst Big 12 players this season.

"He is a potential first-rounder in the 2015 draft, but he has a relatively small body of work and needs to be even better this fall to make that potential turn into the reality of a first-round selection," Huguenin wrote. "If he doesn't live up to the billing, he risks falling in the draft." Petty put up 4,200 yards with a 32/3 TD-to-INT ratio last year. The signal-caller, perhaps the Big 12's lone "hope of making it to New York for the Heisman ceremony," according to Fischer, "has a chance to turn into a first-round pick with continued refinement of his mechanics and footwork."
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 2:00 PM

ESPN's Trent Dilfer believes Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty has the potential to leap into the elite prospect category this coming season.

Some would argue he's already in the discussion. Petty put up 4,200 yards and 32 TDs last year. Perhaps more impressive, when you consider the sheer amount of pass attempts he made (many of which were vertical in Art Briles' hyper-aggressive scheme), was that Petty only threw three interceptions. Dilfer's colleague Todd McShay slotted Petty No. 15 to the Texans in his first 2015 mock.
Source: ESPN.com
May 15 - 9:15 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty and senior WR Antwan Goodley have a goal of being the "best quarterback-receiver duo in the nation."

Any gains that either of these players makes over the offseason will test the resolve of Big 12 defensive coordinators, as Petty put up 4,200 yards and 32 TDs last year and Goodley collected 71 receptions for 1,339 yards with 13 touchdowns. "We have to prove last year wasn’t a fluke," Petty said. "For us it’s ‘Ok, we were the best in the Big 12, why not the best in the nation?’ The encore is to be the best quarterback-receiver duo in the nation and lead Baylor to a Big 12 championship for a second time and get into the playoff and win a national championship."
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 25 - 8:15 PM

The NCAA Football Rules Committee recommended offenses can't snap the ball with more than 29 seconds on the play clock, allowing defenses a window to make substitutions.

This would not impact the final two minutes of each half. If the ball is snapped before 10 seconds has run off the play clock, a 5-yard penalty will be assessed. We are not sure if this recommendation will come into fruition, since it could considerably limit faster paced offenses. Tempo prevents defenses from changing their personnel. This is being framed as a safety issue, but if that is the case why doesn't the committee view Alabama's style a safety concern, since they might run "power" 30 times a game?
Source: NCAA
Feb 13 - 8:29 AM

Baylor redshirt junior QB Bryce Petty completed 30 of 47 attempts for 356 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Wednesday's 52-42 loss in the Fiesta Bowl against UCF.

Petty also ran for three touchdowns. The cannon-armed junior barely overshot several deep passes on Wednesday. Baylor's timing was a bit off and it needed to be perfect to keep pace with the Knights' offense. Petty will return to school next season and was ranked by NFL.com's Gil Brandt as the No. 1 senior-to-be-quarterback. Bears' coach Art Briles said last month that he believes Petty will be a top-five pick in the 2015 draft.
Jan 2 - 12:47 AM

Baylor head coach Art Briles believes redshirt junior QB Bryce Petty will be a top five pick after next season.

"Now we have a good feel how Bryce functions, what he can do, and next year I think he'll be phenomenal. I think he'll be a top-five pick in 2015, no question," Briles said on the College Football 24/7. Petty will be competing with Florida State's Jameis Winston, Oregon's Marcus Mariota, and possibly UCF's Blake Bortles and Wyoming's Brett Smith.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:22:00 AM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt ranked Baylor redshirt junior QB Bryce Petty as the No. 1 senior-to-be-quarterback.

Petty has thrown for 3,557 yards and 28 touchdowns against only two interceptions in 2013. "I like Petty, first of all, because I have a great deal of confidence in head coach Art Briles, who told me as far back as two years ago that he thought Petty could be the best QB he's ever coached -- this coming from a guy who has coached the likes of Robert Griffin III and Kevin Kolb," Brandt wrote. "Petty has both a strong and accurate arm. He gets the ball to his receivers in a hurry, but he also puts it right into his receivers' hands."
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 09:58:00 PM

Baylor redshirt junior QB Bryce Petty reiterated he will return to school for the 2014 season.

"I will definitely be back next year," Petty told KWTX-TV. This is the second time in the last few days that Petty has declared his intention of staying. Initial expectations believed numerous non-seniors would declare, but that number has seemingly dropped in recent days.
Source: ABC News
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 01:38:00 PM