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Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo completed 2-of-6 attempts for five yards and an interception in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

One's driver's license needn't read "Mel Kiper Jr." to understand that a 5/1 yards/interception ratio at a showcase event is devastating for a prospect that could have ridden a big week to solid Day 3 ground. We've never been in the camp that believes the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo is worth a pick.
Jan 18 - 1:33 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller "struggle[s] to see [Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo] having the passing ability to be an NFL quarterback."

"Accuracy is No. 1 on my list of important traits for an NFL prospect, and Fajardo struggles too often as a pure passer to succeed in the pros," Miller wrote. We agree with this take. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo is seen by some as a Day 3 pick. We don't see a draftable prospect.
Jan 11 - 6:58 PM

Nevada redshirt senior DE Brock Hekking collected a sack in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

In addition, he recorded a pair of quarterback hurries and recorded three tackles (one TFL). The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder clocks a 4.93 40-yard dash. "Hekking has a Tasmanian devil motor and mentality (and a brash blonde mullet to match), but his lack of explosive qualities and creativity as a pass rusher stands out," Dane Brugler of CBS Sports wrote over the summer. "His heart and desire translates well to the NFL, but his athletic and physical traits aren't on the same level, which hurts his value as a next level prospect." Hekking had 21.5 sacks during his career at Nevada.
Jan 11 - 2:26 PM

Nevada redshirt senior DE Brock Hekking will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Hekking's "heart and desire translates well to the NFL," Dane Brugler of CBS Sports wrote over the summer. The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder clocks a 4.93 40-yard dash. "Hekking has a Tasmanian devil motor and mentality (and a brash blonde mullet to match), but his lack of explosive qualities and creativity as a pass rusher stands out," Brugler wrote. "His heart and desire translates well to the NFL, but his athletic and physical traits aren't on the same level, which hurts his value as a next level prospect." Hekking, it should be noted, sports a flowing blonde mohawk in honor of former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth’s. Hekking had 21.5 sacks during his career at Nevada.
Jan 7 - 4:33 PM

Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo completed 14-of-29 attempts for 124 yards in Saturday's 16-3 loss to UL-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl.

The Wolfpack weren't competitive in the game, mustering only 213 total offensive yards, and a good portion of the blame can be placed at Fajardo's feet. As the focal point of Nevada's offense, the team generally goes as Fajardo does, and he was both inaccurate and tentative in this one. Fajardo, generally a rushing threat, was easily bottled up by the Ragin' Cajuns; he finished with 49 rushing yards on 13 carries. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo is seen by some as a Day 3 pick. We don't see a draftable prospect.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 04:39:00 PM

Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo ran for 143 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over UNLV.

Nevada didn't ask Fajardo to throw much; he finished 5-for-13 for 46 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. ESPN's Mel Kiper recently labeled Fajardo as the season's biggest QB riser. "Fajardo has gone from nonexistent on most boards to a possible Day 3 pick," Kiper wrote. "The senior is an above-average athlete, throws well on the run and shows poise facing pressure. A project, sure, but he has been just as successful as Colin Kaepernick in the same college offense."
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:26:00 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper calls Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo the season's biggest QB riser, and believes the prospect might now get drafted.

"Fajardo has gone from nonexistent on most boards to a possible Day 3 pick," Kiper wrote. "The senior is an above-average athlete, throws well on the run and shows poise facing pressure. A project, sure, but he has been just as successful as Colin Kaepernick in the same college offense." That's pretty high praise, though, it's necessary to point out, Kaepernick clearly had superior tools. Fajardo has 2,328 passing yards and 854 rushing yards this year.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 01:51:00 PM

Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo will attend the East West Shrine game.

Fajardo once drew some buzz at the position, but that was likely due to people trying to latch on to potential prospects and it has since tailed off. This season, he has completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 2,328 for 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, the worst numbers of his career.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 10:26:00 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo's NFL stock is falling.

"Scouts were high on Nevada’s dual threat quarterback entering the season," Pauline wrote. "And while the senior displays a good deal of athleticism in his game he also shows a large degree of inaccuracy in his throwing. Except for one outstanding performance against Arizona, Fajardo has completed under 60% against every other IA opponent this season. On film he makes receivers work too hard as they are continually slowing in routes, reaching backwards or getting vertical to make the grab." The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo will remain the focal point of Nevada's offense for the remainder of the season, but he's going to have to improve his productivity through the air to get a sniff in war rooms.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 09:12:00 PM

Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo completed 29-of-39 attempts for 321 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 35-28 loss to Arizona on Saturday.

The Wolf Pack needed a huge game from Fajardo to have a shot at the upset, and their star signal-caller obliged. Nevada came up short, but Fajardo cut himself some nice game film to offer NFL scouts. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote over the summer that NFL scouts "really like" the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder. His shot of getting drafted will skyrocket if he can remain healthy throughout the season.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 12:56:00 AM

Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo completed 12-of-21 attempts for 110 yards, and rushed 16 times for 100 yards in a 24-13 win against Washington State.

Nevada's defense strangled Washington State, and Brian Polian basically used his offense to drain the clock, refusing to take chances that might lead to turnovers. It worked: Nevada won the time of possession battle and didn't commit a turnover. That's how you win when you're outgained 428-to-324. As for the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo, he will remain the focal point of Nevada's offense for the remainder of the season. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote over the summer that NFL scouts "really like" him.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 02:29:00 AM

Utah State senior QB Cody Fajardo completed 30 of 41 attempts for 303 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the school's 28-19 win over Southern Utah.

Fajardo added 68 rushing yards and a touchdown. The Nevada quarterback missed two games last season. He should get consideration for a postseason all star game.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Nevada redshirt senior DE Brock Hekking's "heart and desire translates well to the NFL," writes Dane Brugler of CBS Sports.

Hekking led the Wolf Pack with nine sacks last year. "Hekking has a Tasmanian devil motor and mentality (and a brash blonde mullet to match), but his lack of explosive qualities and creativity as a pass rusher stands out," Brugler wrote. "His heart and desire translates well to the NFL, but his athletic and physical traits aren't on the same level, which hurts his value as a next level prospect." The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder clocks a 4.93 40-yard dash.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 10:55:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler thinks Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo's "physical tools are more average than above average."

"Fajardo has a quick release with efficient eyes to work through his reads," Brugler wrote. "He has been productive, but has also thrown a lot of safe, high completion throws on tape in Nevada's pistol spread offense that emphasizes more of a horizontal attack rather than vertical." The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo has decent size, but there are questions with his ability to stay healthy. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this month that NFL scouts "really like" him.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 04:34:00 PM

NFL scouts "really like" Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Fajardo has decent size, but there are questions with his ability to stay healthy. "He’s a mobile passer with a good arm yet a signal caller who forces passes into double coverage and sprays throws," Pauline wrote. Fajardo isn't terribly athletic, and not everybody agrees with Pauline's assessment that he has good arm strength. The Wolfpack signal-caller will be watched closely by the NFL this year.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 02:06:00 PM


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