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Giants selected Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta with the No. 108 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Lauletta (6’3/222) made 36 starts for the Spiders, going 24-12 and earning 2017 Colonial Athletic Association OPOY. He graduated with a career 63.5% completion rate at 8.76 yards per attempt with a 73:35 TD-to-INT ratio. Lauletta is more pocket passer than scrambler, but he is a plus athlete with 4.81 speed and 12 rushing scores over his final three years. Lauletta lit up the Senior Bowl for game MVP honors with 198 yards and three TDs. Lauletta’s biggest pre-draft criticism was his arm strength, although his 52 MPH ball velocity at the Combine is well above the usual 48 MPH threshold. Lauletta is an intriguing developmental prospect with several box-checking traits and should push 2017 third-rounder Davis Webb for No. 2 duties.
Apr 28 - 12:38 PM

An NFL scout told Bob McGinn Football that Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta has "the face, the body type, the maturity."

We're not quite sure what the scout means by the fact that Lauletta has "the face" for quarterback, but one consistent theme evaluators hit on with McGinn was that for all of the Spiders signal-caller's positives in terms of coachability and football intelligence, he just doesn't have a huge physical skill-set. As one evaluator put it, "I don’t know if he’s got enough arm, truly." Lauletta's best fit at the pro level will come in a system where he's not forced to torpedo the ball downfield too often, but rather allows him to tap into his positives as a rhythm passer in a timing offense. We don't believe Lauletta will be drafted in the first round, but it's not an impossibility. This draft could have any number of surprises, simply due to the number of quality quarterback prospects available.
Apr 23 - 5:28 PM

NFL Draft Scout's Dane Brugler projects the Patriots to take Kyle Lauletta to go to the Patriots with the 63rd pick in his seven-round mock draft.

The Patriots have five picks before that, but Brugler projects them to address their other needs and then select Lauletta with the second-to-last pick of the second round. The former Richmond Spider star has seen his stock explode since his strong play at the Reese's Senior Bowl, and it now appears he's a lock to go on Day 2. The Patriots took Jimmy Garoppolo in a similar position, and Lauletta has been compared to Jimmy G quite often this draft season.
Apr 14 - 7:26 PM

NFL Media Draft Analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes that Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta could be the future replacement for Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers.

Jeremiah believes that Lauletta could be the selection in the second round with the 48th pick. Very few players -- and certainly no quarterbacks -- have seen their draft stock rise more than the 6-foot-3, 222-pound signal-caller has this spring. "I like the idea of selecting Lauletta in the second round," writes Jeremiah. "He has just enough arm strength to go along with excellent accuracy and anticipation. He also has the mobility to escape pressure and throw on the move."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 9 - 9:48 PM

The Cardinals will host Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta on a pre-draft visit.

Lauletta's name is being mentioned as a second or third round pick, and the Cardinals in the middle of the first round will likely miss out on the first tier of prospects. The team is still searching for a long-term answer at the position, and Lauletta's performance at the Senior Bowl likely spread comfort around the league.
Mar 29 - 11:37 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that quarterbacks coaches for six teams were on hand to watch Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta on Wednesday's pro day.

The Cardinals, Ravens, Panthers, Bengals, Buccaneers and Redskins sent their quarterbacks coaches to Richmond to observe Lauletta. In total, 26 teams sent representatives to the pro day. Pauline hears that the 6-foot-2, 217-pounder "looked very good" in his drill work despite some adverse cold weather. Lauletta's been talked up as a potential Day 2 selection in some corners, but Pauline views the quarterback's projection more conservatively, with Draft Analyst assigning him a grade for Round 5.
Mar 14 - 2:26 PM

Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta had the fastest official 20 yard shuttle on Saturday of any quarterback with a time of 4.07 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Lauletta also posted a 4.81 40-yard dash which ranks sixth unofficially among signal-callers. On top of that, he also had a 113 inch broad jump, which was fifth best at the position. Lauletta was one of the standout stars of the Senior Bowl, and he showed in Indianapolis that there's plenty of athleticism at his disposal as well. He likely goes on Day 2, maybe even in the second round.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 6:52 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah said he would be "shocked" if the Patriots don't spend a top three round pick on a quarterback.

Under Bill Belichick, the Patriots spent a third-round pick on Jacoby Brissett, a second-round pick on Jimmy Garoppolo, a third-round pick on Ryan Mallett and a third-round pick on Kevin O'Connell. Names like Kyle Lauletta out of Richmond and Mason Rudolph out of Oklahoma State have already been linked to New England.
Feb 28 - 12:23 PM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson suggested a possible match between Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta and the Washington Redskins.

Lauletta is one of the developmental quarterbacks du jour, along with Mason Rudolph and Mike White. "Redskins’ President Bruce Allen is a Richmond guy. Said to be very familiar with Lauletta," Robinson writes. So much time is spent on the top names at quarterback, but one of the second or third tier prospects could surprise and be selected in round two. Now, we have been teased by this in the past, see Davis Webb, and in practice, teams tend to wait on quarterbacks with flaws.
Feb 26 - 11:05 AM

NFL.com Draft Analyst Chad Reuter lists Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta as a potential fit for the New England Patriots.

Rueter mentions Lauletta as a possible target at some point in the 2nd-3rd round this April. Keep in mind that the Patriots own the 49ers second after trading Jimmy Garoppolo, he himself a former small-school signal-caller. " Lauletta starred in the Senior Bowl last week, and I'm not the only draft analyst who came away from the game thinking he'd be a fine fit for New England," Reuter writes. The former FCS star has gone from relative unknown to a potential heir apparent prospect for Tom Brady in the span of about two weeks.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 3 - 5:56 PM

Walter Football's Walter Cherepinsky believes that Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta could go in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Lauletta (6'2/217) was unquestionably the most pleasant surprise of the Senior Bowl game; taking home the MVP and throwing for three touchdowns on a variety of throws. The FCS star didn't earn quite as high of marks in practice, but reports were positive there, as well. "The Richmond product has average size and arm strength, but he's accurate and smart," Cherepinsky writes. "He was seen as a mid-round prospect before the Senior Bowl, but it wouldn't surprise me if a team desperate for a quarterback took him in the second round."
Jan 28 - 1:29 PM

Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta completed 8-of-12 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday for the South in a 45-16 victory over the North in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Lauletta ended up being the game's MVP for his performance. There were concerns about the former FCS quarterback's arm strength, but he certainly looked like he had an NFL-caliber arm on Saturday. He showed that he can make all sorts of throws in the game, completing one touchdown on a bomb, one on a slant, and one on a scramble near the end zone. Lauletta was given a fourth-to-fifth round grade by Todd McShay for his strong play, and he didn't do anything in the Senior Bowl to suggest that grade was inaccurate.
Jan 27 - 5:55 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay ranked Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta as the fourth best QB during Senior Bowl practice.

Lauletta ranks only behind Wyoming's Josh Allen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Washington's Luke Falk. McShay said earlier in the week that he wanted to see how Lauletta handled the "higher competition," and it appears he did it well enough. "Nothing jumps out about Lauletta; he has an average arm, average size (6-2, 217) and a slightly funky release," McShay writes. "But the more you watch him, the more you appreciate his efficiency. He picked up things well from Texans coach Bill O'Brien and gained confidence as the week progressed." McShay also notes that he believes Lauletta currently projects as a signal-caller who will go in the fourth or fifth round.
Source: ESPN
Jan 26 - 6:15 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay wants to see how Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta handles the higher competition this week at the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Lauletta (6'3/217) put up quality numbers during his time at Richmond, but didn't exactly face NFL competition. McShay compares his scenario to former Delaware/current 49er Jimmy Garoppolo, who saw his stock soar with a strong Senior Bowl. "It was sometimes difficult to gauge the velocity of Lauletta's drive throws on tape, so I'm also interested to see his arm strength in person," McShay writes. This could be one of several quarterbacks to keep an eye on this week.
Source: ESPN
Jan 22 - 4:35 PM

Richmond senior QB Kyle Lauletta accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Lauletta (6'3/217) has been among the most productive quarterbacks at the FCS level over the past three seasons. The senior signal-caller has thrown for 3,727 yards with 28 touchdowns so far in 2017, while throwing 12 interceptions. He should get a chance to show off his arm in the Senior Bowl practices and games, and hopefully get a chance to be selected before the end of day three with a positive showing.
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