With the 178 selection in the NFL Draft, Seattle selects Mike Teel, quarterback, Rutgers. Teel is a three and a half year starter at Rutgers and is their all-time touchdown (98) and passing yardage (9,398) leader. He was twice named team captain. Teel has good size and a decent arm. He improved his completion percentage every year at Rutgers. Despite suffering a rushing collapse after losing Ray Rice, the Scarlet Knights offense stayed strong. They ranked 23rd in the Fremeau Efficiency Rating, but were ranked 80th in rushing yards per game and 18th in passing yards per game.
NFL Draft Scout provides this condensed scouting report:
Positives: Good size for the position, tall enough to survey the field. Quick setup and delivery. Adequate arm strength, throws with some zip on short and intermediate passes over the middle. Gets good air on deep balls, stands tall and delivers. Drops to sidearm when needed, has touch on shorter throws so receivers can run after the catch. Anticipates wells, throws where his receiver will be. Experienced taking snaps from center or via shotgun. Good intangibles, a team leader. Played through a broken right (throwing) hand in 2007.
Negatives: Lacks the mobility to consistently make plays outside the pocket. Throws too many interceptions because he takes chances and tends to stare down and stick to his primary receiver. Gets the ball in the vicinity of his receiver but is not deadly accurate. Deep throws and fades will float inside instead of reaching the outside shoulder. Puts everything into his deep outs, lowering his release point by dipping his left shoulder. Must learn to deal with pressure in a tighter in a tighter NFL pocket.
I have not scouted this guy one lick. Here's a highlight video to tease, but obviously heavy duty scouting will have to wait until I get some tape.
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