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Alex Tanney

Alex Tanney - #11 - QB

Height: 6-2 7/8
Weight: 223
Speed: 4.96
Arm: 30 5/8
Hand: 10
Wingspan: 73 7/8
Birthdate: 11/11/1987
Hometown: Lexington, IL
Grade: 4.85

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/08/2012 Northwestern Pro Day 6-2 7/8 223 10 30 5/8 73 7/8 4.96 8'7" 29 4.45 7.13
01/30/2012 Players Classic 6-2 7/8 216 10 30 3/8 74 5/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 212 10 1/8 30 3/4 74 5/8 4.96

 

Notes:

Engaged. Father, Don, played basketball at Monmouth and was a Hall of Fame high school football coach in Illinois. Brother, Mitch, also played quarterback at Monmouth (2002-05) and was National Player of the Year runner-up before playing professionally in Europe and in the Arena League; and brother, Matt, is a recruiting compliance director at Oklahoma. Alex was a three-sport standout as a downstate Illinois prep — was a record-setting quarterback, his school’s all-time points leader on the hardwood and placed at the state track and field finals. Left high school with state records for career pass attempts (975) and completions (606), piling up 7,157 yards in three seasons. Started all 47 games of his college career. As a true freshman in 2007, completed 242-of-376 attempts (64.4 percent) for 2,678 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions; totaled 318-462-3,624-50-8 (68.8) in ’08; tallied 339-484-3,856-44-7 (70.0) in ’09; finished with 25-41-224-1-2 (61.0) in ’10 when he suffered a season-ending torn A-C joint injury in his right (throwing) shoulder in Week Two; and passed 281-393-3,867-38-8 (71.5) in ’11. Won the Melberger Trophy (national player of the year) in ’09, was a Gagliardi Trophy (national player of the year) finalist in ’09 and ’11 and was the Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year in ’08, ’09 and ’11. Owns NCAA career record for touchdown passes (157) and the Division III record for passing yards (14,249). Three-time team captain. Graduated. Had a 39-8 record in 47 career starts.

Summary:

A coach's son bred and experienced in the spread game dating back to his sophomore high school season, Tanney is a good-sized, highly decorated Division III star who posted rare career production as a four-year starter. Orchestrated a snappy, efficient spread offense, feasting on marginal competition and displaying athletic ability, a loose arm and short-to-intermediate accuracy. Takes care of the football — had better than 5-1 TD-to-interception ratio for career. Did not compete in a top all-star game, but will get the chance to earn a practice-squad spot and could prove worth developing.


Alex Tanney's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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