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G.J. Kinne

G.J. Kinne - #4 - QB

Height: 6-1 e
Weight: 215e
Speed: 5.00e
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Birthdate: 12/01/1988
Hometown: Mesquite, TX
Grade: 4.85

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/12/2012 Tulsa Pro Day 6-1 1/8 223 9 1/8 30 3/4 74 3/8 4.86 9'7" 33 4.38 11.77 6.78
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 215 5.00

 

Notes:

Given name is Gary Joe Jr. and last name is pronounced KIN-ee. Also stood out in baseball, basketball and track as a Texas prep. Played three years at Canton High before transferring to Gilmer following the departure of his father (and coach), who left to coach linebackers at Baylor. Quarterback-safety threw for 11,695 yards and 130 touchdowns in his career and twice was named 3A Offensive Player of the Year. In April ’05, Gary Joe Sr. was shot by a disgruntled parent. Was given a 10 percent chance to live, and at one point G.J. was told his father had passed, but he ultimately survived after three-plus months in the hospital. G.J. began his college career at Texas, where he redshirted in 2007. Sat out the ’08 season per NCAA rules after transferring to Tulsa. Started all 12 games in ’09 and completed 210-of-345 pass attempts (60.9 percent) for 2,732 yards, 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Rushed 150 times for 399 yards (2.7-yard average) and five touchdowns. Earned ’10 Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year honors after tossing 275-460-3,650-31-10 (59.8) and leading the team in rushing 158-561-7 (3.6) in 13 starts. Tossed 247-390-3,090-28-12 (63.3) and rushed 125-405-3 (3.2) in 13 starts in ’11, despite suffering a Grade II MCL tear in his left knee against Oklahoma State. Is the first player in school history to pass for over 6,000 yards and rush for more than 1,000 yards. Two-time team captain had a 23-15 record in 38 starts.

Positives:

Has good feet and a quick-armed release. Throws with conviction. Functional arm strength. Has backyard athletic ability — throws naturally on the move and can make plays when the pocket breaks down. Generally knows where to go with the ball. Mentally and  physically tough and will play hurt.

Negatives:

Lacks ideal height. Operated a spread offense vs. mid-major competition. Has a low, three-quarters release, and balls tend to come out with a loose wobble. Inconsistent placement. Rarely pushed the ball deep and struggles to drive downfield throws on a line.

Summary:

A tough, competitive, Texas-bred passer, Kinne lacks stature to ever thrive as a traditional dropback, pocket passer. However, has enough arm, athletic ability and moxie to entrust in a pinch with a controlled, rhythm offense where he could make short-to-intermediate throws, sprint out and create. Has a gunslinger’s mentality, and you always will have to live with mistakes that accompany the plays he makes. Ceiling is a No. 2.


G.J. Kinne'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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