Florida - Gators
John Brantley - #12 - QB
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/13/2012 Florida Pro Day||6-2 3/4||218||8 7/8||30||72 1/4||4.84||9'0"||28||4.70||7.57|
|01/16/2012 East-West Shrine||6-2 5/8||219||8 3/4||30 1/2||73 1/2|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-2 5/8||218||8 3/4||30||72 1/2||4.95|
Had a standout career as a Florida prep, earning Gatorade National Player of the Year honors in 2006 and breaking future teammate Tim Tebow’s state record with 99 career touchdowns. Redshirted in 2007. Backed up Broncos 2010 first-rounder Tebow for two seasons in 2008-09. Beat out future Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, who then transferred, for the backup position in ’08 and appeared in nine games, completing 18-of-28 passes (64.3 percent) for 235 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. In ’09, saw action in seven contests and threw for 36-48-410-7-0 (75.0). Became the starter after Tebow’s graduation in ’10 and threw for 200-329-2,061-9-10 (60.8) in 13 contests — started 12 games at quarterback and one at receiver (Florida State). Left the Alabama game with bruised ribs. Operated under Charlie Weis offensive system in ’11, throwing for 144-240-2,044-11-7 (60.0) in 11 starts. Suffered a high ankle sprain against Alabama and missed the LSU and Auburn games. Had a 15-8 record in 23 career starts. Team captain.Positives:
Steps up in the pocket. Good arm action. Can zip the out. Accurate short to intermediate. Nice touch to loft deep and allow his receiver to run under. Strong character. Smart, hardworking and passionate. Has some upside.Negatives:
Underdeveloped, average physique with small hands. Has a long, baseball windup and needs to shorten his release. Could refine footwork. Limited escapability. Still developing pocket awareness and use of eyes to filter through pro-style progressions. Relatively inexperienced. Durability has been an issue.Summary:
A pro-style passer who endured three different offensive coordinators and began making strides under Charlie Weis, Brantley has enough arm talent and toughness to warrant consideration as a developmental backup.
John Brantley's Draft Stock
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