Tarleton State (Texas) - Texans
Nick Stephens - #3 - QB
|Hometown:||Flower Mound, TX|
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|04/04/2012 Abilene Christian Pro Day||6-3 1/8||230||9 1/2||31 3/4||71 1/2|
|03/13/2012 North Texas Pro Day||6-3 1/8||232||9 1/2||31 1/2||75 1/2||4.87||9'8"||32 1/2||4.41||11.63||7.13|
Also played basketball as a Texas prep, though he sat out his junior season as a transfer student. Committed to Tennessee and then-head coach Phillip Fulmer and redshirted in 2006. Sat behind Erik Ainge and Jonathan Crompton in ’07. Started 6-of-7 games in which he played in ’08 and completed 63-of-130 pass attempts (48.5 percent) for 840 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Under head coach Lane Kiffin, broke his right (throwing) wrist during ’09 spring drills and backed up Crompton in the fall, passing 9-13-142-1-1 (69.2). Was demoted by new head coach Derek Dooley during ’10 spring practice and transferred to Division II Tarleton State, where he started all eight games played and passed 132-258-1,774-9-12 (51.2). Suffered a separated shoulder injury in the season opener against Northeastern State (La.) that required surgery and sidelined him three weeks. In ’11, started all 11 games and passed 242-429-3,005-20-8 (56.4). Had a 10-15 record in 25 career starts.Summary:
An overaged one-time starter at Tennessee, where injury and coaching turnover affected his development, Stephens has bulk and arm talent to attract interest. Shows good arm strength and touch, but needs to improve accuracy and decision making (see red-zone interceptions vs. Abilene Christian). Operated a pass-heavy, shotgun spread and will have to adjust to pro-style, dropback passing to develop into a backup.
Nick Stephens's Draft Stock
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