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Patrick Witt

Patrick Witt - #11 - QB

Height: 6-3 1/2
Weight: 225
Speed: 4.90e
Arm: 31 3/8
Hand: 9
Wingspan: 74 1/4
Birthdate: 04/03/1989
Hometown: Wylie, TX
Grade: 4.65

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
02/29/2012 Combine 6-3 1/2 225 9 31 3/8 74 1/4 8'5" 31 1/2 4.41 7.15
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 5/8 221 8 7/8 30 1/2 74 1/4 4.90

 

Notes:

Spent the first three years of his prep career in Georgia before moving to Texas for his senior campaign where he was ranked among the top 20 pro-style quarterbacks. Began his collegiate career at Nebraska, where he redshirted in 2007. Was charged with obstructing government operations in December — was intoxicated and used a false name to enter a residence hall. According to police, when a student official tried to prevent Witt from entering, he pushed and threatened the student before running away from a police officer. Charge was ultimately dismissed upon completion of a diversion program. Saw action in five games in ’08, completing 6-of-8 passes for 48 yards (75 percent) with zero touchdowns and no interceptions. Transferred to Yale for the ’09 season and played in eight games (six starts) with 138-240-1,449-8-11 (57.3). In February ’10, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass after an altercation when he wasn’t allowed in a nightclub (ultimately paid a fine on a lesser, public disturbance charge). On the season, led the Ivy League in passing yards, completions and attempts after throwing for 212-351-2,216-12-12 (60.4) in nine starts. Was suspended for the Fordham game by the NCAA for accepting a free NFL ticket. Started all 10 games in ’11 and recorded 199-321-2,368-17-14 (62.0). Holds most of the Bulldogs’ career passing records, including 549 completions, 913 attempts and 6,033 yards. Had a 12-13 record in 25 career starts. Was considered for the Rhodes Scholarship, but his candidacy reportedly was suspended after the Rhodes Trust learned through unofficial channels that a fellow student had accused Witt of sexual assault, though it was never reported to police or filed as a complaint to Yale.

Positives:

Good size and durability. Highly intelligent. Has a mind for the game — studies, prepares and understands concepts. Knows the playbook and commands the offense. Quick setup and short-armed release. Good short-to-intermediate accuracy. Nice touch on finesse throws. Experienced, three-year starter.

Negatives:

Average arm strength. Inconsistent spiral. Rattled by pressure — mechanics and judgment wane when the pocket shrinks. Thinks he’s better than he is and could rub teammates the wrong way. Has two minor arrests and sexual-assault accusation and character need to be evaluated carefully.

Summary:

A former Rhodes Scholar candidate and former BCS recruit, Witt is a cerebral rhythm passer who requires a clean pocket to function efficiently. Has the mental acuity to compete for a No. 3 job.


Patrick Witt'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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