2017 NFL Draft Profile: Quarterback Trevor Knight
By Samuel Sutton
This 2017 NFL Draft profile will analyze the strengths, weaknesses and draft day predictions of Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight.
There are a lot of project quarterbacks heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, and Texas A&M’s Trevor Knight is certainly one of them. Knight spent three years on the Oklahoma Sooners’ roster, but never really got much of a chance. So, he transferred over to A&M.
The main reason he is a project quarterback is because he never had a lot of success in college. He went to two bowl games as a starter for the Sooners, but he only won one of them. Also, his stats in OU were mediocre at best. The purpose of this article is to show fans and teams the strengths, weaknesses, and video highlights of the Aggie gunslinger, as well as a draft day prediction.
Knight is probably the most effective scrambling quarterback because he doesn’t look the part. He’s a bigger, stronger guy, and that build is usually associated with a balanced, pocket passer. However, if needed, he can easily extend the play with his legs.
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Another strength is his short throw accuracy. He may not be able to bomb it deep, but last year he proved very accurate in the short game, throwing for 10 touchdowns and no interceptions in that category.
While he can throw a short ball well, he can’t really throw anything else well. He was one of the least accurate quarterbacks in his four years in college. Also, he has a long, pitcher’s wind up, which will not work in the NFL.
DRAFT DAY PREDICTIONS
Honestly, because of his inaccuracy and unorthodox throwing style, he’ll probably go in the late fifth, early sixth round. He throws too much like Tim Tebow, and teams have probably learned their lesson from watching him.