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NFL Draft > 2008 Prospects > QB > Tom Brandstater

Tom Brandstater Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: MountainWest
School: Fresno State Bulldogs
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #71
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 220 lbs.

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Tom Brandstater, QB, Fresno State

Brandstater was redshirted during the 2004 season. Then playing in eight games during his freshman campaign, where he threw for 49 yards on 6 of 13 with one interception and a touch down in limited appearances. In 2006, Brandstater was named the starter. He started ten of the Bulldogs' eleven games -- accounting for 1,490 yards on 146 of 268 with a TD to INT ratio of 15/14. He completed 54.5% of his passes. In 2007 he played in 13 games, completing 211 out of 337 passes for 2,654 yards and a ratio of 15/5. He completed 62.6% of attempts. He then had an impressive bowl game against Georgia Tech to cap off his junior season. Brandstater is an intelligent player with good size. He is a smooth ball handler and slides well in the pocket. Showing good poise and pocket presence, he has good (not great) arm strength but is accurate on short-to-mid range passes. He has shown good touch, but he has sloppy mechanics. Also, his lack of accuracy on deep passes is a concern and he needs to show more patience when he is going through progressions. Brandstater tends to telegraph some passes. He needs more consistency. Not being overly athletic, he struggles with pre-snap reads so he needs coaching. Brandstater is a project right now. But he has shown improvement in each season. He does have good instincts for the position. If he is available this year, he could be drafted in the middle of day two. With better coaching, he could project as a solid backup and an occasional spot starter on a West Coast-type of offensive system.

Last Updated Feb-20-2008 by Raul Colon

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