Draft Capsule: QB Ryan Nassib

Draft Capsule: QB Ryan Nassib
March 19, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Scott Krinch

Ryan Nassib (QB), Syracuse

6-2 | 227 lbs.

2012 Stats:

3,749 YDS, 26 TD, 10 INT, 143.3 QBR

Projection:

2nd Round

Strengths:

Nassib has above-average arm strength with the ability to make all the throws that are asked of him. Very accurate thrower who puts a lot of velocity behind each pass. Displays great touch on deep routes and fades, giving his receivers a chance to make the play. Very tough to bring down in the pocket. Three-year starter for Syracuse. 

Weaknesses:

Throws the ball into tight windows that led to too many interceptions throughout his career. Doesn't have elite speed and won't be a threat to run in the NFL. Gets rattled in the pocket too easily. At 6'2, doesn't have the ideal height you look for at the next level. 

Fit for the Bears:

With Nassib's rocket arm, some scouts have considered him to be a possible late first-round pick. If that's the case, there's no way you will see him donning a Bears jersey come Draft day. If the former Syracuse signal-caller slips into the second-round, Phil Emery will have a tough decision to make. The Bears are still without a backup quarterback and don't have anybody waiting in the wings to replace Jay Cutler. Many scouts believe the Bears will select a quarterback at some point in this draft, but the chances of that happening on the first or second day are slim.