Draft Capsule: QB Tyler Bray

Draft Capsule: QB Tyler Bray
April 14, 2013, 9:45 pm
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Scott Krinch

Tyler Bray (QB), Tennessee 

6-6 | 232 lbs. 

2012 Stats:

3,612 YDS, 34 TD, 12 INT, 146.3 QBR 

Projection:

3rd Round 

Strengths:

Bray has prototypical size for an NFL quarterback. Uses his height as advantage as he's able to see over the lineman and look for his wide receivers downfield. Has a rocket for an arm, trusting his ability to fit the ball into tight windows. Has a very quick release and displays good touch on the deep ball. Has the gunslinger mentality, reminiscent of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Doesn't lack any confidence. 

Weaknesses: 

Despite his height, needs to add more weight to his frame. Doesn't have the best fundamentals or mechanics. Isn't a threat to scramble and gets sacked rather easily. Needs to improve on his footwork. Accuracy issues have plagued him at times while at Tennessee. Hasn't showed many leadership skills. Prone to throwing interceptions. Scouts have questioned Bray's maturity. 

Fit for the Bears:

Scouts have compared Bray to Cutler which makes the likelihood of the Bears drafting the former Volunteer slim. Chicago is in the mix for a developmental quarterback with Cutler only having one-year remaining on his current contract and Phil Emery may select a signal-caller at some point in the draft. Bray is slotted to go in the second or third round based on his potential, but the Bears have more glaring needs to fill that early in the draft.