2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State

by Cory J. Bonini on April 23, 2012 @ 13:06:01 PDT

 


Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore has an uphill battle to be even a midrange selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, but his intangibles could take him a long way if he is given a proper chance.

Moore tossed a career-best 43 touchdowns in 2011, marking his third straight season with at least 35 aerial scores. He has thrown for at least 3,486 yards in each of his seasons at Boise State.

Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
Undersized with poor mechanics

Strengths

  • Four-year starter with more wins than any quarterback in NCAA history
  • Productive
  • Very smart with the football - averaged seven interceptions per year in his NCAA career (only three in 2009)
  • Extremely accurate with short-area throws - completed at least 71.4 percent of his throws the last two years
  • Excellent intangibles - intelligent, hard worker, well-respected, confident, son of a coach
  • Uncanny awareness in the pocket
  • Quality ball placement and anticipation
  • Plays with heart and can will his team to wins
  • Good vision when surveying the field

Weaknesses

  • Small build (6-foot, 197 pounds)
  • Severely lacks arm strength - deep passes come up short, out routes are late and look like lob shots
  • Poor footwork
  • Very little experience coming from under center
  • Lacks athleticism
  • Physical tools do not translate to the pro game

Expected draft placement

Moore's diminutive size and feeble physical skill set will land him in the last day of the draft. He could be an early fourth-round selection, if all goes well, but that is a very optimistic notion. In all likelihood, he will be no better than a career backup.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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