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Jimmy Clausen

Jimmy Clausen
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Quarterback

Notre Dame


College Position: Quarterback
School: Notre Dame
Grade: Junior
Height: 6-3
Weight: 223
Birthdate: 09-21-1987
Draft Projection: Top 10
Overall Rank: 7
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Quarterback (1)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Carolina Panthers in the 2nd round with the #16 pick.
The most pro-ready quarterback in the draft. Falls farther than expected but lands in a good situation behind a good offensive line and a strong run attack.

Strengths

  • #1 QB prospect for 2010
  • Came out of a pro style offense at Notre Dame and is the most NFL ready QB in the 2010 draft
  • Pure pocket passer
  • Tremendous on short to intermediate throws
  • Accurate passer and has improved in that regard each season
  • Tough QB who has thrived despite average at best protection and played through a painful toe injury for most of 2009
  • Good not great arm strength
  • Makes good decisions - just 4 INTs in 425 attempts in 2009
  • Buys time in the pocket and has above average awareness
  • Shows good intangibles, especially with regard to confidence and competiveness
  • Most NFL ready QB in the draft. 
     

Weaknesses

  • Lacks ideal size at 6'2" but he meets the minimum height you look for in a QB 
  • Production may have been a product of the offense and the skill players around him
  • His deep balls have a tendency to come up a tad short
  • Has a low trajectory on some of his passes leading to deflections
  • Not especially mobile and is not a threat to run
  • Needs to step into his throws more consistently

News

2011 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 28 (Chris Maier)
Carolina Panthers Are On The Clock: What Direction Will They Go - Feb 8 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Early Season Edition - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)
NFL Week 5 Preview - Oct 8 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football 101: Week 4 Quick Hits - Oct 3 (Chris Maier)
NFL Week 1 Preview - Sep 8 (Doug Lancy)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Season Edition - Aug 7 (Dan Wernery)
2010 Pre-Season All Offensive Rookie Team - Aug 4 (Dan Wernery)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Quarterback Rankings #21 - 41 - Jul 9 (Chris Maier)
NFL Power Rankings: A New Season Is Upon Us - Jun 10 (Doug Lancy)
2010 NFL Draft: PRE-Pre-Season All_Rookie Team - Offense - May 15 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: NFC South - May 7 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: At First Glance - Winners and Losers - Apr 24 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Winners, Losers and More Through Day Two - Apr 23 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for NFC Teams (Day Two) - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams (Day Two) - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Round 2 Mock Draft - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: 20 Bold Predictions For Day Two - Apr 23 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Five Bold Predictions (Wernery edition) - Apr 20 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: 10 Can't-Miss Prospects - Apr 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 Draft Mystery: Where Does Jimmy Clausen Go? - Apr 10 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Lessons Learned From a Seven Round Mock Draft - Apr 7 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams - Apr 6 (Dan Wernery)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
Free Agency's Opening Weekend: The NFL Draft Effect - Mar 7 (Chris Maier)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Draft Debate: St Louis Rams - Quarterback or Defensive Tackle at Number One? - Mar 4 (Dan Wernery and Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: QB, RB, and WR - Feb 28 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Quick Hits: Jimmy Clausen Measures Up - Feb 26 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
QB Dan LeFevour to Skip Passing Drills at the NFL Scouting Combine - Feb 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Buzz: Updates From Around the Web - Feb 14 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft - Unofficial Declared Underclassmen List - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
Jimmy Clausen to Have Toe Surgery - Jan 4 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: McCoy, Campbell and Benn Declare, Locker Stays - Dec 19 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Suh's Stock Soars In Cornhuskers Near Miss - Dec 9 (Chris Maier)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: The Year of the Quarterback? - Nov 18 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Mid Season Mock Draft - Oct 24 (Dan Wernery)
Feeling a Draft: Sam Bradford at a Crossroads - Oct 20 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Ndamukong Suh a Candidate for #1 Overall? - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Jimmy Clausen vs. Jake Locker - Oct 5 (Chris Maier)
Reviewing week one - Sep 10 (Josh Moellman)
College Football 101:Heisman watch Quarterbacks - Jun 21 (Josh Moellman)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 QB Prospects - Jun 2 (Dan Wernery)
The Seven Step Drop: East Carolina Slays Goliath for the Second Straight Week - Sep 9 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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