Redshirt senior Jacoby Brissett is going into his second and final season as NC State’s quarterback. Brissett seems to have found his place in the ACC, having an great first season starting in the conference. Draftinsider.net released their predictions for the 129 NFL prospects from the ACC and Brissett was the highest ranked quarterback on the list, going in the fourth round.
Tony Pauline praised the 6-foot-4, 235 pounder saying he had “the arm strength and athleticism for the next level.”
Brissett started his college career at Florida where he made appearances in four games, three of them as a starter. After his sophomore year Brissett transferred to NC State where he had to sit out his junior season because of the transfer.
His junior season in 2014 is where Brissett really took off.
Brissett threw 23 passing touchdowns and threw 187 passes without an interception. The now senior was also one of three quarterback in the Power 5 conferences to have at least 2,000 passing yards, 300 rushing yards, five or less interceptions, and 20 passing touchdowns. This put him in the same ranks as 2014 Heisman Winner Marcus Mariotta of Oregon.
With numbers like these it is easy to see Brissett playing at the next level, but there are a few things that he needs too fine tune before the 2016 Draft.
“He needs to improve the details of the position as he’s a bit slow going to secondary targets and sprays throws on occasion but the tools are available for a big move up draft boards.”
It’s safe to say though if Brissett puts up the numbers he did last season and keeping working hard this upcoming season he could create a lot of buzz going into the draft.
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