Last year, former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz became the surprise of the college football season and ended up being the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. This year, it looks like Montana quarterback Brady Gustafson could be that surprise.
While Gustafson shouldn’t have such high expectations placed on him this year, he can certainly make a surprising move towards being one of the top quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft. Head coach Bob Stitt praised the quarterback in a recent interview with Bleacher Report.
“He’s a very smart guy,” Stitt said in a phone interview earlier this week. “He’s got the physical tools, and he’s quicker and faster than people realize. He can also run a little bit and cover some ground. He puts his foot in the ground and moves around the pocket well. He can make all of the throws, too.”
Gustafson is 6-foot-7and 230 pounds, so it is very hard to ignore him as being a physical presence on the field.
In seven games for the Grizzlies in 2015, Brady Gustafson threw for 1,984 yards and 12 touchdowns. While those numbers aren’t outstanding, he played most of the season with an injury and he is certainly ready have a much better year in 2016.
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