Brandon Doughty

Western Kentucky
QB #12
6’2″ 216

Pros:

  • Incredible IQ; understands the system well and where to go with the football
  • One of the lowest career interception rates in NCAA history (2.3%)
  • Makes necessary pre-snap adjustments
  • Scans the field well working through progression
  • Smooth, over-the-top delivery
  • Great technique: squares his shoulders to target and uses strong core rotation when throwing the ball
  • Throws with ideal timing and rhythm
  • Takes smart, necessary chances
  • Doesn’t make receivers work

Cons:

  • Lack of a big arm is evident
  • Build will raise questions and concerns
  • Doesn’t possesses the velocity to attack the defense down the field
  • “System player” label will be hard to shed
  • Footwork breaks down when the pocket collapses
  • Doesn’t move very well within the pocket
  • Will be a 25 year-old rookie

Despite being a three star prospect, Doughty was lightly recruited before accepting a scholarship to WKU. He redshirted in 2010 before earning the starting job in 2011, but was lost for the season in just the second game of the season; he played very little in 2012, going just 1-3 the entire season. Doughty was able to put it all together in 2013 as he threw for 2,857 yards (school record), 14 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions in 12 games as a starter. The following year, Doughty had one of the best seasons for a quarterback in FBS history, throwing for a whopping 4,830 yards and 49 touchdowns (against only 10 interceptions), the nation’s leader in both categories, en route to Conference-USA Player of the Year honors. His 49 touchdowns set a new C-USA record while he joined only eight other passers in FBS history to throw for eight touchdowns in a single game. After earning a medical hardship waiver, Doughty earned another year under center where he was somehow even better. His completion percentage rose from 67.9 to 71.9 despite throwing 13 more passes for 5,055 yards and 48 touchdowns versus only nine interceptions.

Pro comp: David Fales

Projected draft value: 6th round




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