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Grading System
Joey Harrington | QB | Oregon | Pacific-10 Conference
Selected by Detroit Lions in round 1, pick 3 (3 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'4 215 4.85 4.45
Joey Harrington
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Three-year starter named Offensive Player of the Year in the PAC 10 last season after throwing for 57.8%/2,414/23/5. Junior numbers were 52.8%/2,967/22/14 and posted 55.7%/948/9/3 as a sophomore when he started four games, replacing the injured A.J. Feely.

Nice-sized, athletic passer that effectively makes plays on the move. Displays solid footwork setting to deliver the pass, quickly releases the ball and his short throws have good velocity. Leads receivers with his passes, accurate on the intermediate and short throws and loses nothing throwing on the move. Mobile, eludes the rush and easily gets outside the to make a play. Sells his play-action passes, puts air under the deep throw or pulls the ball down and runs with it if nothing is available. Not patient in the pocket nor does he buy time for his receivers, forces the pass on occasion and late on his timing patterns. Inconsistent fundamentals; does not throw with an over- the-top delivery nor does he follow through on his passes, rather steps out of the throw which adversely affects both the velocity and accuracy of the pass. Locks onto the primary target and not poised as the pocket collapses around him. Not fluid throwing off a three step drop. To his credit his consistency improved as a senior and no one can question his ability to lead a team or put together a successful drive in the game's closing moments. Had a tremendous combine session throwing all the passes for scouts, which helped vault him at least eight draft slots. A lot of upside potential and has the abilities to be a productive starter at the next level if he irons out the rough edges in his game. Early to mid First Round.

2001 Passing Statistics
Attempts Completions Completion % Passing Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
364 214 58.8 % 2764 27 6

2001 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
56 55 1 7

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