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Matt Mauck - QB Position: QB
Class: Underclassman
School: LSU
Conference: SEC
Ht., Wt.: 6'1, 228
40 Time: 4.73
Grade: 3.32

Selected by Denver Broncos
Round 7, pick 24 (225 overall)
BIO: Second team all-conference selection last year when he helped lead LSU to a share of the national championship with passing numbers of 64 percent/2,825/28/14. Tore ligaments in his right foot after six games of his sophomore campaign and totaled 49.9 percent/782/9/2. Academic All American who graduated last December with a degree in kinesiology.

POSITIVES: Tough, smart quarterback with solid athletic skills. Quickly sets in the pocket, sells the ball fakes and throws with a nice delivery. Elusive, gets outside the pocket making plays on the move or picks up yardage with his legs. Puts zip on intermediate passes, throws tight spirals and has good arm strength. Sells the ball fakes, stands strong in the pocket and patient.

NEGATIVES: Marginal accuracy and rarely places the pass where receivers can run to it. Stares down primary targets, makes questionable decisions when pressured and late on timing throws.

ANALYSIS: Mauck has a lot of skills to work with and enough abilities to be a successful quarterback at the next level. Yet his limited playing experience leaves him unpolished in the nuances of being a passer. Could be a developmental prospect that spends a year in Europe, although he could forego a career in football and end up in dental school.

PROJECTION: Late Sixth Round

Photo: Chris Stanford/Getty Images

2003 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
97 79 1.2 1

2003 Passing Statistics
Pass Att Pass Com Pass Com Pct Pass Yds Pass Int Pass TD
358 229 64 2825 14 28

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