Position:QB Class: Sr School:
Jackson St. Conference:
SWAC Ht., Wt.: 6'4½, 222 40 Time: 4.91 Grade: 3.57
BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a freshman and has been there since. Senior passing numbers were 51 percent/2,273/15/14 after 58.6 percent/3,374/31/12 as a junior when he won all-conference honors. All-league as a sophomore when he set school records for total offense, passing attempts and completions with numbers of 54.1 percent/3,640/31/21.
POSITIVES: Athletic passer that must improve the finer points of his position. Quickly sets up in the pocket, patient and fluid in all aspects. Goes through receiver progressions, senses pressure and throws the ball away rather than taking a bad sack. Sells the ball fakes, does not force throws and makes plays with his legs if nothing is available. Drives the pass downfield, can thread a needle yet also puts touch on throws when required. Elusive and effortlessly making the throw on the run. Looked sharp at the Combine and one of the more accurate passers in attendance.
NEGATIVES: Coming off a poor senior campaign in which he complained outwardly about not throwing the ball enough. Inconsistent throwing motion; drops his shoulder, whips it from the side and has a low trajectory point. Passes seemed to sail high of the mark last season.
ANALYSIS: A prospect that had been a terrific leader and productive collegian for most of his career, Kent seemingly had a case of senioritis in 2003. Still possesses terrific athletic skills and quarterbacking intangibles, which gives him the upper hand at the next level.