BIO: All-conference selection last year after completing 59.2 percent/3,331/24/10. Honorable mention all-league choice as a junior after completing 55.4 percent/2,905/21/7. Became a full-time starter as a sophomore and passed for 53.8 percent/2,435/19/13. Holds Michigan records for pass completions, attempts, as well as yards.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized pocket passer best in the short or intermediate range game. Throws with a fluid release patient as the pocket collapses around him and buys as much time as possible for receivers. Good timing on the outs, puts deep throws in front of targets and displays touch when necessary. Quick finding the open wide out on the field or the hot receiver off the blitz. Takes the safe underneath target rather than force passes down the field. Intermediate range throws have zip and are right on the mark.
NEGATIVES: Not quick getting the ball off on a three-step drop, cannot drive his throws down the field and high of the mark when trying to get extra speed on throws.
ANALYSIS: A heady leader of a offense, Navarre could flourish at the next level in the proper system. Needs a strong offensive line and running game as a supporting cast, yet his sense of timing and intelligence lends one to believe he'd be effective in a variety of systems.