BIO: Second-team all-conference selection as a senior after completing 61.9 percent/3395/21/14. Led the conference in both passing yards per game as well as total offense per game. Started the first seven games of his junior campaign and tossed 56.2 percent/1,593/13/10, then suspended and subsequently arrested for substance abuse. Had a breakout season as a sophomore and looked like an up and coming prospect after completing 63.4 percent/2,579/21/8.
POSITIVES: Tough, competitive prospect that made a tremendous comeback both on the football field and in life. Sets up in the pocket with solid fundamentals, patient and buys time for wide outs. Finds the open receiver on the field and takes what is available to him. Quick releasing the pass, times the outs well and improved the overall accuracy and pass placement of his throws between his junior and senior campaigns.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the big arm and can not drive the deep throw. The further downfield he tosses the ball, the less accurate the pass. Changes his point of release and does not throw a tight spiral. Gets antsy as the pocket collapses around him.
ANALYSIS: Smoker made a tremendous comeback in 2003 after what was a tumultuous year. Responded well after being suspended from the team and did all the right things. Seems to have really matured and grown up and generally has the tools to be a successful backup at the next level if he continues his present course in life.