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Dan Orlovsky - QB

 Dan Orlovsky Grade: 3.46
 Position: QB
 Class: Sr
 School: Connecticut
 Conference: Big East
 Ht., Wt.: 6-5, 225
 40 Time: 5.02
  Selected by: Detroit Lions
  Round 5, pick 9 (145 overall)

BIO: Passing numbers included 63 percent/3,354/23/15 as a senior after 62.5 percent/3,485/33/14 the prior year. Totaled seven 300-yards games the past two seasons.

POSITIVES: Well-sized pocket passer with a big arm and solid intangibles. Sets up with solid footwork, displays good pocket stature and patiently waits for receivers to come open. Sells the ball fakes, possesses a quick release and zips the outs. Leads wideouts or hits them in stride over the middle and displays solid timing on the outs. Goes to the safety outlet if nothing is available downfield. Commands the offense and does not make poor choices. Senses the rush, stepping up to avoid defenders. Powers the ball over the middle and places it where only his receivers can make the reception.

NEGATIVES: Slow setting up in the pocket. Steps out of throws, which adversely affects his accuracy. Directs his passes and gets wild at times. Not always poised under pressure. Gathers before releasing the ball. Must improve his downfield accuracy. Performed poorly at the Senior Bowl and was worse at the Combine.

ANALYSIS: Productive throughout his college career, Orlovsky possesses the size, arm strength, and intangibles to develop into a starting quarterback at the next level. Needs to brush up the fundamentals and quickly get his game back on track. A solid late-round pick who can develop on a practice squad or in NFL Europe.

PROJECTION: Late Fifth Round

Photo: Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images

2004 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
-41 32 -1.3 0

2004 Passing Statistics
Pass Att Pass Com Pass Com Pct Pass Yds Pass Int Pass TD
457 288 63 3354 15 23

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