BIO: Three-year starter and second team All-Conference choice as a senior after passing numbers of 54.2 percent/3,615/29/17. Junior totals included 51.2 percent/4,058/24/24, when he set a school record for passing yards.
POSITIVES: Big, strong pocket passer with a live arm. Patient when given time, waits for receivers to come free, then tosses the ball. Leads receivers over the middle, gets the ball downfield and displays solid long accuracy. Puts air under the deep throw letting receivers run to the ball. Places his throws in a spot where only his receiver can make the reception or threads a needle between defenders. Throws with an over-the-top delivery and possesses a quick release.
NEGATIVES: Stares down intended targets from the get-go, and slow going to secondary receivers. Tends to direct his passes. Makes poor reads, shaky under pressure and seemingly predetermines where he will throw the ball, no matter if it's into triple or double coverage. Must improve his overall footwork as he drifts in the pocket and releases the ball off his back foot.
ANALYSIS: A passer with the physical skills to play at the next level, Anderson made strides as a senior, lessening the errant throws. That being the case, he still has a ways to go with his decision-making, poise under pressure and overall quarterback intangibles. Size and arm strength make him worth a second-day pick.