BIO: Three-year starter who totaled 64%/2,406/19/4 in eight games last season before fracturing his ankle. Junior numbers included 59.9%/2,548/22/10.
POSITIVES: High-percentage thrower who is best in the short passing game. Sells ball fakes, patient in the pocket and displays an excellent sense of timing. Consistently looks downfield, knows where his receivers are on the field and hits targets as they leave breaks. Finds the safety, displays excellent pocket awareness and very accurate in the short field. Does not wilt under pressure or make poor decisions. Throws with a fluid, over-the-top delivery.
NEGATIVES: Cannot drive passes down the field nor zip intermediate throws. Stares down primary targets. Cannot elude the rush.
ANALYSIS: Benefiting from a system implemented by coordinator Gary Crowton last season, Clemens took his game to another level before the injury.