BIOGRAPHY: Full-time starter the past two seasons after seeing extensive action with the first team during his freshman and junior campaigns. Senior totals included 62.6%/3522/31/10. Junior passing totals included 67%/2989/19/9.
POSITIVES: Erratic passer who flashed ability the past four years. Patient in the pocket, looks off the safety and quickly locates the open wide out on the field. Sells the ball fakes, puts touch on throws and nicely places them into receivers hands. Possesses above average arm strength, zips the ball between defenders and receivers run to the long pass. Throws with a quick, over-the-top release.
NEGATIVES: Does not consistently throw with proper fundamentals. Late on timing passes, forces the ball into covered wideouts and cracks under pressure. Does a lot of unnecessary double pumping. Indecisive and misjudges throws.
ANALYSIS: Ainge has been an up and down passer at Tennessee yet shows the underlying ability to play at the next level. He may need to take a step back and be coached from the ground up, yet is worth developing over the next two years.