BIOGRAPHY: "Full-time starter the past three seasons after seeing action in five games with the first team as a freshman. Senior totals
included 59.9/2,400/13/11. Benched three games last year due to poor play. Junior to passing totals included 62.6%/3,846/29/11."
POSITIVES: "Nice-sized passer with an erratic game. Patient in the pocket, displays a good knowledge where his receivers are on the field,
and goes through receiver progressions. Displays zip on the short and intermediate passes. Gets outside the pocket and then
makes the throw on the move. Stands in the pocket and takes a hit in order to get the ball away."
NEGATIVES: "Changes his point of release, which adversely affects his accuracy. Struggles hitting receivers in stride, scatters passes,
and usually high of the mark when he tries to put extra zip on throws. Puts the ball up for grab and tosses the pass in to
covered receivers. Holds the ball too long and gets antsy under the rush. Rarely came through in the big game for Purdue."
ANALYSIS: "After looking like an NFL prospect early in his Purdue career, Painter has struggled to capitalize the past two seasons.
He possesses average arm strength, less-than- desirable accuracy, and makes poor decisions. Painter has the tools to work
with, and he showed positive signs at the combine. He must get his game back on track and learn to play in a disciplined NFL
passing system to have a career at the next level."