40 Time: 4.85
Biography: Three-year starter who played in just three games this season, throwing for 63%/428/2/5. Suffered a season ending knee injury in the teams loss to Michigan in late September. Junior totals included 62.6%/2648/15/8.
Positives: Savvy pocket passer who displays a presence on the field. Sells the ball fakes, remains poised and quickly locates the open wide out on the field. Takes the safe underneath outlet if nothing is available, buys as much time as necessary and knows where his receivers are on the field. Throws with a fluid, quick release, zips the outs and accurate with his intermediate passes. Puts the ball in front receivers and lets them run to the throw. Terrific job commanding and controlling the offense.
Negatives: Rarely is asked to throw the football downfield and throws a lot of short passes in the spread formation. Does not show the ability to drive deep throws. Inconsistent with his footwork and does not always release the ball over his top foot.
Analysis: Schmitt possesses the size to play at the next level and is a gutsy, competitive quarterback who leads his team well. More of a short and intermediate range timing passer, he's a developmental prospect who could end up on a practice squad this summer if his knee is healthy.
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