Biography: Four-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-Conference honors since his freshman season. Played in just three games as a senior before injuring his knee and finished the year with passing numbers of 72.9%/512/5/2. Career passing numbers of 63.2%/2911/18/14 came as a junior.
Positives: Smart, tough college quarterback who lacks the measurables as well as arm strength to line up behind center in the NFL. Sells ball fakes, buys time for receivers, and quickly locates the open wide out on the field. Natural looking off the safety, shows a sense of timing and fluid getting outside the pocket to make the pass on the move. Poised under the rush, always in control of the situation, and does a terrific job commanding the offense. Elusive carrying the ball and picks up yardage with his legs.
Negatives: Cannot drive passes and must put a lot of effort to get speed on throws. Will force the ball into double coverage on occasion.
Analysis: Grothe was tremendously productive quarterback throughout his college career yet does not project all that well to the next level. If his knee is healthy, Grothe will get looks at the next level from teams that will use him in Wildcat formations.
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