Biography: North Carolina transfer who?s been a part-time starter the past two seasons. Played in just four games last season, passing for 267 yards with a completion percentage of 38.9%. Junior totals included 62%/883 yards/4 TDs /2 interceptions.
Positives: One-time highly touted prospect coming off a terrible senior campaign. At the top of his game, he has a solid arm and good instincts. Natural looking off the safety, patient in the pocket and buys time for receivers. Senses pressure, steps up to avoid it and remains poised. Possesses a quick release, gets passes through the tight spots and shows good speed on downfield throws. Displays a sense of timing, stands in the pocket and takes a hit in order to get the ball away. Accurate with the ability to nicely place throws.
Negatives: Struggled in 2011, displaying a lot of indecisiveness as a passer. Was not on the same page as his receivers and eventually got pulled from the starting lineup.
Analysis: After a spotty career at North Carolina, Paulus showed signs of life in 2010 during his initial tenure with William and Mary. His game took a step back last year and questions linger about his next level future. Paulus possesses the skill and arm strength to play at the next level, but he must quickly produce during rookie minicamp to have any shot of making a practice squad.
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