Biography: Former New Mexico State transfer who totaled 59.8%/3421 yards/17 touchdowns/16 interceptions in 13 games last season.
Positives: Developing quarterback with a large degree of upside. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers and takes the big hit in order to get the ball away. Senses pressure and sidesteps the rush to avoid defenders. Displays a nice sense of timing on throws. Possesses a live arm, gets the ball through tight spots and puts air under deep passes. Flashes the ability to beautifully place deep passes into targets? hands.
Negatives: Very inconsistent in his entire game. Falls out of throws and does not consistently release the ball with proper footwork. Seems to throw to a spot rather than the target. Slow moving his eyes from the primary pass catcher.
Analysis: McDermott displayed a variety of skills as a senior after seeing limited action the prior three years. He possesses the size and arm strength to play at the next level yet will need time to complete his game. Definite practice squad material.
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