Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior and named as an all-Academic selection the past four years. Senior passing totals included 63.7%/3316 yards/25 TDs/10 interceptions after he had 66.9%/2325/20/10 as a junior.
Positives: Strong pocket passer with the ability to make all the throws. Patient in the pocket, displays good awareness and remains poised throughout the action. Possesses the ability to make all the throws. Possesses a nice sense of knowing where his receivers are on the field. Remains poised, buys time and moves around behind the line of scrimmage trying to find the open receiver. Sells the ball fakes, effectively locates the open receiver and does not force the ball into covered receivers. Displays the ability to elude the rush and loses nothing throwing on the move. Possesses a quick release, puts speed on throws and has the ability to get the ball through the tight windows. Immediately gets passes to the intended target, rarely has receivers waiting on throws and puts touch on passes when necessary. Throws a catchable ball.
Negatives: Must improve his timing. Does not always make the correct read or find the safety. Stares down the primary target and slow going to secondary receivers. Indecisive under the rush.
Analysis: Cousins possesses the physical skills necessary to lead team at the next level if he corrects his fundamental flaws and improves his defensive reads. His stock has been on the upswing the past three months and the arrow is pointing north for him.
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