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John Dutton
QB, Nevada-Reno

Name
Jsy
College
HT
WT
John Dutton
11
Nevada-Reno
6037
219

40
BP
SS
LS
VJ
BJ
Grade
Rd.
4.69
N/A
4.34
N/A
29
08’08”
6.24
3


Background

1997: Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Year, 1996 and 1997....selected to play in the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine game (turned down Hula Bowl for Senior Year)....6th in nation in passing efficiency (156.7)....6th in the nation in total offense (321.4 yds per game)....6 Int. in 367 pass attempts while completing 61.3 percent of his passes.....during two year career, had streaks of 127 and 142 passes attempted without an interception....started in 18 games at Nevada, 7 of which he was conference player of the week....1996: Big West Offensive Player of the Year (2,750 yds passing with 22 TDs and 6 Int.)....led conference in pass efficiency (153.8)....threw 127 passes without an Int to start season....1995: Redshirted after transferring from the University of Texas....

High School

3-year letterman in football at Fallbrook High (CA)....led San Diego County in passing....

Academics

Majoring in Physical Education at Nevada....

Stats

334 Att, 222 Cmp, 6 Int, 2750 Yds....1997: 367 Att, 225 Cmp, 6 Int, 3526 Yds.....Totals: 701 Att, 447 Cmp, 12 Int, 6276 Yds.

Summary

Dutton is a transfer from the University of Texas, and he put together solid back to back seasons at a lower level of competition at the University of Nevada. He is a classic, drop back style passer that has good overall mechanics and arm strength, but not a cannon arm. He is adequate on the deep ball, and shows good overall touch. He has really shown improvement in his Sr. year, in terms of field vision and decision making, and is starting to do a better job of picking out secondary receivers. He does not throw a lot of interceptions, and generally seems to make the right moves on the field. While he has decent overall speed and AA, he is not really a scrambler, but he does show good toughness when flushed out of the pocket, and he will take a hit.. This is a player that is receiving a lot of attention among NFL teams, and for those teams not able to go up and get one of the “big 2” at the top of the draft, he will be a very interesting option later, possibly even in the 3rd round. He is perceived as a young man with all the physical tools, but will need seasoning. He does have a high upside....The only question will be his level of competition, but that does not bother a lot of teams.

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