I really don't understand how Brock Purdy is so good. In college, in a so-so conference, his senior year he was good but not mind-blowing. High completion percentage (71.7%), but only 19 td and 8 int. I mean, not terrible, but nothing to go bonkers over. Small and not crazy talented. Here's one scouting report:
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Purdy broke 32 school records -- including passing yards (12,170), touchdown passes (81) and QB wins (30) -- and led seven fourth-quarter comebacks as a four-year starter for the Cyclones, who beat Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl his junior year after the 2020 season. "I think Purdy will [get drafted] just because he's a smart dude that made plays at Iowa State," an NFC executive said. "But he's f---ing tiny (6-0 5/8, 212). It's gonna be a, hey, this guy could turn into our 6-foot third-stringer in a quick amount of time and could be the No. 2 for a team that never loses their quarterback."
Purdy's 71.7 percent completion rate last season ranked fourth in FBS as he earned second-team All-Big 12 honors, though there are questions about his accuracy. His pre-draft interviews impressed NFL coaches. "He won a lot of games, a gamer, put up big numbers," an AFC executive said. "But I don't think his talent says he gets drafted. I think that's more, you like the guy, like what he brings to the room." Said an AFC coach: "To me, he was like a lesser Ian Book
: a guy that's behind the 8-ball from a measurable standpoint, doesn't have high-end athleticism to make up for it. Just kind of a good college player that's going to have a long, uphill battle in the NFL."
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Obviously there are plenty of cases where a guy has a so-so scouting report and turns out to be better, and vice-versa. But nothing about him really screamed "NFL stud". So I don't really know what to make of him.