Event Date: January 1st, 1986
Event Description: Draft Profiles-Quarterbacks
(Thumbnail sketches of leading players for the upcoming USFL and NFL drafts, listed alphabetically by position)
Robbie Bosco, Brigham Young, 6-2 , 188. Stock dropped when senior season failed to match junior. May be a BYU QB where system makes talent look better. Moves well, but shoulder miseries and interceptions scare many. A fierce competitor, with top accuracy, who directed team to national title.
Steve Bradley, Indiana, 6-2, 225. Started senior season as if he had something to prove and dropped off. Good runner, but breaks pocket too quick. Needs fine-tuning.
Walter Brister, Northeast Louisiana, 6-2 , 195. Wacky college career filled with pro baseball, arm trouble, transfers and unhonored letter of intent, ended with consistent senior season. Can erect a future with work.
Tom Erhardt, Rhode Island, 6-3, 207. How much will Div. I-AA hurt? Numbers -- more than 3,500 yards and 19 TD passes -- are impressive. Quick release and anticipation. Lacks pocket movement.
Jim Everett, Purdue, 6-5, 208. As senior led nation in total offense. Impressive arm, size and pocket-movement instincts. Learned to read defenses in passing system. Tough kid. Good offensive coordinator will really help.
Doug Gaynor, Long Beach State, 6-1 , 210. Must learn to escape sacks; has shown movement to do that. Extremely accurate with short passes (71.2 percent completion rate as senior). Questions about arm stength. Looked good in Hula Bowl.
Stan Gelbaugh, Maryland, 6-3, 195. Most problems are those of inactivity from not playing until senior campaign. Progressed throughout last season. Can punt and play WR which makes him a possible No. 3 QB project.
Chuck Long, Iowa, 6-3 , 211. Handles pressure situations well. Good size and mobility, though not a scrambler. Tremendous accuracy within 20 yards. Some questions about long ball. Instincts are top-notch.
Brian McClure, Bowling Green, 6-6, 227. For such a big guy, not a great arm. Little mobility and poor California Bowl performance. Productive, but needs development.
Hugh Millen, Washington, 6-4, 210. Arm, size and mind to play in NFL. Desire and consistency are questions. Star two years ago in Orange Bowl, was unable to hold job last season.
Mike Norseth, Kansas, 6-2, 198. Postseason All-Star games and senior campaign helped dramatically. Mechanics and arm are positives. Speed is negative.
Gilbert Renfroe, Tennessee State, 6-1, 190. Unorthodox throwing style. Comes from load-it-up and throw it offense. Powerful arm, but size a problem. Loves the long ball.
Tony Robinson, Tennessee, 6-2 , 182. Chance to go early until drug-trafficking charges. Also, season-ending knee injury last fall. But there are no questions about tools -- exceptional arm, strength and speed.
Mark Rypien, Washington State, 6-4, 230. Impressive size and powerful arm. Disspelled some questions about coming from option offense with standout Senior Bowl. Inconsistent.
Willie Totten, Mississippi Valley State, 6-2, 199. Outstanding athlete, who played in most pass-happy offense in college. Great feet. Questions about arm strength and his competition.
Jack Trudeau, Illinois, 6-3, 211. Inconsistency and bad knee hurts draft placement. Tools are evident, but should have played better with a good team.