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Chris Pokorny provides the most comprehensive, personable outlook regarding the 2007 draft.
QB | Michigan St.Drew Stanton
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 226 | 40 Time: 4.71
Positives: Drew Stanton has the proper build for your average NFL quarterback. He has great arm strength and can move around in the pocket effectively. He has shown the ability to get proper touch on the football down the field and has a sense of toughness to him. He can take over a game and rally the offense around him to get the best results possible.
Negatives: Stanton has had too much inconsistency during his career. After excelling in 2005 with 22 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, he threw for 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during his final season with Michigan State, part of which comes from him staring down his targets. He has had numerous injury problems throughout his career, raising questions regarding his durability at the next level. Sometimes, he takes too many risks that only end up costing his team, and he has difficulty recovering from them mentally.
Notes: Stanton has the tools needed to be an NFL quarterback, but he is the type of guy that'll need to hold the clipboard for a few years and be properly coached before stepping in as a starting quarterback. He was affected by the Spartans struggling as a team last season, which has dropped his value in the draft. He was once looked at as a potential late first-round pick, but will not probably fall into the second round.