Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Hey OnTheClock, what do you think of Wisconsin QB Tolzien?
I don't think he's entering the draft but I really liked what I saw in him in the bowl game against Miami:
1. Pro-style offense
2. Quick release
3. Stands tall under pressure
As a Smith fan, call it the anti-Alex Smith
My one concern about Tolzien could be his arm strength but I only say that because I didn't see him take any shots down the field. Again this is just what I saw from my eyeballs..
I admit I didn't pay much attention to Tolzien last night, as I had my eyes other places, but overall.. He needs to get better when playing top tier competition. The commentators noted he was 0-6 this year facing ranked opponents with some dreadful performances.
Right now, he's just an average QB at best. Hasn't been up near the numbers required to be even a middle-round QB. Despite being in a pro-style offense, he doesn't have big-time size, and as noted, the arm either. A quick release can only get you so far (look at Shaun Hill, UDFA). So right now, even with improvement, I see Tolzien as a late round guy. 6th-UDFA range.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 30, 2009 at 6:09 PM ]