#4 QB Casey Pachall*
-Lot of shotgun formations.
-Weak QB draw play action, taken down by DE.
-Steps up in the pocket to evade pressure, makes a positive play out of it.
-Wobbly ball thrown into a tight window.
-Can’t step into throw, delivers accurate ball on slant.
-Good zip on the ball, on a line from the hash to the opposite numbers.
-Wrong shoulders the RB on check-down – tough ball to catch.
-Finds the WR in between the CB and S for a big play.
-Veer look, not a dynamic runner.
-Sacked, fumbles the ball – showing some toughness though, took a big hit.
-Doesn’t seem as accurate on the run.
-Nice touch on the vertical route.
-Pump fake, delivers a perfect ball for the TD.
-Effective in the no-huddle / hurry-up – easily moving the ball down the field.
-Perfect touch and timing throwing to the endzone.
-Shows the ability to go through his progressions, doesn’t get antsy in the pocket.
-Two drops in overtime killed TCU’s chances.
Overview: Pachall was very impressive to me. He isn’t a dynamic runner, although he is shifty enough in the pocket to avoid a lot of pressure. He was accurate and had a very live arm. He commanded the offense with ease and was able to read both sides of the field. If he continues to improve, he has the ability to be a top QB prospect in 2014.
#82 WR Josh Boyce*
-Playing mainly on the outside.
-Good body control and positioning on slant, sold the vertical route.
-Fights through corner, draws interference penalty.
-Impressive catch on vertical route, tied up with CB.
-Good delay, uses the QB’s pump fake well, makes easy TD catch.
-Adjusts his route, finds the soft spot in the zone – very productive day.
-Solid catching technique, catches the ball away from the body and tucks it quick in traffic.
Overview: Boyce was one of the lone bright spots for TCU’s receiving corps – he showed good hands and a great feel playing against the zone. I doubt that he’ll declare after his junior season, but if he does, he’ll be drafted.
#66 OG Blaize Foltz
-Lining up at right guard.
-Not getting a lot of push early on.
-Nice combo block on the DT, caved him in from an angle.
-Blocks down on the tackle, then seals the linebacker.
-Pulls across the formation on “Power O”, gets the block on the linebacker.
-Trips on center’s foot coming across the formation in pass protection.
-Getting a little upright in pass protection, but able to re-anchor.
Overview: Relatively pedestrian performance. Was pretty average in all aspects of the game, could be a backup at the next level.