Two-year starter who earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors as a junior, throwing for 2,809 yards and 17 touchdowns with five interceptions. Threw for 1,929 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior with 10 interceptions.
Intelligent game manager with minimal upside for the next level. Patient in the pocket, effectively sells ball fakes and does a terrific job setting up screen throws. Displays a sense of timing on passes, relatively accurate and does not make receivers work for the reception. Shows vision and overall awareness. Buys time for receivers, does not make poor decisions and is relatively accurate throwing on the move. Puts touch on throws when necessary and throws a catchable pass. Remains poised under the rush and does not get rattled. Takes the safe underneath outlet if nothing else is available.
Lacks size and struggles withstanding the rush. Does not possess the bigtime arm, cannot drive passes downfield or put speed on the outs. The further downfield and out to the flanks he tosses the ball, the less accurate he is.
Beathard is a solid dink-and-dunk/timing passer with a terrific understanding of the position. He’s only fit for certain systems but is worth having on the sideline as another pair of eyes.