Rankings
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Player Display Name: 
Gunner Kiel

Quarterback
School: Cincinnati | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3 / 218 | 40: 4.88 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.08
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who transferred from Notre Dame after a redshirt season. Played in seven games in 2016, throwing for 804 yards and six touchdowns. Completed 65.2 percent of his passes as a junior and threw for 2,777 yards and 19 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. Accumulated 3,254 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2014 while being named Honorable Mention All-AAC, completing 59.7 percent of his pass with 13 interceptions.
Pos: 
Big-armed quarterback with nice size whose career has been in a tailspin the past two seasons. Patient in the pocket, moderately elusive and to his credit goes to the safety valve or check-down receiver if nothing else is available. Possesses a big-time arm, can throw the deep route and puts velocity on all his throws. Tough and stands in the pocket taking hits rather than forcing throws.
Neg: 
Does not consistently release the ball with proper footwork or mechanics. Possesses a slow delivery and has receivers waiting on the ball. Career has gone from bad to worse since 2014.
Analysis: 
Kiel possesses the size and arm strength to play at the next level but has inconsistencies in his mechanics, accuracy and oftentimes decision-making. He’s a developmental prospect who may be worth keeping on a practice squad if he shows any sort of consistency this summer.