Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Matthew Linehan

Quarterback
School: Idaho | Conference: Ind
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 240 | 40: 4.89 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.93
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Four-year starter who completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,056 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2017. Earned Second Team All-Sun Belt honors and led the conference with 3,184 passing yards while completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 19 touchdowns and 10 picks as a junior. Led the Sun Belt with a 63.4 percent completion rate and threw for 2,992 yards, 16 scores and 11 interceptions in 2015. Completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 2,534 yards, 11 touchdowns and 18 interceptions as a true freshman.
Pos: 
Patient pocket passer with erratic accuracy. Possesses good size, effectively sells ball fakes and quickly locates the open wideout. Keeps his eyes downfield, shows elusiveness and can escape the rush and pick up yardage with his feet. Senses pressure, steps up to avoid defenders and works to get the ball away. Possesses a solid deep arm and throws beautiful passes down the field on occasion.
Neg: 
Does not throw tight spirals and can be all over the place with throws. Gets rattled under pressure. Tends to stare down the primary target.
Analysis: 
Linehan possesses the size and physical skills to play at the next level and should get consideration as a practice-squad prospect.