Three-year starter who threw for 7,287 yards, 36 touchdowns and 32 interceptions during his four-year career at Minnesota. Ran for an additional 1,495 yards and 33 scores. Academic All-Big Ten as both a junior and a senior.
Nice sized college quarterback with an inconsistent game. Stands in the pocket, buys as much time as necessary and gets smashed by opponents in order to get the ball away. Scans the field, finds the open wide out and throws with an over-the-top delivery. Keeps his eyes downfield and works to make positive plays. Puts air under deep throws and delivers solid corner or fade patterns.
Not a quarterback that will pick up yardage with his legs or shows the ability to elude the rush. Deep passes tend to hang in the air. All over the place with throws. Has a very poor touchdown to interception ratio.
Leidner did a competent job leading the Gophers since his sophomore season and should get practice squad consideration to further develop his next level ability.