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CBS Sports says Patrick Towles could catch the eye of NFL scouts

© Kim Klement

© Kim Klement

© Kim Klement

If Patrick Towles has a big year, it’s only a matter of time before the NFL comes calling. CBS Sports’ Rob Rang agrees, singling out Towles as UK’s top NFL prospect in his preview of UK this morning. Rang writes that Towles “looks the part of an NFL quarterback,” comparing him to former Oregon State and current St. Louis Rams QB Sean Mannion:

In terms of size and arm talent, Towles reminds me of a young Sean Mannion, the reigning Pac-12 career passing champion and a 2015 third round selection of the St. Louis Rams. Like the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Mannion, Towles looks the part of an NFL quarterback with prototypical height, broad shoulders and evenly distributed muscle mass. Also like Mannion, Towles’ best success comes on bucket throws to the outside, demonstrating the touch, trajectory and ball placement to defeat press coverage on intermediate and deep fade routes and occasional deep posts. Also like Mannion, however, Towles sprays the ball when he doesn’t have the leg room to step into throws, raising concerns about arm strength and true accuracy. Both players possess an elongated delivery that give defenders an extra split second warning of where the ball will be headed.

Rang says that Towles has more “pure athleticism” than Mannion, as we saw last year when he ran for 305 yards and six touchdowns; however, he notes that scouts want Towles to focus on exhausting pass options before resorting to scrambling.

“At this point, Towles is one to watch from an NFL perspective,” Rang says. “He does offer some intriguing tools and in just now entering his redshirt junior campaign, Towles has the time to develop.”

That put me in the mood for some Patty Ice highlights, how about you?

[CBS Sports]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

12 Comments for CBS Sports says Patrick Towles could catch the eye of NFL scouts



  1. CatsBy80
    10:23 am August 21, 2015 Permalink

    Rang writes that Towles “looks the part of an NFL quarterback,” comparing him to former Oregon and current St. Louis Rams QB Sean Mannion:

    should read Oregon State… just trying to help you out, TT!



  2. LT at :54 Mark
    10:27 am August 21, 2015 Permalink

    I completely destroy a DB at the :54 second mark on that screen play. Shewww weee.



  3. Steve
    12:03 pm August 21, 2015 Permalink

    I have to see it to believe it, look at the picture you posted, looks like a baseball wind up and also, aren’t you supposed to throw with the laces…he’s holding the ball wrong



    • Sandwich
      12:19 pm August 21, 2015 Permalink

      For quick passes, quarterbacks often don’t have time to find the laces on the ball. Laces can help with velocity on deeper passes, though. There is no unwritten rule that states you have to throw with the laces. It is all about timing and comfort.



  4. Austin
    12:14 pm August 21, 2015 Permalink

    Pat had his chances, I want to see a real qb this year in drew barker.



    • J-Dub421
      12:16 pm August 21, 2015 Permalink

      I’ll trust the coaches judgment more than yours.



    • wtf
      12:30 pm August 21, 2015 Permalink

      Is it Jason, or Austin? I’m going with troll.



    • BAdams
      2:00 pm August 21, 2015 Permalink

      Pretty sure Andre Woodson wasnt a reliable QB until his junior year.



  5. Carl
    2:10 pm August 21, 2015 Permalink

    Mrs. TT, IF you were to make a sandwich for me, what kind of sandwich would you make?



  6. Tampa satchel
    7:02 am August 22, 2015 Permalink

    That gave me goose bumps! I am so ready for the season to begin.



    • Tampa satchel
      7:04 am August 22, 2015 Permalink

      It occurred to me that the basketball highlight videos rarely get me so hyped up as the football videos. Now if we can just sustain a winning tradition. I believe we are headed in the right direction.