NFL Draft 2022: New York Giants potential QB targets as Daniel Jones insurance
By Reese Nasser
Brock Purdy, Iowa State
Iowa State’s Brock Purdy was one of the most reliable quarterbacks college football has seen in recent history. He was a four-year starter and played in 48 career games. He also finished his collegiate career with a record of 31-20 and appeared in a bowl game each year.
From a performance standpoint, Purdy was successful in each of his four seasons. He racked up 12,170 passing yards, 81 passing touchdowns, and just 33 interceptions throughout his career. He finished this past season with a PFF grade of 79.3.
Purdy was also effective in the run game. He totaled 1,177 rushing yards and 19 rushing touchdowns on 365 career attempts.
At 6-foot-1 and 212 pounds, Purdy could be seen as “undersized” to some in the NFL. But this hasn’t impacted his play in the slightest. He has proven to be willing to do whatever it takes to win whenever he’s on the field. He has put his body on the line on multiple occasions to make a play.
There have been questions regarding how efficiently Purdy can push the ball down the field. He attempted 37 throws of 20 or more yards last season. On these throws, he went 15-37 for 467, with three touchdowns, and two interceptions.
On these throws down the field, Purdy rarely looked towards the left side of the field. He attempted just eight passes to the left, recording just one completion for 34 total yards.
If Purdy can show improvement in his deep ball, he could become one of the more polished passers out of this year’s quarterback group.
Purdy has also shown a preference for throwing between the numbers. He attempted 233 passes in this area of the field. He went 184-223 for nine touchdowns, six interceptions, and 1,962 yards.
Purdy’s ability to make a play with his legs, paired with his efficiency, could make him a solid piece on any team’s roster. If a team is put into a position where they need Purdy on the field, he has the potential to perform. A very compatible player for Purdy could be the Washington Commanders Taylor Heinicke.