This year’s class of draft eligible QBs, is more of a developmental class. One of the developmental prospects with a big ceiling, is Brandon Bridge, from South Alabama. He may go to a lesser known school, but that doesn’t mean he is any less of a prospect. The first thing to notice about Bridge, is his impressive size, standing at 6’5 and weighing in at 235. He has the height to see over his OL and to see everything down field. For a guy his size, he has the ability to run as well.
Bridge is above the average QB height and weight. He has the arm strength the make every throw. He stands tall in the pocket and delivers the pass with defenders in his face. He knows how to move around in the pocket and keep his feet moving. When the pressure is on, he looks to throw the football, or tucks it and runs. He is strong enough to shed sacks and keep the play alive.
His footwork needs to improve. He does keep his feet moving, but he tends to bounce and cross his feet over. He brings the ball down before he throws it. It gives him a low release and slow release. This is his first year as a starter for South Alabama, and only had one productive year at Alcorn State.
Bridge has the size, athleticism, and arm strength to be productive at the next level. He needs a lot of work to become a consistent QB, but he shows a lot of potential. With some quality coaching, Bridge can become a solid starter at the next level. At worst, he can become a quality back up QB.