Lacks great arm strength and struggles fitting the ball into tight areas when he is late with a read. Passes have a tendency to hang on him down the field and he isn't a guy who can consistently zip the ball outside the numbers. However, he's an accurate passer who showcases good timing and relies on his ability to anticipate routes when asked to make NFL-type throws. Demonstrates the ability to put a little extra on throws when he can step up in the pocket and generate some torque from his lower half. Exhibits good touch in the short/intermediate pass game and throws a very catchable football.
Is inconsistent with his ability to quickly go through his progressions and find his secondary reads. At times is able to quickly decipher information, but doesn't consistently reset his feet and get his body around toward his target once he comes off his initial man, causing him to struggle to generate velocity and giving defenders the ability to jump his throws. Looks comfortable throwing on the move and possesses the athletic ability to quickly set his feet and accurately deliver the football.
Impression: Is maxed out from a physical standpoint and although he does flash above-average athletic ability and accuracy at times, he doesn't look like anything more than a fringe roster guy at this stage."
Not only did Weber lead the team as a young passer in 2007 (completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 2,895 yards and 24 touchdowns), but he also led the team in rushing (617 yards, five scores). He improved his completion percentage (62.2) and earned second-team All-Big Ten accolades as a sophomore, along with throwing for 2,761 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Weber took a step back in 2009 (52.2 percent, 2,582 yards, 13 touchdowns), especially after his main target, Eric Decker, went down with injury. However, his 2,679 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2010 capped off one of the most prolific passing careers in Big Ten history.
Weber has been a durable performer for four struggling Gopher teams who shows the passing ability and moxie to be a solid reserve NFL quarterback. However, scouts have an issue with the 51 interceptions he threw during his career. If his new team's quarterback coach can teach him not to force throws into coverage, he could have a long NFL career either as a late-round pick or free agent signee.
Strengths: Tough, hard-working player who is respected throughout the Big Ten. Quick, over-the-top delivery. Unloads accurate deep balls with tight trajectory and spiral. Ball flight and anticipation allow him to make up for average arm. Works from under center and shotgun. Solid footwork, well-balanced and poised in the pocket. Will look off safeties on occasion to free up other routes. Eludes defenders in the pocket and keeps his head up to make plays downfield. Good anticipation and timing on out-routes. Has some mobility out of the pocket and can ran just fast enough to make first downs if pass rush leaves him room up the middle.
Weaknesses: Below average height for an NFL quarterback. Only an adequate arm, some balls to the sideline take time to reach their target. Misreads defenses and tries to fit balls into tight spaces which, combined with a lack of elite arm strength, results in interceptions. Not an elusive runner in space, needs to secure the ball more effectively and learn to slide. Pats the ball before he throws."
Positive: Solid college passer whose skills do not project well to the next level. Patient in the pocket, senses the rush, and steps up to avoid it. Displays good wherewithal, has as a sense for where his receivers are on the field, and puts touch on throws. Stands in the pocket and takes big hits in order to get passes away. Puts the ball in front receivers and lets them run to it.
Negative: Not averse to throwing the ball into covered receivers. Struggles to get zip on outs and on downfield throws.
Analysis: Weber is a solid touch and timing passer on the college level but lacks the skills to make a roster at the next level. He could find a home as a third quarterback for a team that wants another pair of eyes on the sidelines."
Strengths: Experienced, 4-year starter in a pro-style offense. Solid mechanics with a compact, overhand delivery to get the ball out quickly. Drops from center smoothly while keeping eyes downfield. Decent athlete who can move around the pocket and scramble if necessary. Throws a catchable ball. Shows good anticipation and can lead receivers. Smart QB who can look off defenders and work through progressions. Tough player who earned respect of teammates, coaches, and opponents.
Weaknesses: Smaller than preferred for the NFL level. Doesn't excel in any one area to make up for physical limitations. Has an average arm. Has average athleticism. Doesn't show consistent decision-making.
Projection: Experienced 4-year starter in a major conference. Should generate some interest as a clipboard toter at the very least. Could be a late-round selection, but more likely an UDFA signee following the 2011 NFL Draft."