Has the ability to quickly decipher information in the pocket and gets the ball out of his hands quickly. Also does a nice job anticipating routes in the intermediate pass game, but simply lacks the type of zip to get the football there on time. Too often is low with his throw and doesn't exhibit the type of zip to make all the throws. Possesses nice touch down the field, but his deep ball really seems to hang on him when asked to drop in bucket throws. Gives corners a chance to break on the football and doesn't force defenses to cover the entire field.
Impression: Lacks the physical skill set needed to make all the throws at the next level."
The Florida native competed with Smith for the starting job before the 2009 season, but wound up only starting five games after an injury to Smith (59.2 percent completions, 1,372 yards, 12 touchdowns, two interceptions). In his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons, he saw limited action in seven games overall (10-for-25, 74 yards, one touchdown).
He earned the starting role in every game as a senior, completing 57.3 percent of his passes for 2,457 yards and 17 touchdowns against 13 interceptions. The honorable-mention All-Sun Belt pick has the size NFL coaches want in the position, but has major delivery issues and lacks great mobility. It's doubtful he'll be drafted, but a team may get a find if he works on his game while on a practice squad.
Strengths: Owns prototypical size for the position. Works from under center and can adjust to high and low shotgun snaps. Will reset on bootleg and find target downfield. Completion percentage should have been higher due to poor receiver play. Able to stretch the field vertically, and with surprising accuracy, despite his sidearm delivery. Throws the ball out of bounds when on the run.
Weaknesses: Slings the ball sidearm on nearly every throw, negating his height advantage. Very inconsistent ball flight, often wobbles. Misses too many easy throws, even into the flat. Not very accurate on timing routes, partially due to his low release point. Limited mobility, slow to get outside the pocket on bootlegs. Takes time to drop from under center because of a lack of mobility and long strides, will struggle to get set before pass rush hits him."
Positive: Smart, patient game manager with limited physical skills. Remains poised in the pocket, senses where his receivers are, and throws with good timing. Rarely has receivers waiting on the ball, effectively puts touch on throws, and displays both accuracy and pass placement. Consistently looks down the field, stands in the pocket, and takes a big hit in order to get the throw away. Does an outstanding job commanding the offense.
Negative: Lacks velocity on his throws and struggles to get the ball downfield. Not a sturdy quarterback who can withstand the rush. Tends to fall out of throws rather than following through on occasion.
Analysis: Van Camp did a terrific job controlling the offense on the college level and could fit in as a third quarterback for a timing offense in the NFL."
He was solid despite the injuries which slowed the offenses' progression. On the season, he completed 192 of 335 pass attempts for 2,459, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. His career long was an 80-yard toss to Jean versus ASU. He tossed his 20th career touchdown versus FIU and earned the team's offensive game ball against WKU. Van Camp shared the team's offensive team game ball honors following the University of Louisiana-Lafayette game. He concluded his career with a 7-10 record as the Owls' starting quarterback and is ranked No. 62 nationally in passing efficiency and is tied for No. 77 nationally in total offense. He is listed in 11 all-time FAU career categories.
2009: Van Camp played in 10 of 12 games and started the last 5 games after Rusty Smith was injured; he went 109 for 184 1372 yards passing with 12 TDs and only 1 Int.
Strengths: Size, a strong arm and he comes from an offense that required that he read the field and made many checks on his own. He is a very well developed thrower of deep routes.
Weaknesses: Van Camp never became a pinpoint passer, though some of this can be chalked up to a poor line, still his ball placement and slowish delivery kept him from becoming a hotter prospect.
Projection: Late 5th to 7th round is possible, a poor post-season could push him out of the draft entirely."