Was really put in a tough spot last year coming in and out of the game depending on the package being run and in my view never got a real fair shake. However, he's a natural passer, displays a good feel in the pocket, side steps pressure and keeps his eyes down the field consistently.
Displays balanced, clean footwork in the pocket, keeps a good base under him even when moving around inside and quickly is able let go of the football. Possesses a good feel for the timing and rhythm of the offense, but is limited with his ability to go through progressions and read the entire field at this stage.
Gets caught staring down receivers, not recognizing defensive concepts and forcing the ball into coverage. However, he's a smart kid who possesses some savvy to his game and I think it's more of a case where he just needs reps/time to develop in that area.
Still developing from under center as well, initially gets away cleanly, but becomes leggy in his 5/7-step drop, collects himself well but will need to continue to polish his drop.
Is a natural thrower of the football and can make all the throws. Displays the arm strength to fit passes into tight areas in the intermediate pass game. His timing and anticipation are good when he sees "it" and has the ability to throw in rhythm with good ball placement allowing receivers to run after the catch.
Exhibits good touch down the field, transfers his weight well from his back foot and plant leg is consistent as is his arm angle. At times looks to be guiding the football underneath and doesn't really step into shorter throws, but understands how to take some off and exhibits good touch on all areas of the field.
Possesses some real mental toughness, replaced Tim Tebow at Florida, struggled at times this past year, but fought through it and now really has a chance to shine.
Impression: Does a lot of things well, but doesn't always trust what he sees. Needs some time, but is worth a developmental grade and late round/priority pick."
Has an NFL arm with a compact release and tight rotation; can get the ball deep and the zip to fit in into tight quarters; also has decent size and surprising mobility, but decision-making last fall was all over the place; was indecisive at times and then ended up throwing late into coverage;
Could be helped this year, though, by the fact he’ll be tutored by new offensive co-ordinator Charlie Weis, while the Gators will switch to a more pro-offense scheme this fall which should be better suited to his skill set."
Obviously, he had some real problems translating that to the field this past year, where he threw for merely 2,061 yards, nine touchdowns, and 10 interceptions while completing just under 61 percent of his passes. This all coming after a sophomore campaign where Brantley threw for 410 yards, seven touchdowns, and no interceptions completing 75 percent of his limited number of passes the year before.
There’s no doubt the skills are there for Brantley to be a successful quarterback, and hopefully with one year in Charlie Weis’ system, he can grow into a potential starting NFL quarterback as well. He had shown glimpses of what he can bring to the table, but can he put it all together this year? Questions remain for Brantley, but he remains a viable NFL prospect."