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Jay Cutler

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Position: Quarterback

School: Vanderbilt

Status: Senior

Height: 6-4

Weight: 230

40-Yard Dash: 4.80 (EST)

Positives:


A four year starter on a dreadful SEC team, Jay Cutler was the one shining star. He was the 2005 SEC Offensive Player of the Year as well as 2005 SEC Player of the Year. In addition he was a finalist for the Unitas Golden Arm Award.
He has a very high completion percentage in all four years with his highest being 61% in 2004. He is a very mobile quarterback drawing comparisons to a bigger Jeff Garcia. He threw for 21 touchdowns this season with only 9 interceptions. He has become arguably the best quarterback in Vanderbilt history.

Negatives:


A knock against Cutler was the lack of production on terms of winning big games as well as winning any games. Vanderbilt does not have a storied football past. Cutler was threatened to get the quick hook if he struggled. He has never been exposed to a real sense of winning and one might question if he has the knack to win in the NFL.

Overview:


Cutler might be the second quarterback taken after Matt Leinart if Vince Young does not come out. He is a big body with very mobile feet and great field awareness. He is a pro-type quarterback with the ability to break off long runs when the passing game breaks down.
He did not have great players around to make his stats better so his numbers are all the result of his great play. The win over Tennessee may be the defining game of his career with a huge upset of the in-state bully. Possible locations could be New Orleans, New York Jets, or Detroit Lions.

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