According to his agent, BYU Quarterback John Beck will meet with the Carolina Panthers tomorrow.
Beck, who stands 6' 2" and weighs in at 215 lbs., is the fifth rated QB prospect
available in the draft according to Scout.com ratings and fourth according to
the Sporting News.
According to scouting reports, his best assets are his mental toughness and
pocket awareness, but his arm strength is questionable. He is regarded as a
smart quarterback that can read defenses and make decisions quickly, but many
scouts think that his lack of arm strength will limit his ceiling as an NFL
Beck, who is 25 years old and an Eagle Scout,
spent two years on a mission for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lisbon, Portugal from 2000
through 2002 before starting his career at
John Beck's Scout.com Profile:
Three-year starter named Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year
in '06 after career totals of 69.3%/3,885/32/8. All-Conference and
All-Academic selection as a junior when he totaled 3,709 yards passing with 27
Intelligent passer accurate in the short and intermediate field. Stands strong
in the pocket, poised under the rush and consistently finds the open wideout.
Sells the ball fakes, looks off the safety and goes through receiver
progressions. Displays a sense of timing, hits receivers as they leave their
breaks and nicely sets up screen throws. Puts touch on passes when necessary,
placing the ball into the receivers’ hands. Immediately gets rid of the ball
on quick tosses. Stays away from the errant pass.
Lacks the top deep arm. Over-aged prospect.
This past season, Beck moved past Jim McMahon and became BYU's second
all-time leading passer.
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Matt Edwards contributed to this article.