Brett Rypien, Boise State: Senior (6’2/203)
Brett Rypien leaves Boise State after four years as a starter with a pretty successful and decorated career. Rypien threw for 13,758 yards while completing 64% of his passes (67% senior year) and tossed 90 touchdowns to just 29 interceptions.
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Rypien is not being looked at as more than a late day-three quarterback despite his great numbers while at Boise State. He does his best work with short to intermediate throws and is deadly accurate on such routes. Throwing the ball with a great anticipation and doing good job of leading his receivers to make plays after the catch, Rypien deserves a bit more attention.
Not only can Rypien sling it, but he also has the ability to keep plays alive outside of the pocket and can easily hit receivers while on the run from defenders. In a perfect world, many would like to see Rypien improve his accuracy on deep throws and throws outside of the numbers but lack of arm strength is what limits him in this area.
Rypien has a ton of positives for a quarterback but not being accurate on deep balls makes him one-dimensional and scheme dependent. Having the potential to earn a starting gig one day in the NFL, Rypien but will not be much more than average at best and is better suited as a backup who can be counted on to start in a pinch and keep an offense competitive.