C.J. Beathard
Projection
Round 5
Grade
B
6.40
Quality Backup

C.J. Beathard

Quarterback
Iowa
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 219
  • 40-Yard: N/A
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Plays under center in an NFL offense, where he has to go through a full progression. Has a good arm and a quick overhand release. Good arm strength, can easily throw the ball 55 yards. Shows he can make all the throws needed to play in the NFL. Good enough athlete to extend plays at times. For the most part, he finds the open receiver and makes good decisions.

Weak Points

A bit shorter than desired. Takes a number of hits. Will force some throws and accuracy can be off at times. Just average completion percentage. Doesn't consistently come up big when he needs to.

The Way We See It

Fifth-year senior and a two-year starter at Iowa. Grandson of Bobby Beathard, one of the all-time great NFL evaluators. Played on an average team with an average supporting cast, which hurts him. Many NFL people feel he will be a better pro than a college player. Will need some time to develop but has the tools, leadership and passion to become an eventual starter in the NFL. Because of where he came from, he gets it and understands what it takes to be successful.