NFL Draft Prospect Stats - Nathan Peterman - Pittsburgh Panthers

 
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Nathan Peterman
Rating Yards TD
163.4 2855 27
Team: Pittsburgh PanthersHeight: 6-2 Born: 5/4/1994
Position: QBWeight: 225 Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

A two-year starter at Pittsburgh, Peterman couldn't beat out Joshua Dobbs at Tennessee, but blossomed the past two seasons in the Panthers' pro-style scheme, ranking eighth overall in the FBS in passing efficiency as a senior. After redshirting in Knoxville in 2012, Peterman struggled to see the field for the Vols the next two seasons before enrolling at Pitt prior to the 2015 season as a graduate transfer. A few games into the 2015 season, Peterman beat out incumbent starter Chad Voytik and completed 61.5 percent of his passes for 2,287 and 20 touchdowns as a junior. He had his best season in 2016 as a senior (13 starts) with 60.5 percent completions, 2,855 yards and a 27-to-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Peterman might not have prototypical physical traits, but he has good-enough size, arm strength and mobility to go along with his poise and toughness as a pocket passer. College completion percentages are often deceiving, but his 60-percent career completions match the tape and decision-making must improve for the next level. Although his streaky ball placement might limit his pro ceiling, Peterman is smart, efficient and fearless with enough arm talent to be a reliable NFL back-up with starting upside with improvements in certain areas.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS: Solidly-built frame with large hands and adequate height. NFL quality arm. Excellent touch on deep tosses -- averaged 9.3 yards per pass attempt in 2016 and not afraid to unload the ball downfield. Capable of driving the ball with added velocity with proper follow-through. Adjusts trajectory to drop the ball in between levels of the defense. Comfortable in the pocket with efficient movements to operate around the noise with his eyes elevated. Functional mobility to move the pocket and take the yardage if the run lane is there. Not afraid to stare down the gun barrel and allow routes develop, holding the ball until the last second. Sees the field well and delivers with anticipation. Resilient mentality and doesn't allow his emotions to get too high or too low. Experienced in a pro-style scheme and comfortable with three, five and seven step drops. Compiled a 47-to-15 touchdown-to-interception ratio the past two seasons at Pitt. Married (April 2016) with a mature lifestyle -- high character individual and worker.

WEAKNESSES: Erratic ball placement and makes receivers work for the reception. Inconsistent weight transfer and his feet and eyes are often on different pages. Pre-determines throws. Inconsistent eye use and bird-dogs his reads. Guilty of panicked decisions, forcing the ball into heavy coverage. Not the type of athlete who will make defenders miss. Needs to hold the ball tighter when scrambling with several fumbles on the game tapes studied. Simplistic passing offense at Pitt that relied on a lot of roll-outs and half-field reads.


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2013 Tenn  4 10 23 43.5 45 2.0 0 2 2 12
2014 Tenn  7 10 20 50.0 49 2.5 0 0 2 22
2015 Pitt  13 193 314 61.5 2287 7.3 20 8 25 153
2016 Pitt  13 185 306 60.5 2855 9.3 27 7 10 75
Career   37 398 663 60.0 5236 7.9 47 17 39 262

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2013 Tenn  4 6 -6 -1.0 0 0 0 - 0
2014 Tenn  7 9 13 1.4 1 0 0 - 0
2015 Pitt  13 85 232 2.7 1 0 -2 - 0
2016 Pitt  13 72 286 4.0 3 1 11 11.0 0
Career   37 172 525 3.1 5 1 9 9.0 0

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2015 Pitt  13 0
Career   37 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/3/2016 Vill 19 32 175 59.4 2 0 19 3 -8 -2.7 0 6 0 0 - 0 -
9/10/2016 PSU 11 15 91 73.3 3 1 24 8 52 6.5 0 30 0 0 - 0 -
9/17/2016 @ OkSt 14 29 237 48.3 1 1 60 9 33 3.7 0 21 0 0 - 0 -
9/24/2016 @ UNC 14 18 140 77.8 0 0 39 6 19 3.2 1 7 0 0 - 0 -
10/1/2016 Marsh 17 23 280 73.9 2 0 54 5 18 3.6 0 10 0 0 - 0 -
10/8/2016 GaTech 14 20 192 70.0 1 0 74 4 -7 -1.8 0 2 0 0 - 0 -
10/15/2016 @ UVa 11 21 137 52.4 2 0 38 5 26 5.2 0 11 0 0 - 0 -
10/27/2016 VaTech 13 22 267 59.1 1 1 71 5 33 6.6 0 20 1 11 11.0 0 11
11/5/2016 @ Mia-Fl 17 35 287 48.6 2 1 75 8 25 3.1 0 20 0 0 - 0 -
11/12/2016 @ Clem 22 37 308 59.5 5 0 55 6 18 3.0 0 9 0 0 - 0 -
11/19/2016 Duke 11 18 237 61.1 3 1 56 4 3 0.8 0 8 0 0 - 0 -
11/26/2016 Syr 9 18 251 50.0 4 1 79 6 79 13.2 1 42 0 0 - 0 -
12/28/2016 @ NW 13 18 253 72.2 1 1 69 3 -5 -1.7 1 8 0 0 - 0 -