Taryn Christion, QB, South Dakota State #3

6013, 225, 4.87

Notes: From Sioux Falls, SD. Played in 8 games with 4 starts, completed 89-of-161 passes (55.3%) for 1,286 yards, 7 touchdowns, 3 interceptions and rushed for 347 yards on 89 attempts and 5 TDs in 2015. Starting quarterback, completed 279-of-434 passes (64.3%) for 3,714 yards, 30 TD, 9 INT, rushed 131-335-6 and caught 1-16-1 in 2016. Completed 249-of-428 passes (58.2%) for 3,515 yards, 35 TD, 14 INT and rushed 114-500-9 in 2017. Completed 197-of-340 passes (57.9%) for 3,020 yards, 32 TD, 8 INT, rushed 74-333-6 and caught 1-2 in 2018. Team captain in 2017-18.

Positives: Good pocket movement. Can sidestep to avoid the rush and throw on the move. Shows good deep arm, accuracy and touch. Can zip it. Good base mechanics. Has gotten a lot of reps and experience, albeit at a lower level of competition. Can process the game and identify pre-snap reads. Knows how to look off defenders and read coverages. Can run for positive yardage.

Negatives: Has no truly outstanding characteristic and did not play against elite competition, so there is a significant jump for him to adapt to the speed of the game. Productive but not dominant.

Summary: Good arm talent and production makes him a worthwhile developmental prospect.

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