Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/26/12

Michigan State's Kirk Cousins...

Whether it is his excellent quarterbacking skills or good arm strength, there's a lot to like about Cousins as a quarterback prospect. His ability to deliver the football quickly with above average arm strength is an attractive option for NFL teams. Short and intermediate routes are his strength; he displays good accuracy in the face of pressure. Cousins does just about everything well, but no particular talent of his really jumps out (jack of all trades, master of none).  Cousins gets bunched in with a lot of second-tier quarterbacks who may push him into the later rounds of the draft, which may not be a bad thing; Cousins could go to an NFL team and have the time to learn at the NFL level.

At the next level, he'll need to really improve his ability to pull the trigger and trust his talent for reading defenses. He doesn't always make the right pre-snap reads and if he is shuffling around the pocket, his mechanics struggle. Being able to be patient, plant his feet and drive through his hips when delivering the football is a talent he'll need to continue to develop as a pro. It is vital that he shows the smaller skills like scrambling and extending the play. 

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