Fourth Round: Brandon Doughty
In his prolific career at Western Kentucky, three-year starter Brandon Doughty became the first FBS player to ever top 4000 yards and 40 touchdowns in multiple years. A 6’3”, 220-pound grad student from Florida, his name is all over the Hilltopper record book.
Doughty’s primary selling points are his pinpoint accuracy and quick decision-making process. He’s very adept at hitting receivers in stride, and he’s not afraid to attack down the field. His game took a real stride forward as a senior, showing more vision and eye manipulation of the defense.
He has his detractions. This is his sixth year of college, a tenure necessitated by a knee injury and initial redshirt. He appears less mobile than Stafford. Some have questioned his arm strength, which indeed was an issue early on. I think this throw answers any arm strength concerns, however…
Doughty will be at the Shrine Game in January, and he could elevate himself with a strong week there. He’s the most NFL-ready of any of the quarterbacks listed here, a selling point if the Lions opt to draft their primary backup this year.
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