School: Baylor | Position: QB | Height: 6026 | Weight: 230 | Forty: 4.70 | Class: 2015
Hometown: Midlothian, TX | Year: Senior | Dob: 5/31/91 | Projection: 1st Round | Pro Comparison: Gus Frerotte / Blake Bortles / Brandon Weeden
- Good anticipation, excels when making quick reads in short-intermediate attack. Works the sideline well, throws a superb back shoulder ball.
- Stands tall in the pocket—willing to take the big hit to make the completion. Also possesses a natural knack for when to tuck and run, eludes the pass-rush well.
- Operates the zone read with high effectiveness, especially inside the red zone. Accurate when throwing on the run/rolling out.
- Has been praised for his leadership, work ethic and willingness to learn, very coachable. Bided his time patiently as a backup for two years behind RG3 and Nick Florence and was an ultimate team player.
- Footwork will be a concern. Needs to work on taking snaps from under center.
- Deep balls lack trajectory/force.
- Beneficiary of the spread offense? Offense is predicated around short, quick, dink and dunk passess. Pro scouts are trying to figure out if he's a 'system quarterback.'
- Must learn how to slide. Dives head forward too much.
- Petty had already graduated from Baylor before he took his first snap as the starting quarterback. He earned his degree in May 2013 and is now taking graduate classes.
- Graduated in May 2013 with degree in health science studies... Working on Masters in sports management.
“Leadership is the main thing, he’s taken charge. And Bryce has a great arm, a powerful arm. There’s no doubt he can get you the ball.” --Baylor WR Antwan Goodley
"Petty fails to post a high completion percentage against top competition because he is unable to fit the ball into tight windows with dart-like throws. Thus, it is hard to expect him to become an efficient passer at the next level until he works through his mechanical flaws. If Petty diligently works on his footwork, balance, body control and overall transition at the top of his drops, he can deliver more forceful and accurate throws from the pocket." --Former NFL Scout Bucky Brooks.
“I think he'll be a top-five pick in 2015, no question." –Baylor HC Art Briles