2011 NFL Draft Player Profile | Nathan Enderle
Enderle is the classic big quarterback that has all the tools to succeed at the next level, but doesn’t have the arm strength scouts desire.
With solid stats in four seasons at Idaho, Enderle enters the 2011 NFL Draft as a fairly under-rated prospect that could surprise some people. With the perfect size and experience in a Pro Style system, Ebderle could be the perfect find for the right team in need of a smart, able quarterback.
Player Name: Nathan Enderle
Hand: 9 1/2
Is a very big quarterback with a solid frame. Doesn’t have a huge arm, but has proven he can make nearly all the throws. Has displayed solid and consistent accuracy, with the ability to lead his receivers perfectly. Has great experience as a four-year starter. Not always the best decision-maker, but has shown clutch ability. Has experience in a Pro Style offense, so learning curve should be shorter than others in his draft class. Solid overall numbers throughout his career. Comfortable in the pocket, as he’s very poised and makes great decisions when well protected. Not a great athlete or runner, but uses his feet extremely well for placement and setting up his throws. Reportedly scored a 41 on the Wonderlic test.
Doesn’t have great arm strength. Has great experience, but has been downright awful against elite competition. Not overly accurate on deep balls, and can be shaky overall at times, especially when heavily pressured. Not very mobile, and not a great overall athlete. Tends to force some throws and simply make bad decisions when plays break down or when the pocket collapses. Needs to refine or quicken throwing motion to avoid turnovers. Forcing the ball and restlessness in the pocket leads to too many turnovers. Doesn’t appear to realize his arm strength is only average, and will try to fit balls into small areas that don’t look possible. Mechanics can be inconsistent, as he doesn’t always take the same approach in his stance and motion.
Enderle is a big, poised quarterback with decent arm strength and solid potential. He simply suffers from trusting his average arm too much, and making bad decisions. His pocket presence is solid, but still inconsistent, which leads to turnovers and forced throws. Good coaching can correct a huge amount of his flaws, making him a very viable mid-round selection, and possible gem. With a number of solid prospects ahead of him, Enderle is probably looking at a spot in the fifth or sixth round.
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