The 2015 NFL Draft looks like it could have a ton of talent, especially at the quarterback position. While guys like Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston and Brett Hundley have received much of the hype as we head into the 2014 season, there is one 2015 quarterback prospect flying under the radar. Nevada‘s Cody Fajardo has the talent to be a starter in the NFL, and he is worth keeping an eye on this season as he proves he is a top prospect.
Fajardo reminds me a lot of Chicago Bears 2014 draft pick David Fales in that, while he doesn’t have a huge arm, he makes up for it with his other skills. Fajardo has a very quick release, and is extremely accurate in the short and intermediate game. Fajrado is also a very good athlete, often showing off an ability to avoid the pass-rush using his legs.
Sure, it would be great if Fajardo had a bigger arm, however, just because he doesn’t have elite arm strength doesn’t mean he doesn’t have starting potential at the next level. If he can go to a team with an established starter and a good coaching staff, I believe Fajardo could develop on the bench, and one day take over as a solid No. 1.
All in all, Fajardo has been flying under the radar, however, he’s a future starter in the making. Put Fajardo in a West Coast offense and give him a few years to sit and learn, and we could be looking at a very solid professional player.