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Name: Taylor Potts
School: Texas Tech
Hometown: Abilene, Texas
Measurements: 6-4, 215
Meet Taylor Potts
• In two seasons, threw over 6,000 yards and 53 touchdowns
• Class 5A Region and All-State teams
2005 stats: Threw for 3,162 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Fun fact: Potts is a member of the National Honors Society and was the senior class president at Abilene High School.
Quote: "At first when I heard about the show, I started to think about who I hoped was on the show. But I quickly erased that from my memory. I decided I shouldn't have any expectations in my mind 'cause I have no idea who is going to be there and what it is going to be like."
Spielman's take: "One of the things that we talked about daily was having balance mentally, physically and spiritually. If you had to say who was the most balanced on those three things, I would say Taylor was the winner. He is very confident, yet humble. He is very competitive and great athlete."
Scouts Inc.'s take:
Potts is a prototypical pocket passer with excellent size and a strong arm. He has the arm to make all the necessary college throws. He has adequate zip on his deep out. He is one of the better deep ball passers in this class and gets a lot of opportunities to push the ball downfield in this wide open, pass happy attack. Can throw across his body and get the ball deep when on the move. Possesses a very unorthodox, yet somewhat quick release. Has a bit of a windup release, but he is accurate and shows some touch as well. Is at his best in the shotgun where he can dink and dunk his way down the field, but as mentioned before, he is an excellent seam ball thrower and deep ball thrower. He is quicker than fast. Buys some second chances in the pocket. Squares shoulders well and can throw on the run. Has better than average speed, but is not overly elusive and is not a huge threat to run.
2dSharon Katz, ESPN Stats & Information
2dAndrea Adelson and Matt Fortuna