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Kliff Kingsbury

SELECTED BY ST. LOUIS , ROUND 6, PICK 36, OVERALL PICK 201
QB | (6-3, 208, 4.88) | Texas Tech
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirted in 1998. Played in six games and started the finale in '99. Started every game in Tech's new spread offense in 2000 and '01. Completed 25-of-57 passes for 492 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in 1999; 362-585-3,418-21-17 in 2000, when he only weighed 188 pounds by the end of the year; and 365-529-3,502-25-9 in '01. Completed 447-669-4,642-42-12 in '02, when he started every game.

Positives: Very productive. Honors student and academic all-conference. Good height and great leader. Top worker. Smart, competitive and dedicated. Makes calls and manages the offense. Tough and durable. Has a three-quarters to overhand release. Short to medium passer. Can find the secondary receiver. OK on the run and has a sense and feel for the rush.

Negatives: Lacks great tools, and college offensive system enhanced his stats. Has marginal arm strength and worked mostly out of the shotgun. Uses too much touch at times and lacks accuracy and velocity on the deep ball, which he lobs and hangs. Does not drive the ball. Puts too much air under most of his longer throws, which could make interceptions a major problem at the next level. Gets nervous feet at times. Has small 8-inch hands and a slight and slender build. Will struggle with simplistic things, such as center-QB exchange and regular three- and five-step drops.

Summary: Dink-and-dunk passer who excels in a shotgun offense but may struggle with the transition to the next level.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.