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Brian St. pierre

SELECTED BY CAROLINA , ROUND 5, PICK 31, OVERALL PICK 163
QB | (6-2, 218, 4.8) | Boston College
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirt in 1998. Top backup in '99, when he started for Matt Hasselbeck against Pitt. Also started one game in 2000 and every game the last two years. Completed 24-of-40 passes for 295 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions and carried 24 times for 105 yards in '99. Completed 47-77-543-4-3 and carried 13 for minus-29 yards and one touchdown in 2000. In '01, completed 149-279-2,016-23-10 and rushed 67-217-0. In '02, completed 237-407-2,983-18-17 and rushed 68-274-1. Scouts were monitoring a possible groin pull, aggravated during drills at the Scouting Combine, but did not consider the injury to be serious or long-term.

Positives: A tough and durable team leader and a good competitor who has above-average size and decent speed and mobility. Battle tested against good competition.

Negatives: Has average arm strength. Lacks some zip on his fastball and is a very erratic passer. Lacks good timing and accuracy down the field. Will force the ball and show poor judgment at times. Did not get any better and may have even regressed in '02.

Summary: Needed to really come on as a senior and did not after showing good improvement as a junior. Just an average Big East quarterback at this point, but Boston College quarterbacks generally seem to make it, and some become better pros than college players.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.