Is Connor Halliday Set To Shock Scouts?


Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is the favored QB to watch in the PAC-12, and for good reason.  He has earned the recognition he has received.  In addition, Brett Hundley at UCLA will receive some attention in 2014. However, besides them, not too much attention is paid to QB’s out in the western part of the country.  I advise any NCAA football fan to keep their eyes on the under-appreciated WSU play caller, Connor Halliday.

While it may be a difficult year for the Cougars, it could be a great individual season for Halliday.  Now entering his senior year, this is his time to prove to scouts that he can play ball with the pros at the next level.  His junior year accomplishments certainly suggest he can.

Playing for a school that has had more than it’s fair share of great QB’s speaks volumes to the fact that Halliday set the school’s single season passing yards record with 4,597, which is also the second most in PAC-12 history.  His most impressive outing may have been his showing at Auburn, where he threw for 344 yards and a TD.  He has multiple 400, and even 500+ yard games, which is impressive at any level, let alone in a conference as competitive as the PAC-12.

Standing at 6’4″, and weighing just slightly over 200 pounds, this pocket passer looks like someone who can at least hold his own as a second-string option for a few NFL teams right now.  Despite his great resume, he doesn’t seem like a high draft pick just yet, but if he can reproduce this season what he did his junior year, expect to hear his name tossed around a lot during next years NFL combine.