Pick 210- Seahawks select C.J. Beathard, QB Iowa
Beathard is one of the least sexy players in this draft. He has no stand out tools, mediocre college stats, and played for a boring (yet successful) college program. What Beathard does possess though, is a knowledge of how to win games.
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Beathard took Iowa to new heights, leading them to the Rose Bowl in 2015. He played in a pro-style offense which featured a strong commitment to the run game and West Coast philosophies. Sound familiar?
He can make plays outside the pocket, completing 57 percent of his passes when being chased. Beathard is smart with the football, rarely turning it over.
He has a good, but not great arm. His mechanics and footwork are clean. Simply put, Beathard is just a rock solid QB prospect. So why does he fall to the seventh?
Beathard is known for holding the football longer than he should. This could be attributed to his desire to not turn the football over. He takes more sacks than he should, and needs to learn how to manipulate DB’s with his eyes.
Beathard is a work in progress, but is a nice developmental project for a team in need of a backup quarterback.