“I’m not a big believer in numbers as it relates to how good a quarterback is,” said Sage Rosenfels, one the best quarterbacks in Cyclone history who spent more than a decade in the NFL. Even without Kolar, Purdy should have dominated this lesser opponent. For a player with so much preseason expectation — whether it be a dark horse Heisman candidacy or his place on NFL mock drafts — the numbers haven’t been all too impressive. 2021 NFL Draft: Ranking battle for QB4 as Zach Wilson, Mac Jones join fight, 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Lions land Jaylen Waddle, Panthers take Kyle Pitts, Jets: 5 2021 NFL Draft replacements for departed Le’Veon Bell, 6 Natural 2021 NFL Draft fits led by Trey Lance to the Raiders, 2021 NFL Draft: SMU wide receiver Reggie Roberson gets bad news, What to know about Shaun Wade after declaring for 2021 NFL Draft, Report: Mike D'Antoni Revealed Decision to Leave Rockets While Plane Was in Air, Ohio State Football loses another potential 2021 NFL Draft first rounder. After his rough opener against Louisiana, Purdy has left many wondering if he’s still worthy of that spot. “I love their running back (Breece Hall), but (Purdy) is asked to do a lot and when you’re asked to do a lot, you’re going to make mistakes, especially when there’s a lot of leaky offensive line play. Brock Purdy's skill set indicates he may be that player for New Orleans' next generation of fans. “I’ve been impressed with how Brock’s played the first couple games. There is certainly a long way to go. That positive direction may not always include gaudy numbers, but a different measuring stick, Rosenfels said, ought to be employed. All rights reserved. Your privacy is safe with us. He was 16 of 35 (45.7 percent) for 145 yards and an interception against Louisiana, which defeated the Cyclones 31-14 in the season opener and shut down the Iowa State offense in the second half. The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns won 31-14 over the Iowa State Cyclones. “It’s sort of untraditional from a quarterback’s perspective of exact timing. Timing figures to be a work in progress early in the season with the lineup changes. However, he just does not have the requisite arm strength that many are looking for at the next level. A lot is asked of him on that football team, not only throwing the ball but also running the ball, and occasionally he makes a big mistake, but when you ask your quarterback to do everything, he is going to make mistakes on occasion. “So overall, I thought he played pretty dang well in the first game, even if all the numbers didn’t end up that way.”, More:Iowa State offensive line moves closer to 'standard of excellence', Peterson:In Iowa State's case, it's not turning the page, it's flipping the calendar, More:How to watch Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners football on TV and livestream. He also has a nasty habit of throwing off platform, specifically off of his back foot. Purdy may see his draft stock plummet with more performances like yesterday. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. The ball landed right in the waiting arms of La'Kendrick Van Zandt, who then jogged 24 yards for what will probably be the easiest touchdown of his career. With his team leading TCU 16-7 early in the third quarter, Purdy felt heavy pressure in his face. “You look at the TCU game, other than that one play, he did his job time and time again. The yardage has been mediocre, the touchdown tally few. The rest of the Cyclones’ wide receiving corps is either new or moving into significantly larger roles. There were times there was nobody open. “I’m always impressed every time I watch Brock play, of his ability to anticipate throws into small windows, and he is rarely inaccurate,” Rosenfels said. The 2020 NFL Draft was pretty loaded at the quarterback position, including three players taken in the top six selections and four in … With the win, Iowa State improved to 1-1 on the year. His mid-range and short-range accuracy for a college quarterback I think is as good as there is in the country. There were times he had pressure. Van Zandt’s touchdown cut Iowa State’s lead from 16-7 to 16-14 with 13:50 left in the third quarter. However, his lack of arm strength was evident. Purdy hit one big play down the field to Joe Scates against the Horned Frogs, but otherwise found success nearer to the line of scrimmage. The stats just haven’t been there for Brock Purdy. Iowa State was also shut out in the second half of the game and lost by 17 points at home. Iowa State would be without his favorite target, tight end Charlie Kolar. The Iowa State quarterback certainly hasn’t been bad — far from it — but he hasn’t exactly been great, either. The completion percentage, inconsistent. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. Iowa State’s Brock Purdy made one of the worst plays you’ll ever see a quarterback make. Purdy is the prototypical weaker armed quarterback. AMES, IA - SEPTEMBER 12: linebacker Kris Moncrief #6 of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns cant hold onto quarterback Brock Purdy #15 of the Iowa State Cyclones as he scrambled for yards in the second half of the play at Jack Trice Stadium on September 12, 2020 in Ames, Iowa. “The hard part when I watch him is it feels like there is very little timing in the offense,” Rosenfels said. The young quarterback also had a chance to show he can overcome adversity. That went about as you would expect. Iowa State’s Brock Purdy made one of the worst plays you’ll ever see a quarterback make. I thought he kept his poise.”. Who follows them? The Cyclones also got a huge performance from running back Breece Hall, who finished the afternoon with 155 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries. In a 37-34 Iowa State win, Purdy completed 18-of-22 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown. With Fields and Lance not playing, all eyes were on Purdy and Trevor Lawrence. There were times his receiver dropped balls. Purdy had a rough outing in Iowa State’s season-opening loss to Louisiana two weeks ago. His one interception came on a ball that he certainly could have put more in if he had the arm to do so. Fantasy Week 3 Start/Sits: You should play Cam and … Trubisky? Still, it was a play that is inexcusable for a third-year starter like Purdy to make. “To put up those numbers vs. TCU, usually a very good defense, I thought he played great in that game.”. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Latest on Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy including biography, career, awards and more on ESPN Purdy struggled mightily. Purdy was able to scramble seven times for 35 yards and picked up a few first downs along the way. North Dakota State’s Trey Lance has shot up draft boards after his 2019 campaign. Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence appears to have a firm stranglehold on the “QB1” title, at least at the moment.
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