North Carolina QB TJ Yates, The Draft Study

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TJ Yates will not be up for first-round consideration by any team. Yates, however, is a 4-year starter who broke North Carolina’s single-season passing record as a freshman with 2,655 yards and 14 TD’s. (link)

NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt on Yates:

“I do believe that if you give him an opportunity, I do think Yates has a chance to be somebody that’s pretty good,” said NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt, who projects the 6-foot-3 passer from Georgia as a seventh-round pick. “He’s got size. He’s smart. He doesn’t have a really great arm, but there’s a lot of people in this league that don’t have really great arms. And I think [UNC offensive coordinator John] Shoop, I think he’s done a pretty good job of developing him.” (link)

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Topics: 2011 NFL Draft, ACC, Jaguars, North Carolina, Quarterback, TJ Yates

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  • Johnny Bratton

    Having witnessed T.J.’s growth over a four year period, I can tell you I would have no problem drafting him in the lat third to mid-fourth round. I think he would be a steal based on his immediate talent level.

    He has leadership abilities, great accuracy, and an NFL caliber long ball. Worked with multiple future NFL recievers and the drama that comes with them.

    It is very important to understand that T.J. progressed each year. Even with the loss of three Wideouts to the NFL he still improved his numbers each year. Good luck T.J. I appreciate the hard work.

    • Brandon Clark

      I agree and it’s too bad it won’t happen for the Jaguars, but his story will be one to follow

      thanks for the comment