First up is the Colorado Buffaloes senior quarterback, Sefo Liufau. With the direction the NFL is going, being a dual threat quarterback is a bonus for Liufau. However, there are many concerns about his mechanics as a passer. He has a good arm, but cleaning up those mechanics are going to take time and years.
What little talk there is now about Liufau getting drafted is as a late round guy. If he plays tremendous football, he could boost his stock to a mid-late round draftable quarterback. Of course, how strong the quarterback class is next year will affect his draft positioning as well.
For the 2016 season, Liufau has the Colorado Buffaloes off to a really hot start. So far he has completed 38 of 51 passes for 522 yards and three touchdowns. In all of 2015, he threw for a total of nine touchdowns, down from 29 and 12 from the two years before.
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All he has to do is work on his mechanics and stay efficient to boost his stock. Eliminating interceptions is a must for Liufau, who hasn’t thrown one yet this season. In the last three years though, he threw 29 interceptions.
His value isn’t limited to what he does as a passer since he is a dual threat quarterback. In the 2015 season he rushed for five touchdowns and added 266 yards on the ground. With two games down in the current season he has already rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Liufau may end up being one of the most interesting scouting evaluations after this season is over. There is no question he has a lot to work on, but if he continues to play the way he has and finds ways to get it done, it’ll make it his evaluations interesting and hard.
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