Posted: 6:00 am Thursday, April 24th, 2014
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
Each morning, from now until the draft starts on May 8, we’ll do a short profile of a player who’s on the Falcons’ Draft Board. We’ll focus on team-needs, possible selections, players the Falcons have worked out and/or interviewed, etc. The Falcons own 10 picks in this draft. Today we’ll look at Boston College QB Chase Rettig.
Player: Chase Rettig
School: Boston College
Height and weight: 6-2, 215
Workout numbers: 4.97 seconds in the 40-yard dash; 9-4 broad jump, 4.46 in short shuttle and 7.32 in the three-cone drill.
Projected Round: He’s the 20th rated quarterback in the draft and is projected to be a free agent by NFLDraftScout.com.
Career Highlights: In 2013, he was the fifth-rated quarterback (pass efficiency) in the ACC. He passed for 1,995 yards and 17 touchdowns. He completed 685 of 1,242 pass attempts for 8,263 yards and 52 touchdowns in 46 career games. He is one of four quarterbacks in school-history to pass for more than 8,000 yards. The others are Doug Flutie (1981-84, 10,579 yards), Glenn Foley (1990-93, 10,039 and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2004-07, 9,313).
Falcons level on interest: The productive signal-caller could be a late-round pick or possibly an undrafted college free agent signee. The Falcons appear to be set at backup quarterback and selected Duke’s Sean Renfree last season. However, teams like to keep developmental quarterbacks around on the practice squad and in the pipeline.
Here is when the Falcons will select:
- Round 1 – No. 6 overall
- Round 2 – No. 37 overall
- Round 3 – No. 68 overall
- Round 4 – No. 103 overall
- Round 4 – No. 139 overall (compensatory)
- Round 5 – No. 147 overall
- Round 6 – No. 182 overall
- Round 7 – No. 220 overall
- Round 7 – No. 253 overall (compensatory)
- Round 7 – No. 255 overall (compensatory)
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