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Nassib’s arm “strong enough”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on March 25, 2013 – 9:00 pm

Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib’s name has been linked to the Buffalo Bills for months now, ever since his college coach, Doug Marrone, and offensive coordinator at SU, Nathaniel Hackett, came to the Bills.

A top analyst for NFL Films says Nassib is his number one prospect at quarterback in the NFL draft.

Greg Cosell, a Senior Producer for NFL Films for more than 30-years, and the creator of the popular “NFL Matchup” program, says Nassib grades out the highest of all the quarterback prospects.  And appearing on The John Murphy Show Monday night, Cosell says arm strength is not a problem for Nassib.

“I think he has a live arm, not a power arm, but a live arm.  And there’s a difference,” Cosell said.  ” I’m a big believer in arm strength by the way.  There are certain times you’ve got to make stick throws into tight windows, often in critical situations.   So, I believe in arm strength.  I don’t want my offense to always have to be manipulated, managed and controlled by the coach, in order for the quarterback to  be successful.”

Cosell told host John Murphy that location and accuracy are Nassib’s strongest attributes, but when it comes time to fire a fastball, the Syracuse QB is capable.

“I think there are times you’ve got to drop back and make throws,  I think Nassib can do that.  Does he have an absolute gun?  No.  But I think his arm is strong enough to make the kind of throws that I just spoke about.”

The entire interview with Greg Cosell is available here.


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Nassib described as “a young Drew Brees”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on March 25, 2013 – 8:25 pm

One month from the NFL draft, the Buffalo Bills decision on a quarterback continues to be the number one issue for the team.

A top analyst from NFL Films says as far as he’s concerned, Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib is the number one quarterback in the draft.

Greg Cosell, a Senior Producer for NFL Films for more than 30-years, says Nassib has what it takes to be the top quarterback taken off the board on April 25th.  And he compares him to Pro Bowl QB Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, at similar points in their development.

“Nassib, the more I watch him, the more I like him,” Cosell said Monday Night, in an appearance on The John Murphy Show. “He’s not a top arm talent, he doesn’t have a gun. But I made a note to myself—I saw elements of a young Drew Brees.  And when I say a young Drew Brees, I mean with San Diego, when he was sort of developing his career.  I think Nassib has some of those same physical traits with his ball location, his anticipation.  And we’ll see where that goes.”

” To me, he’s the top guy in a draft where there are no guaranteed quarterbacks.”

Cosell says based on his film study, Nassib’s arm strength is adequate.  But it’s his ability to put the ball exactly where he wants to, that sets him apart.

“I think you have to be able to throw the ball with great ball location.,” Cosell says.  “I think you have to be able to move around in the pocket-pocket mobility.  I think you have to throw the ball with great anticipation.”

“Accuracy and ball location are consistent positives with Nassib,” Cosell told host John Murphy.  ” He does not miss routine throws.”

The entire interview with Greg Cosell of NFL Films is available here.


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