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2018 NFL Draft Profile: Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

Will the early jump to the pros work out for the former Thundering Herd QB?

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Chase Litton

College: Marshall

Position: Quarterback

Height/Weight: 6’6”, 232 pounds

Combine Measurements/Stats: 4.9-second 40-yard dash, 29.5-inch vertical jump, 106-inch broad jump, 7.49-second three-cone drill, 4.53-second 20-yard shuttle run

College Stats: 728 completions on 1128 attempts, 8335 passing yards, 72 passing touchdowns, 31 interceptions, 7.0 passing yards per attempt, 133.9 QB rating.

Litton had a productive three years on the field at Marshall after originally committing to USF back in 2013. He took a gray shirt his first year on campus but quickly became the starter in Marshall’s second game of 2015. Litton threw for 2,605 yards and 23 touchdowns that season and set a new Marshall freshman record in both categories. The Winter Park, Florida product only missed two games after that season due to injury and led the Herd to wins in the 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl and the 2017 New Mexico Bowl. Now, he hopes that his body of work will get him a spot on an NFL roster.

Pros:

Litton’s a big guy. Being 6’6” allows him to be able to stand comfortably in the pocket and see more of the field than smaller quarterbacks. He has that fearless mentality when it comes to throwing the ball, which served him well playing behind one of the best offensive lines in college football last season. His deep ball is usually pretty nice and he’ll take that shot if he thinks he has it.

Cons:

He’s got a few notable off-the-field incidents to his name, which could affect how some scouts and GMs see him. He’s also not all that mobile and he has that Brett Favre factor to him. By that, I mean a lot of his throws are either home runs or easy interceptions. The overall accuracy is going to have to improve if he wants to last all that long in the NFL.

Who takes him and where?

If Litton does get drafted, it will be a day three pick. There’s been some interest from the Pats, and the 49ers could use some depth at the position as well. I think the Pats will get their quarterback early, so I’m thinking...

49ers in the seventh round