|Nathan Enderle QB Idaho|
|Prototypical size. Elite arm strength; can make any throw on the field. A four-year starter. Stands tall in the pocket, keeping his eyes downfield, even has pressure closes in on him. A tough quarterback; doesn’t shy away from taking a hit. Good mechanics; really looks the part of a NFL quarterback. Showed steady improvement throughout his career.|
|Struggles with accuracy; every so often he’ll uncork a throw that just sails on him. Does not put good touch on his passes. Needs to learn how to throw a more catchable ball. Limited mobility.|
|At first glance Enderle looks like he belongs in the NFL, but the longer you watch the more apparent his lack of accuracy is. At times it looks like he doesn’t even know where the balls going as it leaves his hand. He has improved in this area throughout his career, but not enough to project him as an impact player at the next level. Someone will certainly give him a shot, the lack of accuracy will limit his ability to succeed in the NFL.|
You can’t read too much into pre-draft visits. Just because a team meets with a player doesn’t mean they’re actually interested in that guy – after all, there’s no guarantee that they like what they see up close.
However, when a team invests a large number of visits into players at certain position it is a strong indication if their intentions.
Such is the case with the Chicago Bears, who have either already worked out or set up visits with three quarterbacks.
North Carolina’s T.J. Yates, Idaho’s Nathan Enderle and TCU’s Andy Dalton – all potential mid-round selections – have scheduled workouts with the Bears.
The best of the group is Dalton, who I believe could come off the board as early as the late 2nd round. As a result, he’s probably a long shot to land in Chicago. Both Yates and Enderle, however, should still be on the board in the 4th round or later making them reasonable options.
Last year the Bears drafted Dan LeFevour out of Central Michigan in the 6th round (and later cut him). Since that didn’t work out, it’s possible that they’ll try to land a quarterback earlier in the draft to increase their chances of finding someone who can stick on the roster.
Other possibilities in the 4th or 5th round include Greg McElroy and Ricky Stanzi.