Miami QB Brad Kaaya expected to struggle with transition to NFL

Brad Kaaya
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It takes time for most NFL quarterbacks to develop. There are some exceptions who enjoy immediate success, such as the Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott, but in most cases, a quarterback needs to learn a new system and the the nuances and speed of the NFL game before reaching elite status.

Former University of Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is one such passer who is expected to need time before excelling at the next level.

“Miami’s Brad Kaaya will need lots of time and development if he is to make it in the NFL,” former NFL scout Chris Landry writes. “His biggest issue is a lack of pocket presence.”

Kaaya threw for a career-best 3,532 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions during his junior season. Though he may be a developmental project, the former Miami quarterback could eventually be a solid NFL starting quarterback with the proper handling.

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Chris Landry is a veteran NFL scout who has worked for the Cleveland Browns and the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. Previously, he ran the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and served as an assistant at LSU. Landry is a consultant for multiple NFL teams and major college programs.

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