Former Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 7th round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Siemian was the 250th overall pick.
7th rd pick Trevor Siemian had a productive career as a quarterback at Northwestern. He has raw talent and we think he will develop nicely.— John Elway (@johnelway) May 2, 2015
After an up-and-down career at Northwestern that included splitting time as a starter and an injury that ultimately cut his senior season short, Trevor Siemian will get a chance to prove he belongs in the NFL.
Siemian possesses good size at 6-foot-3 and about 220 pounds. He is, however, coming off ACL surgery and his career stats are underwhelming. He completed under 60 percent of his passes and had 27 touchdowns to 24 interceptions.
Siemian shows a good ability to check the ball down and is, for the most part, an accurate passer inside the numbers. He can also be accurate on mid-length throws down the middle of the field. Siemian is accurate on short throws and has some mobility.
However, Siemian's arm strength isn't great and he struggles to get the ball down the field. He doesn't have great pocket presence and hasn't operated from under center much in his college career.
Siemian's stock gained momentum during the pre-draft process despite him not being able to go through full workouts. Here are some key parts of the Sporting News article:
The Broncos have consecutive compensatory picks at the end of the seventh round and there is a strong possibility they will use one of those to select Siemian. Kubiak told Siemian that his best football is ahead of him.
"I wasn’t sure if I would rehab in time and get a shot," Siemian said. "I’m kind of a fringe guy, but once I heard I might have an opportunity, that’s all I needed to give it a go."
For his full breakdown, including measurables, career stats and highlights, check out his draft capsule.