PFF: One Michigan QB competitor stands out

BY foxsports • August 18, 2015

Will Michigan be held back by quarterback play in Jim Harbaugh's first season as head coach of the Wolverines? 

Perhaps not too much if Harbaugh goes with Iowa transfer Jake Rudock as his starter. 

That is the case Pro Football Focus makes in a post looking at what Rudock did as a Hawkeye. 

While acknowledging Rudock is not a big-play machine, PFF notes he was a solid player in Iowa City, ranking in the top 30 nationally in QB rating, accuracy percentage and QB rating on play action. 

His best number turned out to be a 45.9-percent mark on deep passes, although that figure could be a bit deceptive because he very rarely went deep. 

Nonetheless, what Rudock can do and has done might be the difference when it comes to choosing a starter from a crowded field in Ann Arbor as strong-armed Shane Morris (87 career passes in two seasons) is the only other Wolverine with college experience. 

(H/T Pro Football Focus)

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