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What to watch for: 7 Utah college football stars descend on Indianapolis for 2013 NFL scouting combine

Published: Monday, Feb. 18 2013 5:58 p.m. MST

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Southern Utah, Quarterback

6-foot-5, 235 pounds

The Sorensen file: Sorensen entered his senior season as one of the top quarterbacks in the FCS, after earning 2011 Great West Player of the Year honors. The transfer from BYU threw for 3,139 yards, 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions his senior year, leaving his career totals at Southern Utah at 9,445 passing yards, 61 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. He also had a career completion percentage of 65.6 percent. TonySoftli.com said of Sorensen: "I would not bet against a top 40 selection if he can clean up the two or three major flaws I see in his game this fall. He’s got the big arm, very good mechanics, good feet, and shows the ability to be very accurate."

What Sorensen needs to answer at the combine: Sorensen is known for having NFL size and a strong arm. But his decision-making has been questioned, particularly his propensity to throw interceptions. Can he show his quarterback IQ is better than expected while throwing to other top-flight talent at the combine?

NFL.com prospect grade: 54.9, which equates to a late-round draftable player who will likely have to make a team as a backup/role player.

When Sorensen competes at the NFL combine: Sorensen will participate in the bench press Saturday, Feb. 23 and in on-field workouts Sunday, Feb. 24.

NFL.com comparison: John Skelton

Skelton was a quarterback prospect out of Fordham who was taken by the Arizona Cardinals with the 155th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL draft. Skelton has had a rough three-year NFL career thus far. While he has started 17 games over the past three years for the Cardinals, Skelton has dealt with injuries and ineffective play throughout his pro career. To date, he has thrown 15 touchdowns to 25 interceptions and was a part of an Arizona passing attack that finished 28th in the league last year in passing yards.
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AZ Ute
Scottsdale, AZ

Is is too late for Joe Kruger to change his mind? Need him next season.

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