STRENGTHS - Klein has a well-built frame and should be able to add the bulk needed to make the position switch. He demonstrates solid speed in the open field and can get on top of LBs in a hurry. On what minimal opportunities he had, he flashed the ability to break down in space and seal off the edge w/ good base, leverage and hand usage.
WEAKNESSES - Klein lacks the arm strength, accuracy and mechanics to play QB at the NFL level. While he has good straight-line speed, he is not a quick twitch athlete capable of exploding out of his stance and stretching the seams. When he has the ball in the open field he lacks the foot quickness and elusiveness to make defenders miss and has to rely on shear power and determination to break tackles. He will need to learn a brand new position for the next level and to this point has not shown a willingness to make the change.
SUMMARY - As a QB, Collin Klein led Kansas State to a BCS Bowl and was himself a Heisman finalist, but in terms of fitting in the NFL he will clearly need to make a position change to TE or H-Back. Simply put, he does not have the arm strength or accuracy to continue playing QB at the next level, and his odd hitch and shot put throwing motion make it highly unlikely he'll ever be able to fix his flaws as a thrower. While he obviously lacks experience as a pass catcher and blocker, he has solid bulk and should be able to fill out further once in an NFL weight room, and he did flash some solid, basic blocking fundamentals on film in college. In order to make an NFL roster he will not only need to prove he can catch the ball out of the backfield, but that he can run crisp routes as well and make adjustments against zone coverage. The fact that he wasn't willing to work out as a TE at the combine after such a poor showing at QB during Shrine week is disappointing, but his thought process may change quickly if he goes undrafted or is quickly buried on a training camp depth chart.