STRENGTHS - Cameron is a very good athlete capable of sliding to avoid pressure in the pocket, and can also pick up yards with his feet. He displays an excellent sense of timing on his throws, and has a clear understanding on how to "throw his man open" by throwing the ball to spots only his man can get to. While he does not take unnecessary risks, he also is not afraid to fit balls into tight spaces between the hashes when he sees an open lane.
WEAKNESSES - Cameron played almost exclusively in the pocket at Louisiana Tech, and did not take advantage of his athleticism as much as he should have. Despite having solid measurables, he has a very thin frame and will need to add 10-15 lbs. of muscle to his frame. He does not have the prerequisite arm strength to play at the next level, a concern worsened by his poor footwork and mechanics. He tends to "push" or "guide" intermediate and deep throws, and rarely steps into throws properly. On downfield throws he often picks up his back foot, which causes him to lose velocity, and on the rest of his throws he rarely gets proper lower body rotation and torque on his ball. In games I graded, he consistently fell away from boundary throws, causing the ball to float, killing his accuracy and allowing defenders ample time to recover and play the ball in the air.
SUMMARY - Colby Cameron was an interesting prospect to evaluate, because he possesses some of the mental tools necessary to play QB in the NFL, but his physical limitations bring into question his next level viability. He is a sound decision maker that shows good timing and accuracy on throws between the hashes. While he lacks the natural arm strength to consistently make intermediate and deep throws against NFL defenses, his ability to put the ball away from defenders into safe areas for his receivers allows him to compensate for his arm deficiencies. If he can improve his lower body mechanics his arm strength will almost assuredly see marked improvement, as he generates little power from his legs with his current motion. He is likely to end up on a practice squad as a rookie, which will serve him well as he works to improve his technical flaws. If he learns to generate more power from his legs, his accuracy will also improve, and he could develop into a long-term backup at the next level.