Commentary

Teel continues to blossom

Originally Published: December 8, 2008
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com
• A couple of years ago, I viewed Rutgers' QB Mike Teel as a young man who was raw but possessed both the size and arm strength necessary to make himself into a draftable prospect by the time his college career was over.

On one hand, you have to like the fact that his accuracy and touchdown to interception differential have improved in each of the last two seasons. The flipside is that over that same stretch, there have been a number of peaks and valleys as well. For instance, take this season. His first seven games of the 2008 campaign saw him end up on the plus side in terms of touchdown to interception differential just once. Since that point, he's managed to do so in five consecutive games. And while his touchdown to interception differential this season (25/13) looks good on paper, thirteen of those touchdowns came in two games.

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Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst