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Gilbert’s Prospect Spotlight: C.J. Beathard

C.J. Beathard will be leading the North Team this weekend at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. As a two-year starter, Beathard led the Iowa Hawkeyes to a total of 21 wins. He measured in at 6-2 5/8 and 219 pounds which are about average measurables of an NFL quarterback.

C.J. Beathard

Class: Senior                                                                   Position: Quarterback


The former Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback regressed his senior year in terms of wins-losses, passing yards, and interceptions. His lack of productivity will hurt his draft stock come late April, that is unless he impresses this week in Mobile, Alabama. He is a projected day three pick, but he can raise his stock as high as the third round (day two).


C.J. Beathard demonstrates natural leadership skills by being able to take command of the offense. He plays with sneaky athleticism and solid toughness.  He is an accurate short and intermediate thrower with adequate arm strength. When throwing on the run he maintains accuracy and velocity. The experience he has snapping the ball under the center and the poise he shows in the face of pressure are significant parts of his game that will allow him to succeed at the next level.


As a junior, Beathard and the Hawkeyes finished first in their division with a 12-2 record. They also earned a trip to the Rose Bowl but ended up losing to the Stanford Cardinals. That season he threw for 2,809 yards, 17 touchdowns, and only five interceptions while rushing for 237 yards and six touchdowns. In his senior year, he finished with an 8-4 record. He threw for a mediocre 1,929 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.



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Hillary Gilbert
Hillary Gilbert
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Bowling Green State University '18
Aspiring to work in an NFL Front Office (Player Personnel)
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