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Kirk Cousins
Rating Yards TD
145.1 3316 25
Team: Michigan State SpartansHeight: 6-3 Born:
Position: QBWeight: 202 Hometown: Holland, MI
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report
Cousins can do everything well but does not have one particular trait that makes him the next can't-miss quarterback. He has good size, footwork and is an accurate passer but doesn't get much velocity on his throws and struggles with the deep ball. He can throw on the run but isn't much of a scrambler. One of his biggest strengths is that he avoids mistakes. He is efficient at checking down and knows when it's time get out of the pocket or when to throw the ball away. Cousins seems ready to step on to an NFL field after gaining a wealth of experience in a pro-style offense at Michigan State. He was a three-year captain with the Spartans - just the second in program history - and owns school records for completions (723), passing yards (9,131) and touchdowns (66). He went 22-5 in his final two seasons and won 27 games in his career, the most by a quarterback in school history. He threw the ball well at the scouting combine but, as expected, didn't overly impress in any of the workouts. Scouts still seem to like what they see in Cousins but are not expecting to draft a future Pro Bowler. Although most believe he's a game manager and likely backup, Cousins appears to have a future in the NFL and will probably be selected in the middle-to-late rounds.

Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2008 MSU  5 32 43 74.4 310 7.2 2 1 2 18
2009 MSU  13 198 328 60.4 2680 8.2 19 9 12 80
2010 MSU  13 226 338 66.9 2825 8.4 20 10 20 162
2011 MSU  14 267 419 63.7 3316 7.9 25 10 15 97
Career   45 723 1128 64.1 9131 8.1 66 30 49 357

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2008 MSU  5 3 -12 -4.0 0 0 0 - 0
2009 MSU  13 31 60 1.9 0 1 2 2.0 0
2010 MSU  13 40 -136 -3.4 1 0 0 - 0
2011 MSU  14 37 -39 -1.1 0 0 0 - 0
Career   45 111 -127 -1.1 1 1 2 2.0 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/2/2011 YSU 18 22 222 81.8 1 0 55 3 -12 -4.0 0 3 0 0 - 0 -
9/10/2011 FlaAtl 16 20 183 80.0 2 0 39 1 -6 -6.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
9/17/2011 @ ND 34 53 329 64.2 1 1 25 4 -20 -5.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 -
9/24/2011 CentMi 13 22 213 59.1 1 1 54 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 -
10/1/2011 @ OhioSt 20 32 250 62.5 1 2 52 2 -5 -2.5 0 7 0 0 - 0 -
10/15/2011 Mich 13 24 120 54.2 2 0 16 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
10/22/2011 Wisc 22 31 290 71.0 3 0 44 4 -27 -6.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
10/29/2011 @ Neb 11 27 86 40.7 0 1 20 6 0 0.0 0 13 0 0 - 0 -
11/5/2011 Minn 23 34 296 67.6 2 0 69 2 -13 -6.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
11/12/2011 @ Iowa 18 31 260 58.1 3 0 67 4 -7 -1.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
11/19/2011 Ind 16 23 272 69.6 3 0 63 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 -
11/26/2011 @ NW 14 20 214 70.0 2 1 46 4 25 6.3 0 21 0 0 - 0 -
12/3/2011 Wisc 22 30 281 73.3 3 1 44 1 3 3.0 0 3 0 0 - 0 -
1/2/2012 @ UGa 27 50 300 54.0 1 3 50 4 23 5.8 0 20 0 0 - 0 -