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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