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Poor throwing mechanics have caused Tyler Bray to struggle early this season
While I was not sold on Tyler Bray based off of 2011 game studied—I graded him below Georgia's Aaron Murray during the preseason—many believed the Tennessee Volunteer had the potential to be a 2013 draft early declarer and top-10 overall pick.
Without question, Bray possesses top-10 upside and talent but muscle memory and mechanical flaws have kept him from tapping into his full potential. Bray, at 6’6 and 210 pounds, possesses great height to stand tall in the pocket, see the field and create throwing lanes with ease.
In terms of pure arm talent, there aren’t many quarterbacks in the country that can call themselves his equal. However, Bray's undeveloped footwork, inconsistent mechanics and penchant for staring down primary targets have culminated in scattershot accuracy across the board.
Now in the heat of conference play, the tide has quickly turned against the Vols' starting quarterback; barring a turnaround of incredible proportions, Tyler Bray would do himself a favor by returning for his senior season.
Needing to refine his mechanics, consistently set his feet to the throw and be more active through his progressional reads, Bray simply isn't ready to play against NFL defenses.
Against a Georgia defense that boasts 10 potential NFL draft picks, Bray struggled mightily in correctly diagnosing the coverage and decisively delivering the football to his receivers at the intended route break.
Bray's elite arm talent flashed in the first half of play, but cold-streaks of accuracy plagued the performance as a whole. The ability is unquestionably there with Tyler Bray, but the main concerning issue is his lack of developed mechanics and lack of progression from last season to this season.