Leading up to the NFL draft, here's what some scouts and sportswriters had to say about Jeff Tuel's NFL prospects.
Rob Rang, CBS Sports: "When healthy, Tuel has demonstrated the combination of intelligence, mobility, and accuracy that every scout is looking for in a developmental quarterback. He possesses good size and enough athleticism to buy time in the pocket and scramble for yardage when the defense is caught napping. Tuel's best asset might be his touch, as he's consistently shown the ability to drop passes over the top of his receivers, leading them beautifully for long gainers."
Chris Roling, Bleacher Report: "In the NFL, Tuel is a developmental quarterback at best who may find a home and a nice career as a backup. Unless he can improve his arm strength, Tuel would only truly fit in a vertical offense that leaves him with plenty of time to make his throws."
Russ Lande, National Football Post: "Tuel is going to struggle with a few issues that he won't be able to overcome in the NFL. He doesn't have much ability to move and escape pressure and it will only get worse as the players get faster and stronger in the NFL. Tuel lacks good arm strength and will never be able to make all of the throws that he needs to make as an NFL quarterback. He is mechanically sound, has a quick release and a good throwing motion, but the ball doesn't jump out of his hand. Tuel throws a floating football that seems to stay in the air far too long. He doesn't handle pressure very well and will make poor decisions when pressured. Given that he has little arm talent, doesn't have great escape-ability and tends to make poor decisions, Tuel is not a player that should be drafted. Tuel should be a priority free agent in the 2013 NFL draft."