Kyle Shurmur | Vanderbilt
The quarterback situation at Vanderbilt has been the most unstable position group in the SEC for the past three years. Last year was no different. The Commodore’s lack of a true passing game was their downfall. Coach Derek Mason is desperate to find a solution quickly before it cost him his job.
Kyle Shurmur started five games last year. He only threw for 503 yards. The Commodore offense relies heavy on the legs of underappreciated running back Ralph Webb. But the lack of an effective passing game has led to only seven wins in the last two years.
Shurmur should be better this year since he gets more reps with the first team. He has a decent arm. He needs to improve on his pocket awareness and decision-making. Shurmur isn’t a mobile QB, so he’s got to get the ball out of his hands quickly and accurately. He’ll improve this year, but the Rebels won’t lose sleep over him being in the game.
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