Mississippi State Bulldogs’ Tyler Russell is not talked about much when it comes to the 2014 NFL Draft and doesn’t appear to be a very highly sought-after prospect.
Russell played meaningful snaps in all four years for the Bulldogs against SEC competition, but struggled at times and missed six of the Bulldogs’ 13 games in 2013 because of various injuries.
However, in 2012, Russell had fairly solid numbers outside of his completion percentage (58.6%). He completed 231 of 394 passes for 2,897 yards with 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
That’s likely what prompted the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs to watch Russell throw.
According to Tony Pauline of Draft Insider, Russell put on a clinic for those three teams.
"Quarterback Tyler Russell put on a passing clinic for the Patriots, Packers and Chiefs yesterday during his workout at Mississippi State. His deep passes were on the money and Russell was also accurate with short and intermediate throws. One beneficiary of yesterday’s workout was running back LaDarius Perkins, who really impressed scouts with his pass catching skills."
Russell completed 71 of 109 passes for 875 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions in 2013.