Accurate in college
Willing to use his feet
Experienced and fits well in a West Coast offense
Improves the play of his teammates
Distributes the ball to a variety of weapons
Very good on touch passes
Good work ethic; intangibles
Nassib was an efficient signal-caller for Syracuse and led his program to some solid seasons. He broke into the starting lineup in 2010 and completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,334 yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Nassib improved his accuracy in 2011 as his completion percentage rose to 62 percent. He totaled 2,685 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Nassib also ran for 155 yards and two scores.
The senior completed 62 percent of his passes in 2012 for 3,749 yards, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He displayed intelligence and accuracy. Nassib had a record-setting game in a narrow loss to Northwestern in Syracuse's opener. He threw four touchdowns in the second half to give the Orange a lead. Nassib set Syracuse records in passing attempts and yards as he completed 45-of-66 passes for 479 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Nassib also picked up some clutch yards on the ground. The Orange didn't have a strong supporting cast, and Nassib played better than his numbers indicate.
Possesses a thick, athletic build to handle the pounding of playing in the NFL. Quick setup and delivery. The ball sizzles out of his hand, especially on short to intermediate passes. Good mobility. Willing to step up and out of the pocket to buy time and can deliver a catchable ball while on the move.
Flashes the ability to look off the safety. Takes the game and his own improvement seriously and was characterized as "wired right" by scouts. Good hand size (10 1/2) for a quarterback).