Published December 20, 2012 - 7:45pm
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Tennessee junior quarterback Tyler Bray is leaving Tennessee early to declare for the NFL Draft, according to CBSSports.
Bray is the prototypical pocket passer NFL teams love, and he could arguably have the strongest arm in all of college football.
The 6-6, 220-pound Bray had an up-and-down career in Knoxville. He looked electric at times, while having forgettable moments in big games at other times.
Bray threw for 7,444 yards with 69 touchdowns and 28 interceptions for his career despite his mediocre record against better defenses and top 25 teams.
Scouts love his physical makeup, but to make it in the NFL, quarterbacks have to have the mental makeup, too. That’s something Bray hasn’t shown much of while at Tennessee, but he could mature faster at the next level.
Tyler Bray leaving Tennessee is not good for the Vols, but Justin Worley could be a better leader in the long run, thus leading to better seasons and more wins against better opponents.
It should be said that Bray could have been one of the best quarterbacks in Tennessee history had he played in another era, but he was unfortunately stuck with Derek Dooley’s regime and the worst defense in Tennessee history in 2012.
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