Beathard’s pedestrian 55.9 percent completion rate in 2016 was impacted by his supporting cast more perhaps than any other quarterback in this draft class, underselling his true accuracy.
Beathard’s 73.5 percent adjusted-completion rate – which accounts for drops, throw aways, batted passes, spikes and passes where the quarterback is hit as throws – ranked 13th among quarterbacks in this draft class, ahead of Davis Webb and DeShone Kizer, who were both selected ahead of him.
The 17.6 percent difference between Beathard’s traditional completion percentage and adjusted-completion percentage was the highest in college football last season by a significant margin.
The 49ers came out of the draft with a new quarterback, spending a third-round pick on Iowa’s Beathard.
The PFF analysis team breaks down the prospects of Iowa’s C.J. Beathard ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.
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