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03/13/18 - 27 of the NFL's 32 teams were in attendance as the Spiders held their annual Pro Day Tuesday at Robins Stadium. Despite whipping winds and near-freezing temperatures, one of the biggest crowds of scouts and front-office personnel in years was on hand to see more than a dozen prospects from Richmond and other area schools perform. The main attraction was Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta, who is expected to be the highest-drafted Spider in decades in next month's NFL Draft. Lauletta, who won MVP honors at the Senior Bowl in January and was one of the top quarterbacks in testing at last month's NFL combine, went through a script of more than 60 throws to a group of wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs.
"I think everything went smooth. It's a windy day. It's a little bit cold, so not the best of conditions. But I just came out here and had fun and threw the ball around and I thought I did an OK job," said Lauletta after the workout. "I thought everything was pretty solid. The rest is not in my hands so I'm just going to keep preparing, keep working out and doing everything I've got to do on my end and let the rest take care of itself." With every NFL team on hand except the Broncos, Chargers, Dolphins, 49ers, and Seahawks, Lauletta took the field around 11:30 AM and spent nearly an hour going through a pre-planned program of throws as well as specific routes requested by different teams. Afterwards, he met one-on-one with representatives from several teams – including former NFL quarterback and current Cardinals QB coach Byron Leftwich – before answering questions from local and national media. - Richmond Football
03/03/18 - 2018 NFL Combine, Saturday: Western Kentucky's Mike White and Richmond's Kyle Lauletta showed the compact throwing motions and accuracy that could justify either or both of them becoming Day Two values. White was the more impressive of the two on deep balls, but Lauletta, the reigning Senior Bowl MVP, showed off some skills that might validate some opinions that he could be a steal, looking directly ahead when dropping back, moving imaginary safeties with his eyes before turning late to fire precise passes to the short and intermediate levels. Lauletta's lack of an elite arm did show up on the longer passes, however, as he dropped his arm low in an elongated wind-up to generate extra RPMs, a flaw that not only will leave the football vulnerable to rushers around him in a game, it will tip off savvy NFL defenders where the ball is likely heading before he releases it. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftscout.com
02/28/18 - 2018 NFL Combine Quotes: What were your takeaways of Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta from the Senior Bowl? "Did a good job. (He's) very smart, very attentive. I thought that he picked up on the things that we were trying to do. He improved from day one to the game. He played well in the game. I thought he played real well in the game. Great guy. (I) saw him after the game with his family and he was all excited about the way he played in the game. Just a good guy that really seemed to love football. - Bill O'Brien, Head Coach, Texans
02/27/18 - NFL teams looking for a quarterback in the first round -- USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Wyoming Josh Allen and Louisville's Lamar Jackson -- are hoping for some sort of immediate impact. Lauletta -- and others such as Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph and Western Kentucky's Mike White -- have down-the-road potential for more-patient teams. The main knock on Lauletta heading into the Combine probably is his middling arm strength. "I'm not sure he has a high ceiling," Brugler said. "He reminds me a bit of Trevor Siemian -- a guy who is capable of starting in this league. I mean, you can debate about whether or not he can help you get to the playoffs or win a division, but he's good enough to start in this league -- maybe not right away." Siemian has started 24 games for Denver in the past two seasons, but the Broncos missed the playoffs both seasons. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/27/18 - Much of the NFL Draft focus is on the five quarterbacks who could potentially go in the first round, but there are also some intriguing developmental prospects available in later rounds. One of those is Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta, who was the MVP of the Senior Bowl last month after an up-and-down week of practice. NFLDraftScout.com rates Lauletta as a fifth-round prospect heading into his appearance this week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Lauletta (6-3, 217) threw for more than 3,000 yards in each of the past three seasons, including 3,737, with 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, as a senior. He was 24-12 as a starter. "The production is there," NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Dane Brugler said on Quick Slants, a podcast that focuses on the New England Patriots. "He is not going to wow you with the physical tools, but you watch the tape and it shows an efficient passer. He's quick, he can scan the field, he understands timing, he understands placement. He's accurate, he's tough, he's intelligent. "The mature make-up is there where you feel comfortable he could handle quarterback responsibilities." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com