So what about his pro-prospects? I've just watched the tape from this week's bowl game against Troy. Let's start with the positives. Le Fevour does a very good job under pressure. He was never fazed when rushers were in his face, managing to consistently get the ball out in a composed manner or when needed, scrambling away to find space. He keeps his eyes down field at all times. Mechanics are sound generally, he throws off his front foot and puts his body into passes. There's a nice quick release with a relatively high delivery. He made a range of passes - screen, slant, deep out - he was comfortable throwing the ball down the middle of the field. In a short range he throws a very catchable ball.
He made one brilliant pass with 1:39 left in the fourth quarter, threading between two defensive backs to nail the receiver in step for a thirty yard gain. Nice zip on the pass and very, very accurate.
However, there are things to temper those positives. He throws exclusively out of the shotgun in a spread offense not dissimilar to that seen at Texas Tech and Hawaii. He won't be able to take snaps from center and that cost Harrell greatly at the senior bowl. We've seen the Chang's and Harrell's wrack up the stats in those schemes and you have to wonder, as talented as LeFevour is, whether the scheme has helped fluctuate those big numbers. There's a lot of five receiver sets, reads are made from the sideline and it's a very pass friendly system. Arm strength isn't great. He under threw on all his deep throws, alarming because in every case his receiver had beaten coverage and pulled away, only to be forced to check and wait for the ball.
LeFevour eyes up his targets a lot and it's something he'll have to work on. The interception he threw with 14:03 left in the third quarter was a classic example of this. Under pressure, LeFevour did a good job initially getting away from pressure and moving up into the pocket and then scrambling right. However, he was locked onto one target throughout - a receiver by the right touchline. He might as well have explained the play call to the defense pre-snap, his head was planted directly at the receiver. A defensive back waited for the delivery and stepped in front of the pass with ease. There were a few other occasions where LeFevour looked to the sideline for the call and immediately from the snap was looking at the target. It suggests he could struggle with pro reads and might be a bit predictable.
LeFevour scored a rushing touchdown and took a lot of QB keepers. He's not the most agile runner and is more of a 'take what is given' type than someone who can make things happen in that sense. I don't think he'll surprise anyone as a rusher.
Overall he hasn't got a great arm, he's from a pass friendly scheme similar to those that helped create a buzz around Chang and Harrell, but didn't end up with a pro-career. I'm hesitant to throw LeFevour in the same equation as those two, but I think the same questions will be asked and ultimately need to be answered. He did make some 'NFL type throws' against Troy and he's worth closer inspection. I fear his biggest challenge will be proving to scouts he can work in a pro-system and make the required reads from a position behind center. Few people have as much to gain or lose from a solid Senior Bowl performance. It could be the difference between going in the fourth round as a project QB or going undrafted.