Eleby shines at 2022 WMU Pro Day

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By Patrick Nothaft, MLive.com

During the positional drills, the team’s two headliners – wide receiver Skyy Moore and quarterback Kaleb Eleby – showed why they’re under consideration for the 2022 NFL Draft, which begins April 28. The 6-foot-1/2, 206-pound signal caller showed off a powerful arm, rarely underthrowing receivers on fly routes the sideline and slinging the ball with precision on deep outs across the field.

“I think the thing that’s most impressive with Kaleb is his arm strength and his accuracy,” Lester said. “Those are two really important things, and I thought today, he was on target. Where the ball is located when it comes in is a huge deal in evaluating quarterbacks, too, so watching him today, I thought he was extremely accurate with the ball, hitting the front shoulder and allowing the guy to turn the corner, so I thought his timing was pretty good. Obviously, the moment he breaks his hands, he can throw it better than anybody.

“They like his feet. His feet weren’t so good when he got here. We’ve been training them for years, so he’s called me multiple times in the last couple months. I’m proud of his footwork and all the work we’ve put in, and people are noticing that.”

Quarterback coaches from Houston and New England were on hand to observe Eleby, who could become WMU’s first quarterback drafted into the NFL.

NFL Network analyst Lance Zierlein projects Eleby to be a priority undrafted free agent, while Pro Football Focus ranks him as the 252nd-best player available, which would put him in the seventh and final round.

“I’m only going to continue to get better,” said Eleby, who has been training in Mobile, Ala., with QB Country founder David Morris. “I felt like I had a good performance at the (NFL) Combine; I felt like I had a better performance here, and so on and so forth. Just continuing to get better each and every day; that’s all you can ask for.”

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