6’3 3/4, 223 pounds | Quarterback | Oregon State
Accuracy: Threw a lot of pro-style routes and completed a good percentage of passes. Times his throws especially well and routinely hit his receivers in stride. Completed 67.9 percent of his passes in 2009.
Arm strength: Lacks a great arm, but is adequate. Struggles to make some throws, but puts good velocity on the passes he can hit. Can’t make a lot of deep vertical throws.
Decision making: Had inconsistent decision making early in his career. Because he always keeps his eyes downfield, Canfield tends to read and react very quickly. There may be no better quarterback near the end zone than Canfield. His awareness looks amplified.
Mechanics: Possesses some of the best mechanics in the class. Has a high, compact release that allows him to get the ball out quickly. Steps into his throws, which helps him get extra zip on his passes. Experienced coming out from under center.
Mobility: Even though Canfield worked on this area leading up to his senior season, he not much of a scrambler.
Pocket awareness: Very poised when he’s standing tall in the pocket. Hs the courage to step up in the pocket while the blitz works behind him.
Final word: After missing the 2008 season while recovering from a torn labrum, little was expected from Canfield in 2009. But he quietly had a very good season. He may not do any one thing especially great, but Canfield is a solid quarterback. We have him rated so highly because of his decision making and accuracy.