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Devin Leary had positive performance at NFL Scouting Combine

Adam Luckettby:Adam Luckett03/03/24


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NC State transfer Devin Leary did not necessarily have the season he was hoping for in his one year at Kentucky. The former four-star recruit out of New Jersey saw his completion percentage (56.3%) dip and threw a career-high 12 interceptions. Kentucky was hopeful that the ACC transfer could come in and be one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC. That did not develop in 2023.

But NFL teams are still interested in the quarterback who started 38 games in college and has racked up 1,315 career passing attempts. At the NFL Scouting Combine this past week in Indianapolis, Leary appeared to help his draft stock.

“I’m a confident guy,” Leary told reporters on Friday. “Confident in my ability to throw with anyone in the country and I look to put it on display this weekend.”

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The super senior with 87 career touchdown passes says he “could’ve done a lot better” than his one year at Kentucky but is now focused on the pre-draft process. In Saturday’s on-field workout at Lucas Oil Stadium, Leary showed off his arm strength, touch, and accuracy. The Kentucky quarterback impressed many with the performance. Devin Leary looked like he belonged.

After a strong showing at the East-West Shrine Bowl, Devin Leary appeared to make a positive impact at the Senior Bowl. Leary will not blow anyone away with his measurables, but there is a lot of college production and many high-leverage snaps played during his career. That should give the Kentucky quarterback a very good shot at coming off the board on Day 3 at the 2024 NFL Draft.

“I know my best football is still in front of me,” said Leary.

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