INDIANAPOLIS -- Each year he was at Syracuse University, quarterback Ryan Nassib showed a desire and ability to improve, despite changes to the coaching staff and offensive scheme.
In 2012, Nassib finished his college career with his best individual season. He completed 294 of 471 of his attempts (62.4 percent) for 3,749 yards and 26 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He ended the year with a 143.3 quarterback rating, his best in four years with the Orange.
“Being able to start for three years and play for four, I’ve experienced a lot of things,” Nassib said at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. “I’ve been in a couple systems, multiple different styles, so I’ve learned a lot of football.
“Football is my passion. I enjoy learning it. It was my favorite subject in school. That’s just something that kind of stuck with me. Football language is something that I enjoy doing. When it comes to the interview process, hopefully, I can show that off quite a bit.”
Football may be Nassib’s passion, and that is where his desire to improve in whatever way he can while pursuing his dream of a career in the NFL comes from. That is one of the reasons why he accepted an invitation to the 2013 Senior Bowl and studies film on a consistent basis.
“It was great; it was a phenomenal experience to get exposed to NFL-type coaching,” Nassib said of the Senior Bowl. “At Syracuse, I had NFL coaches. My position coach was in the NFL, my head coach was, but this was a full NFL staff. Getting used to the NFL pace, the intensity, even though it was an all-star game setting, it was still pretty real.
“My quarterback coach taught me how to watch film and really pick out things. I just got addicted to it early. (We) watch film all the time, cut-ups and different games. Watching games on a regular TV, it’s frustrating at times because I kind of want to see the whole thing. I’ll wait to get a cut-up of a game before I watch it on TV.”