Tyson Bagent 2023 NFL draft projection: How high could the Shepherd Rams QB go?

Shepherd Rams quarterback Tyson Bagent
Shepherd Rams quarterback Tyson Bagent

Tyson Bagent's exceptional displays at Shepherd University earned him an invite to the 2023 NFL combine. The quarterback will now be hoping to hear his name called during the NFL draft.

Bagent has more odds to battle than most in this year's draft class. No Division II quarterback has been drafted since 1999.

However, he could yet become the first Shepherd Rams player to get drafted into the NFL since 1960. This is simply because his stats aren't like many other ordinary quarterbacks in the division.

While many have ruled out the possibility of Bagent getting drafted this year, we project him to get selected as a seventh-round pick.

A few NFL teams are still uncertain about the quarterbacks at their respective teams. Meanwhile, other franchises are looking at backup options as well.

This gives Bagent an outside opportunity to get selected in this year's NFL draft.

How has Tyson Bagent fared with the Shepherd Rams?

Shepherd Rams QB Tyson Bagent
Shepherd Rams QB Tyson Bagent

Tyson Bagent has been with the Shepherd Rams for four years. He became the team's starting quarterback as a freshman.

In his first season, he completed 253 of 387 pass attempts for 3,029 yards and 29 touchdowns. His incredible debut campaign with the Rams earned him first-team All-Mountain Eastern Conference honors.

Bagent racked up 4,349 passing yards and 36 touchdowns in his second season. He followed that up with 5,000 passing yards and 53 touchdowns in 2021 and was named the PSAC East Offensive Player of the Year. He also won the Harlon Hill Trophy.

In 2022, Bagent finished with 4,580 passing yards and 41 touchdowns. He wrote his name into the history books on December 3, 2022, surpassing the record for touchdown passes across all NCAA divisions. This was in Shepherd's 48–13 win over the IUP.

He has racked up 16,869 passing yards at a nearly 70% completion rate in four years as a starter for the Rams. He also holds the record for the most touchdown passes across all divisions in the NCAA at 159.

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