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Name: *Mark Sanchez 
Compares to: Brady Quinn (Notre Dame/2007/Rd 1/Cle)
College: Southern Cal     Number: 6
Height: 6-2   Weight: 227
Position: QB  Pos2:   Class/Draft Year: rJr/2009
40 Low: 4.82
  40 Time: 4.93
   40 High: 5.04

Projected Round: 1   High: Top 5  Low: Mid 1  Stock: 
Rated number 2 out of 114 QB's     6 / 2491 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6021
Weight: 227
40 Yrd Dash: 4.93
20 Yrd Dash: 2.81
10 Yrd Dash: 1.63
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 32 1/2
Broad Jump: 09'08"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.21
3-Cone Drill: 7.06


Dates: 04/01/09
Height: 6021
Weight: 227
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 Data Scout Notes: 1stC

Post-Draft Outlook:
BEST PICK: Southern Cal QB Mark Sanchez seems to have all the tools, although some have questioned his arm strength. Still, it seems he can make all the throws. What's also important are the intangibles he brings, including a magnetic personality that should go over well in the New York City metropolitan area. Sanchez was able to handle the attention that goes with being the Southern Cal quarterback, and freely admits he wanted to play on the big stage in the NFL with the Jets, as opposed to wanting to go to a smaller market with less media scrutiny. A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 1/5 -- Mark Sanchez, QB, 6-3, 225, Southern Cal...How badly did the Jets want him? Well, they traded three veterans plus two draft picks to move up from 17th overall to fifth and select a quarterback who only spent one season as a full-time starter in college and came out after his redshirt junior season. Obviously, the Jets believe he can compete for the starting position right away, and he will do so against Kellen Clemens. The Jets like his confidence, poise and intelligence just as much as his physical skills and his leadership qualities. His lack of experience doesn't worry the Jets, who believe they've done enough homework on a player who had 34 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions last season while leading USC to a 12-1 record. - by The Sports Xchange
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 Overview

  
Sanchez started just one season at Southern Cal, but etched his name in the school record books alongside Carson Palmer and Matt Leinhart, other blue-chip passers who came into their own during Pete Carroll's tenure as the team's head coach.

The junior hopes that NFL teams will overlook his inexperience and regard him in the same class as other former Trojans quarterbacks.

Sanchez started 16 games and completed 64.27% of his passes at Southern California. His 313 pass completions rank ninth in school history and 3,998 yards in total offense rank 12th. He registered 41 touchdown passes in only 27 games, including at least two scoring tosses in 13 of those contests (including seven games with at least three scores, four with four TDs and one with five). He totaled at least 200 passing yards nine times in 2008.

Sanchez received excellent tutoring as the heralded quarterback at Mission Viejo High School, where his coach was Bob Johnson, the father of former USC and NFL quarterback Rob Johnson. He was named 2004 Parade All-American Player of the Year, Super Prep All-American Player of the Year, EA Sports All-American first-team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Student Sports Top 100, Rivals 100, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American and Scout.com All-American first-team as a senior.

Sanchez also added Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first-team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first-team, Gatorade California Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section, All-CIF Division II Co-Offensive Player of the Year and Los Angeles Times All-Star honors. The Los Angeles Times All-Orange County Back of the Year was also named Orange County Register All-Orange County.

The All-South Coast League Co-Offensive MVP completed 151-of-245 (61.6%) passes for 2,441 yards with 24 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2004, despite sitting out the equivalent of four games (eight halves), because Mission Viejo was winning handily on the way to capturing the CIF Division II championship. He would finish his career with a 27-1 record as a starter.

As a junior in 2003, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second-team, All-CIF Division II, Orange County Register All-Orange County first-team and All-South Coast League first-team. That year, he connected on 161-of-211 passes (76.3%) for 2,460 yards with 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran for 90 yards and caught a touchdown pass in 2003. In one game, he was 12-of-12 for 326 yards and four scores.

Sanchez also played basketball and baseball at Mission Viejo. He spent his freshman and sophomore years at Santa Margarita High in Rancho Santa Margarita, where his first varsity pass as a 2002 sophomore went 55 yards for the game-winning touchdown.

Sanchez enrolled at Southern California in 2005, redshirting as a freshman. He won the Service Team Offensive Player of the Year Award. In 2006, he took over starting chores for an injured John David Booty throughout the preseason, but was relegated to six games of reserve action once the schedule began. He was limited to 3-of-7 passes for 63 yards and one interception, but drew praise from Booty, who stated, "Mark is going to have an awesome career at USC. I promise you, Mark is going to do well at USC. Waiting a while to play is not necessarily a bad thing."

Sanchez served as the second-string quarterback in 2007. He appeared in eight games, including replacing an injured Booty in the Arizona, Notre Dame and Oregon clashes. He went on to gain 695 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions, completing 69-of-114 attempts (60.53%), proving that he has the high-caliber arm to attract pro interest.

Sanchez worked hard during the 2008 offseason, beating out highly regarded Arkansas transfer Mitch Mustain for the starting job. He suffered a dislocated left knee cap prior to the season opener, affecting his mobility, but proved to be capable of handling the team's high-powered offense.

He was a finalist for the Manning Award (nation's top passer) and semifinalist for both the Davey O'Brien Award and Maxwell Award (nation's top player). He led the Pac-10 Conference in total offense (247.92 yards per game) and passing efficiency (164.64), with 34 touchdown passes ranking second among quarterbacks (Matt Leinart had 38 in 2003) during the Pete Carroll era.

Sanchez generated 3,207 yards with 10 interceptions on 241-of-366 attempts (65.85%), adding three more scores on the ground. Sanchez surprised everyone, including family and his head coach, when he announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. Carroll tried to convince his quarterback that another year of college experience would help him in the pro game, but Sanchez said he had carefully weighed all the considerations before deciding to leave.

Heisman Trophy winners Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart, along with John David Booty, all returned for their final year of eligibility with the Trojans. Palmer was the first overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft and Leinart was selected 10th in 2005. Carroll, who said he considers Sanchez as talented as any of those three, discussed the pros and cons with him. "We've talked at great depth and great length. We've covered this from A to Z ... going until late last night," Carroll said. "We don't see this decision the same. (But) I'm thrilled for Mark. For any of our kids to live the dream and do what they want to do with their football career, this is a great place to do this."



 Analysis

  
Positives: Ascending talent whose intangibles for the position are just as impressive as his physical tools. Cerebral player. Reads defenses well and rarely throws into coverage. Goes through his progressions quickly and takes what the defense gives him. Recognizes the blitz very well for a player of his experience and often targets the weak link on defense when blitzed. Good setup and a smooth over-the-top delivery. Legitimate NFL arm strength. Capable of making every NFL throw, including the deep ball. Rather than relying on pure arm strength as some of the other highly touted passers of the 2009 class do, however, Sanchez combines good velocity with rare anticipation, especially for a player of his limited experience. Consistently releases his passes before his receivers have made a break, giving the defense little time to react. Distributes the ball all over the field. Good short, medium, and long-range accuracy. Consistently places his passes where only his receiver can get it and throws a very catchable ball. When healthy, showed very surprising mobility for his size. Can evade the pass rush and will scramble if the defense gives free yards. Rare accuracy on the rollout. Squares his shoulders and can fire the ball with consistency and accuracy. Team captain. Blue-collar work ethic. Father, Nick Sanchez, is a fire captain in Orange Country, Calif.

Negatives: Only one season as the full-time starter and leaves USC with just 16 career starts. Career record of 4-2 outside of the state of California. Undeniable tools, but isn't yet a finished product. Runs a bit hot and cold and has a tendency to score touchdowns in bunches. Characterized by those close to the program as a very cerebral player who makes the right read, but many of his touchdown passes went to receivers with five or more yards of separation between the next closest defender, opening up some questions if USC's dominant athletes and the team's aggressive play-calling helped inflate his stock. Injury red flag: Suffered a dislocated left knee cap prior to the season opener and his mobility was limited at times. Character red flag: Was arrested after his freshman season in April 2006 for investigation of sexual assault but was not charged.

Compares To: TRENT EDWARDS, Buffalo -- Sanchez, just beginning to come into his own after he was groomed in a pro-style offense since his prep days, might lack the game experience or incredible arm strength of Matthew Stafford, he does show a lot of moxie on the field, along with good patience and excellent timing and touch. He needs to be in a strong vertical attack, as he's best throwing downfield and does a great job of anticipating his receivers before they come out of their breaks.



 Scouting Report

  
GENERAL REPORT
GRADE: 6.80

Body Structure: Has good upper- and lower-body bone structure, with solid chest, shoulder and arm thickness. Has well-defined calves and a frame that could develop to 240 pounds with no loss in quickness.

Athletic Ability: Sanchez displays good quickness and mobility for his position. He is equally effective throwing on the move as he is standing in the pocket. He has good flexibility and leg drive moving back from center to his past set point. He has functional playing speed -- though he won't win many footraces -- and good balance to break arm tackles on the move. While not fast, he shows adequate change-of-direction agility and good strength. He runs with a normal stride and shows good movement retreating in the pocket. His balance and body control allow him to throw on rollouts and he displays good lateral agility, evident by the way he slides to avoid pocket pressure. While more of a drop-back passer, he has the arm strength to throw on the move. He produced 17 rushing first downs on his 52 carries in 2008, scoring three times. GRADE: 7.2

Football Sense: Is a good student of the game, raised in a pro-style passing attack during both his prep and college playing days. There's no question he could have greatly benefited from another year in college, but he is a smart passer with keen eyes scanning the field, doing a nice job of making reads and following through with his progression (2.73% interception rate in 2008). Has innate instincts, along with developing decision-making skills that lead many to believe he can handle a pro offense in a short time (with patient coaching). He can't be called a "student of the game," as he is not the type who will shut off the lights in the film room, but he does well in school and should not have problems digesting a complicated playbook. Sanchez reads coverage well and makes proper checks, showing football savvy and field smarts. He is quick to retain plays and takes the plays from the board to the field with no problems. GRADE: 7.0

Character: Well-liked by his teammates and is a "yes sir, no sir" type, but did draw the angst of head coach Pete Carroll, who feels that Sanchez made the wrong decision to enter the draft, feeling he would have benefited with another year as a starter. Gets very good family support -- one of his brothers also serves as his agent. He did have one off-field issue of concern, as he was arrested in 2006 after being accused of sexually assaulting another USC student, but prosecutors decided not to file charges against him, citing a lack of sufficient evidence. GRADE: 5.9

Competitiveness: Takes pride in his blue-collar work ethic. He is a good team leader, serving as captain in 2008. Has good huddle command and is both mentally and physically tough. Not considered a coach on the field, but he does keep his mistakes to a minimum. He is confident in his leadership role and is rarely rattled, especially under pressure. He does the little extras to improve and shows good emotion on the field. He will step up and stand tall in the pocket rather than force the ball into traffic, a trait that shows he is maturing (most young players, given that opportunity to start, try to do too much, only to press on the field). GRADE: 7.3

Work Habits: Sanchez works hard in the offseason, but he wasn't the film or practice field junkie past USC quarterbacks had been. He has good work ethic, is a good student, and is a good vocal leader in the huddle and locker room. He will play with pain and continues to gain poise and confidence working within a pro-style system. He has a team-first attitude and leadership ability, takes control in the huddle and is a good leader-by-example type. GRADE: 6.6

ATHLETIC REPORT
GRADE: 7.11

Setup: Shows good balance and body control driving back from center, displaying the quick feet to get into position to make all of his throws. He has good upper- and lower-body mechanics, displays enough functional strength to break arm tackles on the move. He is a classic drop-back passer, most comfortable in a five-step drop. He does a nice job of scanning the field and looks comfortable setting up in the pocket and executing his follow-through. He shows good fluidity and quickness when he sets up and is a pretty athletic mover. Despite a lack of sustained speed to go long distances, he sets up quickly and is ready to throw in an instant. He shows the ability to reach his throwing point while maintaining body control and his balance allows him to stand tall in the pocket. GRADE: 7.2

Reading Defenses: Even though he had just one season as a starter, Sanchez proved to be very capable of handling the mental aspect of the game. Is a quick decision-maker and even if he makes a wrong move, he doesn't allow his mistakes to linger. Is a good field technician, knowing how to operate within the framework of the offense, which is predicated on him making quick reads and getting the ball out to his receivers even before his targets are able to break. It's rare to see him force the ball into a crowd, or hold on to it too long that it leads to a costly sack. He is good reading defenses and, when he shows patience, he can pick apart zones. When he forces some into coverage, it is because he holds the ball too long, but he is learning to look for his secondary targets. The thing that stands out is his ability to throw with touch and good timing. When flushed out of the pocket, he has enough agility to throw on the run, but will more often throw the ball away than force the pass into traffic. GRADE: 7.5

Release: Classic over-the-top, smooth delivery with a high release. Ready to throw when he hits release point. His overall throwing mechanics are very good and he shows good quickness and snap in his release. Because of his solid mechanics, he can launch the ball with accuracy, even when he does not have his feet set. With his compact, quick delivery over the top and a smooth motion, defenses have little time to settle under his throws, as he excels at hitting his receivers before they come out of their breaks. GRADE: 7.5

Arm Strength: Has good arm strength to make any throw, even when firing on the move or throwing off his back foot. Effectively varies the speed on his tosses, showing good zip firing into tight areas. His ball speed is excellent, as it comes off his fingertips easily and receivers don't have to make too many adjustments. Generates a lot of velocity and ball speed, throwing the ball across his body while displaying good hip flexibility. He has very good accuracy going long (50-of-241 pass completions were for 20 yards or longer in 2008) and a lively snap on the short tosses. He demonstrates very good arc on his long outs, and receivers settle over those throws to effortless secure over their outside shoulder. The thing he does best is generate velocity behind his long throws, with a very easy and smooth release. GRADE: 7.4

Accuracy: Sanchez not only completed 65.85% of his passes in 2008, 147-of-241 completions produced first downs. He has very good touch and velocity on short and intermediate throws. When playing the vertical game, he leads the receivers well, giving them the space they need to adjust. He is accurate at all levels both from the pocket and on the move. Throws a catchable ball with zip or touch, helping receivers be successful without breaking off routes. Gets good touch and has improved his trajectory on his deep throws, along with showing the ability to stick the ball in tight areas. GRADE: 7.5

Touch: Sanchez excels anticipating routes and knowing when receivers will come open. He has very good overall timing and knows when to throw the ball. He will not hesitate to tuck the ball and run when his receivers are covered. He knows when to take some heat off his short throws, resulting in better accuracy. His timing is good from the three- and five-step drops, but when he holds on to the ball a little too long, it will result in sacks. He gets good trajectory on his deep throws and displays the ability to anticipate and make adjustments at the line to challenge the soft areas on the field. GRADE: 7.3

Poise: Sanchez is cool under pressure and doesn't get happy feet. Almost never flustered, even when having to hold the ball and throw in the face of a fierce pass rush. Does a nice job setting his feet, knows he lacks the foot speed to tuck the ball and run with it, and stands tall in the pocket and will absorb the hit. He keeps his cool when forced to roll out and will throw the ball away rather than force a pass into a crowd. GRADE: 7.3

Leadership: In the short time he took snaps under center as USC's starter, Sanchez showed that he has good command in the huddle. He is a vocal leader, but not one that will scream just to make a point. He has a strong desire to win and the team seemed to respond well to him, especially when he struggled early, but rallied the team in the 2008 Arizona game. GRADE: 6.8

Pocket Movement: Sanchez moves well in the pocket, but even though he scored three times and generated 17 first downs on 52 carries in 2008, he will never be confused for being a scrambler. He has a good feel for pocket pressure and knows when to step up or escape when his protection breaks down, buying time with his feet. He was sacked 17 times in 2008, mostly due to protection breakdowns behind a young offensive line, but he also coughed up the ball seven times and needs to do a better job of securing the ball on the move. He maintains focus downfield, feeling the pressure well. He is more comfortable when dropping back, but has enough arm strength to roll out and throw. GRADE: 6.3

Scrambling Ability: Sanchez shows good movement, but is really not a great scrambler. He moved around gingerly early in the 2008 season while recovering from a dislocated knee cap, but did show he has the ability to throw on the move. He has the anticipation skills to know when to step up in the pocket and buy time. With his strong lower frame, he can break tackles and move the chains, but isn't a fast or elusive threat to run. He has good body control rolling out in either direction and can throw with decent accuracy on the move. GRADE: 6.3

Compares To: TRENT EDWARDS, Buffalo -- Sanchez, just beginning to come into his own after he was groomed in a pro-style offense since his prep days, might lack the game experience or incredible arm strength of Matthew Stafford, he does show a lot of moxie on the field, along with good patience and excellent timing and touch. He needs to be in a strong vertical attack, as he's best throwing downfield and does a great job of anticipating his receivers before they come out of their breaks.

OVERALL GRADE: 7.06

--Report by Dave-Te' Thomas



 Career Notes

  
In 27 games, Sanchez completed 313-of-487 passes for 3,965 yards, 41 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, gaining 3,998 yards in total offense while being responsible for 45 touchdowns...His pass completion percentage of 64.27 ranks third on the school career list, topped by Matt Leinart (64.82%, 2002-05) and Rob Johnson (64.63%, 1991-94)...His 41 touchdown passes rank sixth on USC's all-time list behind Leinart (99), Carson Palmer (72, 1998-2002), Johnson (58), John David Booty (58, 2003-07) and Rodney Peete (54, 1985-88)...Also ranks ninth in school annals in pass completions (313), 11th in yards passing (3,965) and 12th in total offense yardage (3,998)...Threw for 3,207 yards in 2008, joining Carson Palmer (3,942 in 2002), Rob Johnson (3,630 in 1993) and Matt Leinart (3,815 in 2005; 3,556 in 2003; and 3,322 in 2004) as the only players in Trojans annals to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season...Only Leinart (38 in 2003) had more touchdown passes in a season than Sanchez' 34 in 2008, as his 34 scoring strikes also rank second in Pac-10 annals...His 241 pass completions as a junior rank seventh on the school season-record list...His 3,223 yards in total offense in 2008 rank sixth on the USC annual record chart behind Matt Leinart (3,851 in 2005; 3,494 in 2003), Carson Palmer (3,820 in 2002), Rob Johnson (3,425 in 1993) and John David Booty (3,294 in 2006)...Threw for five touchdowns vs. Washington State in 2008, tying the school game-record that is held by Rodney Peete (in 1987 vs. Stanford); Carson Palmer (vs. Oregon in 2002); Matt Leinart, (in 2003 vs. Oregon State and in 2004 vs. Notre Dame and Oklahoma, Orange Bowl).



 2008 Season

  
All-American Dream Team third-team choice by The NFL Draft Report...Added All-American honorable mention from Pro Football Weekly and Sports Illustrated...All-Pac 10 Conference first-team selection...Finalist for the Manning Award and semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award, both given to the nation's top quarterback...Semifinalist for the Maxwell Award (nation's top player)...Suffered a left kneecap dislocation during preseason camp, but went on to start all thirteen contests...Led the conference and ranked sixth in the nation with a 164.64 passing efficiency rating...Also led the league and finished 13th in the nation in points responsible for (17.08 ppg)...His 3,207 yards passing also paced the Pac-10...Completed 241-of-366 passes (65.85%) for 3,207 yards, as his 34 touchdowns rank second in both school and league season annals...Threw 10 interceptions, but scored three times on the ground, as he was responsible for 37 touchdowns and a league-best 247.92-yard average in total offense (3,223 yards)...Produced 147 first downs among his 241 completions, as 50 of those throws were good for 20 yards or longer...In addition to his ten interceptions, Sanchez had 35 passes deflected, as he fumbled seven times, losing the ball three times...Threw for over 200 yards in nine games, including three games for over 300 yards and one for over 400...Helped the team rank 11th nationally and second in the Pac-10 with an average of 454.69 yards per game in total offense...The Trojans also led the conference in passing offense (259.85 yards per game, 22nd in the nation) and finished third in rushing (194.85 yards per game, 22nd nationally)...Helped convert 69-of-149 third-down plays (46.31%).



 2007 Season

  
Appeared in eight games, starting vs. Arizona, Notre Dame and Oregon for an injured John David Booty...Completed 69-of-114 passes (60.53%) for 695 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions...Also gained 22 yards on 14 carries (1.6 avg.)...Sat out the season opener vs. Idaho while recuperating from a broken right thumb suffered in fall practice.



 2006 Season

  
Sanchez saw limited action in six games, hitting on 3-of-7 passes (42.86%) for 63 yards, no touchdowns and one interception...Also scored once on four carries.



 2005 Season

  
Redshirted as a freshman...Recipient of USC's Service Team Offensive Player of the Year Award.



 Off-field Issues

  
2006: In early June, prosecutors decided not to file charges against Sanchez, who had been accused of sexually assaulting another USC student. Sanchez had been arrested for investigation of assaulting a 19-year-old woman at an apartment complex near the USC campus on April 26. Deputy District Attorney Richard Tacklander, who reviewed the case, concluded there was "a lack of sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt."
"From the outset of this investigation, I've been confident that the facts would come to light and that investigators would confirm that I was innocent of the allegations against me," Sanchez said in a statement issued by the university.



 Injury Report

  
2007: Sat out the season opener vs. Idaho (9/01) after he suffered right thumb fracture in fall camp.
2008: Sanchez was carted off the field during fall camp (8/08) shortly after the start practice with a left knee cap dislocation. Sanchez, who won the starting job in the spring, fell to the ground before the Trojans began stretching exercises. Witnesses reported seeing him doing a carioca shuffle. He then went to throw a football, put weight on his left knee and collapsed. Sanchez was helped to the trainers' table, where ice was administered and his jersey and shoulder pads were removed. He was then carted to the locker room and was then taken for x-rays. An MRI revealed the damage. The injury was called a clean dislocation, with no complications (no ligament, cartilage or bone damage). The knee was immobilized through the weekend. "They put (the knee) back in (on the field)," said head coach Pete Carroll. "There are no other complications. He's real encouraged and the doctors are, too. It will be immobilized over the weekend, then he'll start rehab on Monday. It's day-to-day and we'll see how it responds."



 Agility Tests

  
Campus: 4.85 in the 40-yard dash...1.71 10-yard dash...2.82 20-yard dash...4.35 20-yard shuttle...7.28 three-cone drill...29 1/2-inch vertical jump...8'8" broad jump...335-pound bench press...470-pound squat...295-pound hang clean...31 3/4-inch arm length...9 5/8-inch hands.

Combine: 4.92 in the 40-yard dash...1.63 10-yard dash...2.81 20-yard dash...4.21 20-yard shuttle...7.06 three-cone drill...32 1/2-inch vertical jump...9'8" broad jump...Did not participate in 225-pound bench press...33 1/2-inch arm length...10 1/2-inch hands.



 High School

  
Attended Mission Viejo (Cal.) High School as a junior and senior, playing for head coach Bob Johnson, father of former USC and NFL quarterback, Rob Johnson...Named 2004 Parade All-American Player of the Year, Super Prep All-American Player of the Year, EA Sports All-American first-team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Student Sports Top 100, Rivals 100, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American and Scout.com All-American first-team as a senior...Added Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first-team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first-team, Gatorade California Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section, All-CIF Division II Co-Offensive Player of the Year and Los Angeles Times All-Star honors...The Los Angeles Times All-Orange County Back of the Year was also named Orange County Register All-Orange County...The All-South Coast League Co-Offensive MVP completed 151-of-245 (61.6%) passes for 2,441 yards with 24 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2004, despite sitting out the equivalent of four games (eight halves), because Mission Viejo was winning handily on the way to capturing the CIF Division II championship...Would finish his career with a 27-1 record as a starter...As a junior in 2003, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second-team, All-CIF Division II, Orange County Register All-Orange County first-team and All-South Coast League first-team...That year, he connected on 161-of-211 passes (76.3%) for 2,460 yards with 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran for 90 yards and caught a touch-down pass in 2003...In one game, he was 12-of-12 for 326 yards and four scores...Also played basketball and baseball at Mission Viejo...Spent his freshman and sophomore years at Santa Margarita High in Rancho Santa Margarita, where his first varsity pass as a 2002 sophomore went 55 yards for the game-winning touchdown.



 Personal

  
Communications major, attaining a 3.14 grade point average, as he earned Pac-10 Conference All-Academic honorable mention...Brothers, Nick (Yale in 1992-93-94) and Brandon (DePauw in 1997) played football in college...Born 11/11/86...Resides in Mission Viejo, California.


 Player Statistics

  

 
 Draft Scout Player News
08/17/14 - QB Mark Sanchez is having an impressive preseason. He's completed 81.1 percent of his passes in the first two games and has a 115.1 passer rating. Sanchez will back up starter Nick Foles this season.
08/11/14 - QB Mark Sanchez appears to have locked up the No. 2 job behind starter Nick Foles. He led the Eagles to two touchdowns Friday against the Bears.
06/12/14 - QB Mark Sanchez has been taking a lot of snaps with the second-team offense, but head coach Chip Kelly said the battle for the backup job between Sanchez and second-year man Matt Barkley won't begin until training camp. "There is no decision," he said. "We're just getting snaps. So there's no decision of who's who. If anybody is trying to make anything of who is playing what or how many reps, all we are trying to do is see if we can get three reps a minute as fast as we can go, get it on tape and coach off of that. So there's nothing to read into who is where, what, whatever, because we're not playing a game until September."
03/31/14 - QB Mark Sanchez signed a one-year contract with the Eagles. According to ESPN, the deal is for $2.25 million and includes a $750,000 signing bonus. It also includes up to another $1.75 million in bonuses, bringing the maximum value of the deal to potentially $4 million. The bonuses depend on Sanchez playing up to 90 percent of the Eagles' offensive plays. The contract's structure was agreed to Monday. Sanchez came to Philadelphia on Wednesday and took his physical on Thursday. Sanchez is recovering from surgery for a torn labrum that kept him out for 2013. He also had arthroscopic knee surgery last season. He started throwing again recently and is believed to be about 80 percent recovered. He hopes to be healthy in time for OTAs this spring. Nick Foles is the Eagles' starter, but Sanchez, 27, has plenty of experience as a starter. He is 33-29 as a starter and has won four playoff games. He showed promise early in his NFL career by reaching the AFC Championship Game in his first two seasons but has thrown 39 touchdowns and 36 interceptions since. Sanchez was expected to start last year before the injuries ruled him out. Sanchez, who played collegiately at Southern Cal, will likely compete with another former Trojan -- Matt Barkley -- for the backup spot. Sanchez was released by the Jets last week. Former Eagle Michael Vick signed with the Jets just before Sanchez was let go, so the teams essentially traded quarterbacks. Vick began last season as the Eagles' starter, but eventually lost the job to Foles. He will compete with Geno Smith, who started for the Jets as a rookie last year. Eagles coach Chip Kelly coached against Sanchez in 2007 and 2008 when Sanchez started for Southern Cal and Kelly was Oregon's defensive coordinator. Sanchez was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2009 draft.
10/10/13 - QB Mark Sanchez (torn labrum in right shoulder) underwent season-ending surgery on Tuesday. The procedure ensures the Jets wasted their one-time-only short-term injured reserve designation on Sanchez, whom they placed on short-term IR on Sept. 14 with the hope he could return on Nov. 17. The surgery also surely ends Sanchez's time with the Jets. He is signed through 2016, but none of the remaining $36.25 million on his deal is guaranteed. Sanchez was hurt during the Jets' third exhibition game on Aug. 24, when coach Rex Ryan put him in with third-stringers in the fourth quarter of a 24-21 win over the Giants. Sanchez was sacked by Marvin Austin, who ended up being among the Giants' final cuts, on his ninth snap and suffered a shoulder injury that the Jets originally referred to as a "day-to-day" ailment.
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 09.04.22 - Mark Sanchez: Quality Over Quantity
 09.04.21 - Predraft Talk With The Director Of Player Personnel
 09.04.19 - Mayock: Sanchez is top QB
 09.04.16 - For QB-hungry teams, there are no quick solutions
 09.04.15 - Every team in top 10 is looking to trade back
 09.04.09 - Young quarterbacks add intrigue
 09.04.01 - Sanchez turns in solid pro day
 09.04.01 - Sanchez, Matthews impress at USC's Pro Day hoopla
 09.03.30 - The NFL circus, aka USC's pro day, is two days away
 09.02.24 - Sanchez makes case as best QB in draft
 09.02.22 - Confident Sanchez has solid showing
 09.02.21 - Sanchez could become draft’s top quarterback
 09.02.20 - Stafford and Sanchez recount their meals
 09.02.17 - Sanchez wants to show he's totally focused on football
 09.02.17 - Sampling the goods at NFL Combine
 09.02.13 - The Mark Sanchez interview
 09.01.22 - Carroll the one who should turn pro
 09.01.17 - Sanchez shows no fear of Lions
 09.01.15 - Sanchez picks his own play
 09.01.15 - NFL coming-out party no fun for college fans
 09.01.15 - Sanchez To Enter NFL Draft
 09.01.07 - Which draft for Mark Sanchez?
 09.01.05 - USC's Sanchez should stick around
 09.01.02 - Saving his best for last
 09.01.01 - Sanchez passes USC to 38-24 Rose Bowl victory
 08.12.30 - Rose Bowl might be Sanchez's final game
 08.12.28 - Big Rose Bowl could serve as a springboard
 08.12.17 - Sanchez has a tough NFL decision to make
 08.04.02 - USC's Sanchez is a big favorite at QB

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