I have yet to see small college QB's Harting' David Knighton, Jason Bultus of Hartwick, Dominick Taylor of Holy Cross, Randy Hippeard of Virginia (Wise), Greg Micheli of Mt Union, Mike Reilly of Central Washington, Jacary Atkinson of Tuskegee, Keith Null of West Texas A&M and finally Cris Reisert of little Ohio Dominican University throw a single pass, but regardless of their level of competition, their numbers would be impressive if they were throwing on air, let alone against a defense!
Miami transfer Kirby Freeman, was a major disappointment over the past two seasons, but should benefit greatly under the tutelage of former U of Houston coach Art Briles. He has a great deal of ground to make up, but he has an outside chance of developing.
Speaking of disappointments: well they don't get much bigger then Florida State's Drew Weatherford. Touted as the next savior at the school that has produced two Heisman trophy winners in recent years at the position, Drew has flat out not got it done for the Noles and is currently listed number three on the depth chart.
Chris Crane of Boston College saw little action over the last four seasons as a back up to Matt Ryan, but is big, strong individual but in the early season loss to Georgia Tech, he was not impressive in terms of quickness and movement. His throwing delivery was also rather deliberate.
Ben Olsen of UCLA was the top prep QB in the nation, but after transferring from BYU, a two year LDS mission and numerous injuries, his status as a professional prospect now appears to be very much in doubt.
Todd Boeckman from Ohio State University has size, intelligence, put up adequate throwing numbers and has shown that he can manage a football game in a big arena, but he has just an adequate throwing arm, lacks creativity and decision making skills, and his mobility was in my opinion far below average.
Based on my first extended exposure of 2008, Hunter Cantwell of Louisville has a great many things that need to be fixed from a mechanics standpoint. He does have good size and what appeared to be a strong throwing arm, but is not an accurate thrower and is in my opinion, a marginal professional quarterback prospect.
Through five games in the 2008 season, the most impressive quarterback in the country in terms of numbers has been David Johnson from the University of Tulsa. In 2007, Johnson attempted just eight passes as a back-up to record setting quarterback Paul Smith, but in 2008, it's Johnson who is the one putting up crazy numbers on the season. By season's end, he could well join the ranks of the top players in the country at the position.
Att - Cmp - Pct - Yds - TD - Int
|D||Wilson||John Parker||Alabama U||462-255-55.2-2846-18-12|
|D||Dally||Jonathan||Calif Poly (SLO)||192-104-54.1-2238-29-5|
|D||Brunner||Brian||Central Michigan U||12-5-41.7-54-0-1|
|D||Barnes||Blake||Delta State||No 2007 stats|
|D||Landers||Rodney||James Madison U||205-130-63.4-1678-13-5|
|D||Hinspeter||Adam||Missouri Southern St||378-228-60.3-2154-18-14|
|D||Reid||Bobby||Texas Southern U||49-26-53.1-275-1-1|
|D||Rogers||Gary||Washington State U||16-4-25.0-18-0-1|
|D||Null||Keith||West Texas A&M||528-356-67.4-4134-41-14|
|D||Phillips||Jacob||William & Mary||336-190-56.5-2801-19-7-|