2010 NFL Draft Mystery: Where Does Jimmy Clausen Go?

April 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jimmy Clausen is the number one quarterback on NFL Draft 101's draft board and a consensus top two quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft.  That said, it is hard to remember a year in which a highly touted quarterback has generated so little buzz leading up to the draft (normally they are overhyped).
Consider the following:
A three-year starter with 34 career starts The only top quarterback in this year's class to come out of a pro-style offense and was tutored by an NFL offensive coordinator Improved across the board during each of his three seasons Displays good mechanics and above average arm strength Has taken snaps from center Attempted 425 passes (including more deep attempts than most spread QBs), with a 68% completion rating, 28 TDs, and four INTs in 2009) Measured 6'2" (below average but he meets the minimum height requirement teams seek in a QB) Demonstrated toughness playing through a painful toe injury the second half of 2009 Stood behind...

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