When you start to look at the 2004 NFL draft for sleeper type quarterbacks one name always comes up, Jeff Krohn from UMass. Krohn who started his career at Arizona State then transferred to UMass.
"I ended up at Umass because I thought that I had the best chance of winning a national championship at the I-AA level. I took my trip there, and my mind was made up. Coach Whipple is a great coach, and he went to high school in Arizona, where I'm from, so it was an easy decision. He and I have a great relationship on and off the field," said Krohn.
Krohn has great size and strength and his biggest strengths are his intelligence, decision making, and pocket presence plus all he wants to do is win football games.
"When it comes to football I will do anything to win, I don't care about stats, I want the team to be successful," said Krohn. "When I look at guys in the NFL, guys who I want to follow are Bret Favre, and Jim McMahon guys who never cared about stats but always tried to win and get the guys behind them."
But this year Krohn put up some impress stats throwing for almost 3,000 (2,961) and throwing 28 touchdowns. Besides Krohn on the field stats he has some impressive workout numbers that NFL scouts are very impressed with. He is 6-3 218 pounds, runs a 4.70 40 with a 31'' vertical jump benches 335 and does 15 reps of 225. /
Krohn is not the only athlete in his family his father played quarterback for the University of Arizona then he played in the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, he also played in the USFL and in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Since Krohn played at Arizona State he got to face a few players that now play in the NFL and he thinks that will help him out at the next level.
"The best the player I faced was Adam Archuleta, every day in practice. Especially my true freshman year when he chased me all over the field in scout team," said Krohn. "He has made it in the NFL with hard work and is a starter if he can do that I think I can make it to the next level, if I work as hard as he did."
Krohn plans on going back to Arizona to train for the up coming pro days and work out for the NFL scouts.
"Hopefully I get drafted in the NFL, or at least get a real chance in a camp as a free-agent. If not there, I would like to play football somewhere," said Krohn.