2008 NFL Draft: Quarterbacks

Here's an early look at some of the top college football prospects for the 2008 NFL Draft to keep an eye on this fall. We will provide update reports throughout the season. This week: Quarterbacks.

Brian Brohm (6026, 225, 4.79) Louisville
The fourth Brohm to play football at Louisville; his father Oscar and brothers, Greg and Jeff also played at UL.  Brohm is a talented quarterback who enters his senior campaign as one of the elite prospects for the 2008 draft, potentially ranking as the No. 1 pick overall.  Brohm does not have overwhelming physical talent, but he has a very nice blend of size, arm strength, accuracy and poise.  He reads defenses well, shows superb football intelligence and is a polished all-around passer.  He’s also well-schooled and closer to being NFL-ready than many rookie quarterbacks, but he has had some durability problems.

Andre Woodson (6045, 232, 4.78) Kentucky
A raw but ultra-talented prospect who could skyrocket up the charts much like JaMarcus Russel did if he has a strong senior campaign.  Woodson is a fine athlete with a strong, accurate arm and prototype size for the position.  Needs plenty of development but has skills that cannot be taught.

John David Booty (6027, 210, 4.89) Southern California
If he can duplicate his production of last season when he threw for 3,347 yards and 29 touchdowns with just 9 interceptions, he could move up the charts and follow in the footsteps of Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart as former Trojans to make the transition to the NFL.  Booty appears to be a nice fit for teams running a West Coast Offense.

Matt Ryan (6047, 224, 4.89) Boston College
Ryan flashes brilliance and has struggled with some injury problems, but has good overall tools and can be unstoppable when he’s hot.

Chad Henne (6022, 225, 4.92) Michigan
Looks like the real deal some weeks, another so-so major-college prospect others but has the tools to make the transition.

Colt Brennan (6024, 205, 4.85) Hawaii
Highly productive, gunslinger-type quarterback who has put up some monster single-game performances.

Erik Ainge (6052, 223, 4.95) Tennessee
The nephew of Danny Ainge, he’s a good, but not great prospect at this point.  Tends to run hot-and-cold but could move up.

Matt Flynn (6026, 226, 4.73) Louisiana State
Has a strong arm, quick feet and a good knowledge of the game.  Could move up with a big senior year.

Sam Keller (6037, 230, 4.97) Nebraska
Transfer from Arizona State, he some tools and could emerge with a strong season with the Cornhuskers.

Josh Johnson (6026, 198, 4.72) San Diego
Put up incredible numbers at a lower level of competition, completing 246-of-371 passes (66.3%) for 3,320 yards with 34 TDs and 5 INT.

Anthony Morelli (6037, 228, 4.93) Penn State
A late-round, developmental prospect at this point, but has enough tools and ability to move up.

Blake Mitchell (6022, 215, 4.78) South Carolina
Has been hot-and-cold but has also shown flashes and is being schooled in Steve Spurrier’s offense.


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