QB Class of 2008


I was sitting here watching preseason NFL football and was noticing how many Big 12 Qb's from 2008 were playing. As we remember that was the "Year of the QB" in the Big 12 and we know what happened to a few of them I was wondering how well the group did as a whole so I went researching just for fun and thought I would share my results.

Chase Daniel Missouri - QB2 New Orleans 

The Saints (my childhood favorite team) seem to be very high on him with Drew Brees even going so far as to say he may be the future for the Saints after he is gone.

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Sam Bradford Oklahoma - QB1 ST Louis Rams

Since I currently live in the Lou I cant help but follow the Rams and theres not a Rams fan for 500 miles that dislikes this guy and after getting AP Off. Rookie of the Year last year he should be the franchise for the foreseeable future


Graham Harrell Texas Tech - QB3 Green Bay Packers

Graham is definitely starting to make a name for himself among the Green Bay coaches and they may like him so much that the Packers whohistorically only keep 2 QB's on the 53 man roster might keep him just so someone doesnt snag him off thier practice squad.

Link proof :


Todd Reesing Kansas - Cut from CFL, not in the NFL

Went north of the border to try out in the CFL and was cut and it seems he has faded into Kansas history. 


Colt McCoy Texas - QB1 Cleveland Browns

After falling in the 2010 draft he seems to have solidified his starting spot in Cleveland and many are starting to believe he may be the future there.


Zac Robinson Oklahoma State - QB4 Detroit Lions

Drafted in the 7th round by New England in 2009(how he was drafted and Graham Harrel wasnt in 2008 will always be a mystery to me)he was cut there and in Seattle before being picked up off waivers by the Lions. If Stafford stays healthy in the preseason I have a feeling he will be seeing the waiver wire again.


Stephen McGee Texas A&M - QB3 Dallas Cowboys

Drafted in the 4th round in 2009(same goes for him as for Zac Robinson) by the Cowboys he seems to be making his case for QB2 in Dallas over the ancient Jon Kitna.


Josh Freeman Kansas State - QB1 Tampa Bay

Apparently the talent around him at K state was that bad or something cause he has definitely come on as a NFL QB and is considered by many to be one of the best young QB's in the league.


Joe Ganz Nebraska - not in the NFL

After his 2008 year it seems he wasn't drafted and tried out for the UFL didn't make it.


Cody Hawkins Colorado - Playing football in Sweden

After not getting drafted last year it seems he is headed overseas like our old Pirate Captain to play football in Sweden. Also he took the U.S national football team to the 2011 World IFAF title by defeating Canada.


Robert Griffin Baylor - Stll playing at Baylor

While he is still in school since he started for Baylor as a true freshman in 2008 and will most likely be drafted when he comes out but if thats for QB or some other position like WR remains to be seen.


Austen Arnaud Iowa State - not in the NFL

After having a good career by Iowa State standards he was not drafted last year and doesnt seem to be picked up as a UDFA.


So for the QB class of 2008 7 out of 12 are on NFL rosters and 3 are starting with 3 more within a year that could be No 2 on their respective teams by the time 2012 rolls around.  I would say the class of 2008 has been a success at the next level.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors.</em>

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