By the third day of NFL Draft and college football stars have already been selected. Rounds 4-7 will feature some starters and, from time to time, great players.
However, most of the time we talk about backups or long shots.
Perhaps the most famous college student selected in the fourth round on Saturday was Ian Book in the Notre Dame quarterback.
And the book went somewhere at the quarterback opening: New Orleans saw career path leader Drew Brees retire.
That doesn’t mean that Book, the most victorious quarterback in Notre Dame’s history, will step into the Big Easy starting lineup.
Indeed, he is likely to be the development project behind Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston.
But perhaps it’s worth noting that the Buccaneers chose quarterbacks this year in a QB in their 40s with Brady still around. Florida’s Kyle Trask went to Tampa Bay in the second round.
The book is known as a strong leader and a good athlete. Does the 9th quarterback, shot in 2021, have the arm and accuracy to make it behind the NFL center? Eventually you will know.
Eventually, 32 NFL teams may run out of prospects from the Southeastern Conference. In the opening round, 29 SEC players were selected in 12 of the 3rd round, and 8 more were selected in the 4th round. This included three people from Texas A & M who finished fourth in the final Associated Press. From Bobby Brown III in Defensive Harness to Rams, Offensive Lineman Danmoor, and Linebacker Buddy Johnson to Pittsburgh.
Another notable choice was Oklahoma, returning Chuba Hubbard to Carolina. Jay Tufele heads to Jacksonville in Southern California’s Defensive Harness, convenes on Saturday, and teammate Amon La St. Brown heads to Detroit. St. Brown’s brother Equanimos played in Green Bay and their father was Mister World.
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