Here are three players at the quarterback position unlikely to get drafted that NFL teams should target in the undrafted rookie free agent draft class of 2013.
Mike Hermann | RPI –We had the opportunity to see Hermann display his howitzer arm at the Stony Brook pro day where 28 NFL teams were in attendance. The D-III standout from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has the size (6’5/256) and mobility reminiscent of Ben Roethlisberger. He led his team in rushing this past season with 510 yards and accounted for 30 total touchdowns. While his skill-set is raw, with the right coaching staff, Hermann has all the tools necessary to play in the NFL. You can watch his pro day highlights video here
and see for yourself.
Jeff Tuel | Washington State – The college football all-star game circuit produced meek quarterback play this year but one signal-caller who stood out was Tuel. He answered questions about playing under center with stellar performances in both the Casino Del Sol Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Stuck on a terrible Cougars team, Tuel flashed the ability to make big plays when surrounded by talented players. He used his pro day workout as a showcase to prove that he can makeall the throws
and possesses the mobility to bide time in the pocket. His medical sheet will most likely prevent Tuel from being drafted but he recently had a pair of impressive workouts for the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills.
Dayne Crist | Kansas – Flash back five years ago and Crist was the talk of college football. A five-star recruit heading to Notre Dame, it appeared he was the next Golden Domer quarterback poised for the NFL. After a tumultuous time in South Bend, Crist followed Charlie Weiss to Kansas and never fulfilled expectations. A strong showing in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl (he was named game MVP) and refined mechanic work with quarterback guru Scott Brunner at the TEST Football Academy
has helped restore some faith that Crist can succeed. Don’t expect to hear his name called during draft weekend but Crist has the experience of playing in a pro style offense and has received NFL-type coaching that could make him better prepared to make the transition to the next level than other quarterback prospects.
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