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Brock Osweiler appears to be on his way to the NFL

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Rumors began circulating over the past week that Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler would be making some sort of announcement about his future with the Sun Devils.

As the days went on, the feeling was that the impending news was related to Osweiler declaring for the NFL draft, rather than a possible transfer as a result of the hiring of Todd Graham.

According to DevilsDigest.com and Craig Morgan, who covers the Sun Devils beat, Osweiler will announce his decision to leave a year early and declare for the draft. A press conference for that decision is reportedly set for Friday.

Graham confirmed to CFT that he received the news of Osweiler’s move via text message, and added that while the medium by which Osweiler’s message was delivered was insensitive, the junior quarterback more than made up for it by ending it with “God bless.”

(Okay, not really, people)

The junior quarterback — did we mention he’s 6’8″? — threw for over 4,000 yards and 26 touchdowns as part of a disappointing 6-7 season for ASU, which proved to be the last for coach Dennis Erickson.

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7 Responses to “Brock Osweiler appears to be on his way to the NFL”
  1. neverwas1 says: Jan 5, 2012 8:12 PM

    CTF – the text message jokes are a bit played at this point…time for some new material..Graham’s hair is a good place to start.
    Best of luck to Brock, I bet ASU fans are sad to see him go but very excited to see Michael Eubank era begin.

  2. lottsmissingfinger says: Jan 5, 2012 9:48 PM

    Not a bad decision. Would have to learn a new system for final year and, with Barkley and Jones returning, moves up a couple of spots in the draft-eligible QB rankings.

    History not on the side of incredibly tall QBs though. The only one I can remember being that tall was Mark McGwire’s “little” brother (6′ 7″) and a total bust in Seattle. Ryan Mallett is 6′ 7″ but it will be some time before he sees the field. Guys that tall are usually ridiculously immobile.

  3. jodave5 says: Jan 5, 2012 11:14 PM

    Boy, I hate to be a half-empty type but this kid has no business heading to the NFL. He’ll be a 5th-6th round pick at best.

  4. cactusranger71 says: Jan 6, 2012 12:10 AM

    Brocks actually very mobile for a 6-8 guy. Dan McGwire was a stiff. Osweiler isn’t

  5. trbowman says: Jan 6, 2012 12:49 AM

    If I were him I’d stay at ASU just for the women.

  6. mianfr says: Jan 6, 2012 2:59 AM

    Maybe teams should stop hiring Rich Rodriguez if they have pro-potential quarterbacks on their rosters.

    In any case, that’s the only circumstance that really justifies this.

    He has talent, for sure, but he is just unbelievably raw. Despite some gaudy numbers, it’s a multi-year effort to get him into game position, and so that means patience from a stable coaching staff.

    Sadly, teams that need to draft quarterbacks tend to have more volatility in coaching positions.

    I’d say he’s anywhere from a 4th to 7th rounder.

  7. phillyb6 says: Jan 6, 2012 8:54 AM

    mianfr… research is your friend. RR is at Arizona. ASU hired Todd Graham. The “State” part changes what school they’re talking about.

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