Two of the major college all-star games took place last Saturday. The Senior Bowl happens this Saturday with practices all week.
Many of the players selected in May’s draft will come from these three games or from underclassmen who decided the time was right to turn professional. Over the next two weeks, pairing with our position outlook series, we’ll take a quick preview look and look back at some names to become familiar with over the next four months as the NFL draft process crawls along.
Today starts with quarterbacks. (Position outlook: Quarterbacks)
NFLPA game: Connor Shaw (6-1, 209, South Carolina) was 5-of-6 for 70 yards and an interception. Shaw completed 180 of 284 passes for 2,447 yards, 24 touchdowns and one interception last season. He also rushed for 558 yards and six scores. Rated as the No. 14 quarterback by ESPN. Sean Schroeder (6-3, 200, Hawai’i) was 13-of-17 for 138 yards and a touchdown. Schroeder completed 233 of 376 passes for 2,960 yards, 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season.
Shrine Game: Keith Wenning (6-2 1/8, 220, Ball State) was 12 of 19 for 82 yards and an interception. He completed 319 of 498 passes for 4,148 yards, 35 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. Rated as the No. 18 quarterback by ESPN. Jimmy Garoppolo (6-2 1/4, 222, Eastern Illinois) was 9-of-14 for 100 yards and a touchdown. He is rated as the No. 8 quarterback and No. 91 prospect overall. Completed 375 of 568 passes this season for 5,050 yards, 53 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Also earned a Senior Bowl invite after AJ McCarron pulled out of the game. Jeff Mathews (6-3 1/8, 224, Cornell) was 4-of-5 for 37 yards and an interception. Was 228-of-360 for 2,953 yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season. Rated as the No. 17 quarterback.
Senior Bowl prospects: Logan Thomas (6-5 5/8, 254, Virginia Tech, No. 3 North) was 227-of-402 for 2,907 yards, 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Rated as the No. 7 quarterback. Stephen Morris (6-2, 218, Miami (Fla.), No. 17 North) was 198-of -344 for 3,028 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last season. Rated as the No. 10 quarterback. David Fales (6-1 3/8, 220, San Jose State, No. 12 South) was 312-of-487 for 4,189 yards, 33 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season. Garoppolo will wear No. 10 for the South in this game.
Others not in major all-star games: Brett Smith (6-3, 206, Wyoming) was 293-of-467 for 3,375 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions his junior season before declaring for the draft. He is the No. 11 quarterback as ranked by ESPN. Tom Savage (6-3 3/4, 230, Pittsburgh) was 238-of-389 for 2,958 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. Bryn Renner (6-2 1/4, 219, North Carolina) completed 152 of 231 passes for 1,765 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions before missing the last five games of the season with a left shoulder injury. He is the No. 16 quarterback according to ESPN.