BCS National Championship: Preview and Prediction
Sam Bradford To Declare For The NFL Draft
Total Pro Sports – It seems that Heisman Trophy Winner Sam Bradford, barring a serious injury in the National Championship game will declare for the NFL draft. We feel that the 6 foot 4, 218 pound quarterback is ready to begin his learning process in the NFL, Bradford has shown growth in his 2 years at the University of Oklahoma. He helped the Oklahoma Sooners set college football records in touchdowns and points, and set an individual record in passing efficiency this season.
The question that hangs in the balance is, “where in the draft will he go?” With Georgia’s, Mathew Stafford already having declared, Sam Bradford will likely be the second overall quarterback to be drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft.
“Bradford instantly jumps toward the head of the quarterback class in the 2009 draft and will battle Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford for the top quarterback spot” The National Football Post Reports
There are plenty of teams in dyer need of a franchise quarterback, Sam Bradford offers a team great potential, however, we are not so sure he is ready to ‘carry the torch’ just yet. At Oklahoma he had some good receivers and a good offensive line to protect him, the team that drafts him will likely have neither. Bradford would probably be a mid to late first round pick, depending on how he performs in the National Championship game and the NFL combine.
This years draft list for quality NFL quarterbacks is short, it may be an ideal time for Sam Bradford to declare. Colt McCoy has already confirmed that he is returning and the list of those that have declared includes Graham Harrell, Chase Daniel, and Pat White.
If we are correct with our prediction of where Bradford may be picked, there is a good chance that he may be picked between 17 and 20, all those teams may be looking for a quarterback. If Sam Bradford has a good showing at the combine he may jump into the top 10.