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Clausen chooses Wichard

Multiple league sources tell us that former Notre Dame Jimmy Clausen has selected Gary Wichard to represent him at the next level.

Wichard, who has a longstanding relationship with the Clausen family, secured the assignment over a pool of other candidates that included, we’re told, “usual suspects” like Athletes First and CAA.

As an underclassmen, Clausen was permitted to sign with an agent upon the completion of his eligibility.  Previously, the “junior rule” prevented agents from contacting underclassmen before they received certification to enter the NFL draft.

Clausen is regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in the 2010 draft pool, and he could be the first quarterback taken, especially if concerns regarding Sam Bradford’s shoulder scare off potential suitors.  He arguably is the most prepared to play right away, given that he ran a pro-style offense for three years at Notre Dame.

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15 Responses to “Clausen chooses Wichard”
  1. FunkFootball.Blogspot.com says: Dec 29, 2009 10:06 PM

    If Weis goes to Buffalo, any chance of Clausen heading there to? Perhaps Buffalo trade up? Tampa and Detroit are both in position to trade down, given they have QB’s in place. I suppose KC fit that same criteria.

  2. Farves sweet Hair says: Dec 29, 2009 10:06 PM

    Again – Hey percy harvin,
    You must be from the bottom of the gene pool. Let me guess your 40 years old, fat, bald, single & live with your loser parents? Am I spot on?Not even 16 year olds talk as much trash as you.
    sadly enough there are a lot of people like you out their. Don’t feel bad.
    Keep your comments to yourself you mental midget.

  3. Snowman2008 says: Dec 29, 2009 10:10 PM

    Yes Mike. Clausen is the most prepared QB to play right away. Just like Brady Quinn was. And 3 years leading that powerhouse Notre Dame to the BCS Bowls shows his supreme leadership qualities too.
    Am I awake or is this a dream?

  4. Desides says: Dec 29, 2009 10:27 PM

    “He arguably is the most prepared to play right away, given that he ran a pro-style offense for three years at Notre Dame.”
    But did he run it well? All signs say no, given that Charlie Weis is out on his ass.

  5. stevincinci says: Dec 29, 2009 10:30 PM

    Pro style offense he ran led them to consecutive 6-6 records. Maybe 7-6 last year. Not the best qb in draft. I’d take Tony Pike over him easy. And I don’t just say that because I’m from Cincy. Pike will be a better NFL qb.

  6. CaptainFantastik says: Dec 29, 2009 10:34 PM

    Hope he likes wearing a ball cap and holding a clipboard. It’s all he’s going to do at the NFL level. The money’s nice though.

  7. hardtolikedabears says: Dec 29, 2009 11:37 PM

    I agree with this guy Steve in Cinci……..Tony Pike could be a stud in the pros.

  8. Hovenaut says: Dec 30, 2009 12:58 AM

    All aboard the bust express.

  9. SanityClause says: Dec 30, 2009 1:27 AM

    Amazing that all the ND haters have ESP. They can see Claussen’s future before it happens. Nobody that actually saw him play this year should doubt that he has all the tools to succeed at the next level. According to Weiss, he did not miss A SINGLE read all year. It’s just a shame he couldn’t play defense, too.

  10. heysharpshooter says: Dec 30, 2009 3:11 AM

    Clausen certainly has bust written on him, but I would take a chance on him over Noodle Arm McCoy or Mr. Hiesman aka. No Chance in the NFL Tebow. Still think Bradford is the best QB in this class.

  11. Quagmire says: Dec 30, 2009 5:54 AM

    “He arguably is the most prepared to play right away, given that he ran a pro-style offense for three years at Notre Dame.”
    Doesn’t say a lot about the QB’s coming out.

  12. irishgary says: Dec 30, 2009 7:58 AM

    Desides:
    You must not have watched any of Notre Dames games. The offense was one of the best in college football. It is just that ND was outscored every game because of no D.
    Clausen has as good a chance of being a good or great NFL QB as anyone else coming out this year.

  13. moonoverND says: Dec 30, 2009 8:55 AM

    It will be very interesting how it goes for Claussen in the NFL, he won’t have either of his dad’s (Jim Sr. or Charlie W.) their to protect him, he was a poison on the ND team, 16-18 as a starting QB, this year his stats looked good, but ND played against 6 of the worst pass defenses in the NCAA and still were 6 and 6.

  14. Sicknature says: Dec 30, 2009 9:14 AM

    Regardless of wheather you like him as a player picking Gary Wichard was a smart move. This guy should be an excample to Drew Rosenhaus and others, on how to handle young athletes.

  15. BENITO says: Dec 30, 2009 9:21 AM

    i love the haters that point to nd .500 record as the reason clausen wont make it in the pros. how stupid can u be??? he didnt play defense simpletons!

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