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Weeden enjoys strong week in Mobile

Brandon Weeden AP

At age 28, Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden is a different sort of draft prospect. That doesn’t mean he won’t intrigue NFL scouts after a strong Senior Bowl week.

Weeden has been the best quarterback in Mobile, according to Russ Lande of the Sporting News. ESPN’s Todd McShay agreed with that sentiment. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said Weeden looked “pro ready” compared to some other passers in Mobile.

There is a vacuum in this year’s quarterback crop behind Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Ryan Tannehill. Mayock wasn’t ready to make a quarterback rankings list after the top three, saying a group of five had to sort itself out: Weeden, Brock Osweiler (Arizona State), Nick Foles (Arizona), Kirk Cousins (Michigan State), and Ryan Lindley (San Diego State.)

Weeden, who has a strong arm, appears to have outplayed Foles, Lindley, and Cousins in Mobile. The question is whether his age will knock him out of consideration for a pick in the first or second round.

Teams may knock Weeden because they don’t think he can improve much. Then again, perhaps some teams will like the idea that he could be ready to play sooner than the other quarterbacks.

He better be ready soon, because he’ll be 32 years old by the time his rookie contract is up.

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13 Responses to “Weeden enjoys strong week in Mobile”
  1. fittytuckin says: Jan 26, 2012 10:03 AM

    At that age the eagles might be interested.

  2. hendawg21 says: Jan 26, 2012 10:43 AM

    Well on the other hand wouldn’t he be hitting his prime at the end of his rookie contract??? I think at some point the NFL needs to get off this age/height deal with QB’s, I mean couldn’t you also say Weeden’s development is still untapped due to the years he dedicated to baseball? He could be the bazzaro Weinke…

  3. thatdudewiththemarauder says: Jan 26, 2012 10:49 AM

    I really do not understand what is the difference in his age and Matt Flynn? They are the same age, and if and only if, Flynn will know the system in Miami and that is it. I would pick him in the second or third round if I was the Redskins.

  4. duanethomas says: Jan 26, 2012 10:57 AM

    Perfect for the Vikings! Favre, McNabb, and going further back Moon, George and Cunningham.

  5. hendawg21 says: Jan 26, 2012 11:03 AM

    Ok Skins trade out of the 6th spot pick up an extra 2nd rounder take Tannehill and Weeden in the second…use the first rounder on another position of need…

  6. rugdog100 says: Jan 26, 2012 11:04 AM

    He’s too young for the Vikings.

  7. davidjcu says: Jan 26, 2012 11:16 AM

    Russell Wilson is going to be a steal in the draft. Guy was ultra productive for 4 years, and has it all. Granted he’s a little on the short side, but he pretty much played behind an NFL sized line at Wisconsin and didn’t to seem to have any problems.

  8. dacapt704 says: Jan 26, 2012 11:19 AM

    At 28 he SHOULD be the best QB out there! Heck..he’s been watching and playing football at least 7 years longer than the rest of them!

    If ur 28 and cant outshine college kids then…look no further than former Panther Chris Weinke…hello!? Trust, we watched him here closely

    Its like when u wish u could “go back in time” knowing what u know now…thats all this is. He’s studied the game longer than the other kids so should have an advantage. His advantage will be taken away when he plays against other GROWN MEN..watch

  9. rufustfireflyjr says: Jan 26, 2012 12:02 PM

    davidjcu says:
    Jan 26, 2012 11:16 AM
    Russell Wilson is going to be a steal in the draft. Guy was ultra productive for 4 years, and has it all. Granted he’s a little on the short side, but he pretty much played behind an NFL sized line at Wisconsin and didn’t to seem to have any problems.

    His own linemen weren’t sticking their arms up in the air and jumping, trying to bat down his passes and obstruct his view. Any team that takes him can roll him out of the pocket to help him, but his lack of height will still be a negative factor.

  10. matthewcarlson1 says: Jan 26, 2012 1:04 PM

    The Vikes are drafting Kellen Moore.. with him and Ponder we won’t need Weeden

  11. drbob117 says: Jan 26, 2012 1:15 PM

    @fittytuckin: As an Eagles fan we should be so lucky. He’ll play really good football for someone for the next 8-10 years. What difference does it make that it won’t be 15 years? Has anyone on the team you follow been around 15 years?

  12. ppc50 says: Jan 26, 2012 1:47 PM

    If he plays to 38 yrs old, which is feasible, that is a 10 year career – not bad at all. Also, since he was playing baseball, a little less wear and tear on his body. I think he is a good prospect.

  13. fin72 says: Jan 27, 2012 10:24 AM

    Why has nobody brought up the name Chris Weinke?

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