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Current High Profile Free Agent Black QB's

Marquel Blackwell
Ht/Wt: 6-0/210, 40 time: 5.0, Last Team: New York Jets – 2004 (Signed as UDFA in 2004), College: South Florida
, Current Status: F\A
BQB_Site's View:
Marquel Blackwell was cut by the New York Jets at the end of training camp in 2004. Blackwell is an exciting player that needs an opportunity. In training camp he was exciting, but raw. Coach Edwards liked his mobility and playmaking ability. He is a “Developmental Type” QB that needs to get snaps to improve. He needs to play in NFL Europe, AFL, or CFL to learn the position. At South Florida, he was the program's all-time leader in total offense (7,451 yards), pass yards (6,518), pass completions (565) and pass attempts (1,014).
Strengths: Great Mobility, Playmaker, and Ability to throw downfield.
Weaknesses: Forces Passes, Experience, and Size.

Aaron Brooks QB, #2
Ht/Wt: 6-1/210, Last Team: Oakland Raiders - (Drafted in 1999, 4th Rd, by Green Bay Packers), Current Status: F\A
College: Virginia

BQB-Site's View:
Aaron Brooks signed with the Raiders in the 2006 offseason after not re-signing with the Saints.  2005 was a tough season for Brooks as he was demoted to 2nd String behind the inefficient Todd Bouman. Over the Past few years Brooks has established himself as an erratic starter and the Saints have seen enough to know he is not their future. He usually throws as many interceptions and TD’s. The Saints have been a .500 Team with him at the helm and they have made 1 playoff appearance. With Saints coach Jim Haslett relying on the running game and Duce McAllister and the uncertainness of the Saints (Hurricane left them with no home), it is time for Brooks to move on. The team also drafted Adrian McPherson in the 5th Rd of the 2005 Draft and he has similar skills to Brooks with a combination of athleticism and dropback skills. Brooks is from the QB rich area of Newport News, Virginia. The area also produced Mike Vick (Cousin and Atlanta Falcons QB), Ronal Curry (UNC and Oakland Raiders QB) and Allen Iverson (All State HS QB and NBA Star). Brooks had to wait for an opportunity at the University of Virginia, splitting time until his senior year. In his senior year, Brooks led the Cavaliers to a Peach Bowl victory over Clemson and got the NFL Scouts' attention. At the NFL combine he was the fastest QB in all drills (40 Yd and Shuttle run) and displayed a strong arm. In the 1999 draft, Brooks was selected in the 4th round by the Green Bay Packers as a developmental pick. Brooks was selected behind Donovan McNabb, Daunte Culpepper, Cade McNown, and others. After spending the 1999 season as the Packers third string QB, Brooks parlayed a strong training camp in 2000 into being traded to the New Orleans Saints. The Saints made him their 2nd string QB and he was supposed to learn for the season behind Jeff Blake. Brooks however was forced into action after Blake broke his foot in the sixth game of the season. Brooks made the most of his opportunity and led the Saints to a playoff win against the Super Bowl Champion St. Louis Rams (First Playoff Win in Team History). Brooks followed up 2000 with a strong 2001, but he slowed at the end of the season. Brooks made the Pro Bowl, but the Saints were unable to make the playoffs. The Saints now have questioned if Brooks is their "Quarterback of the Future" and he we see him being Cut after his benching.
Strengths: Very Mobile, Strong Arm, Big Play Ability, and Leadership
Weaknesses: Turnover Prone, Holds Ball Too Long, Takes Too Many Hits, and Inaccurate

Daunte Culpepper QB, #8
Ht/Wt: 6-4 265, Former Team: Oakland Raiders - (Drafted in 1999, 1st Rd, 16th Overall,
Vikings), Current Status: F\A
College: Central Florida

BQB-Site's View:
The Oakland Raiders recently signed the 2 – time Pro Bowl quarterback to a 1-year deal as an insurance policy versus JaMarcus Russell not reporting. He was released by the Dolphins on July 16th ending a brief drama filled 1-year relationship including 3 months of limbo after Miami’s acquisition of former KC quarterback Trent Green. Culpepper never really fit in at Miami and he could not get his career back on track after tearing his ACL, MCL, and PCL in a horrific play versus the Panthers in 2005 causing him to miss 9 games. The injury was the final straw that ended a horrible year for the Culpepper and the Vikings including the "Love Boat" fiasco and the firing of Head Coach Mike Tice. New Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress and Vikings owner Zyggi Wilff pushed Culpepper out the door due to his immaturity (their belief), comments about the Vikings, and his own rehab plans. When Culpepper was traded to the Dolphins in March of 2006, he thought it was a dream situation and he even restructured his 10-year, $102 million contract extension, which included $16 million in guarantees that he signed with the Vikings in 2003 to play in his home state of Florida. However Culpepper’s “Miami Dream” became a self-described nightmare as he was rushed back by former Dolphins Head Coach Nick Saban, to justify trading a 2nd Rounder for him. Culpepper loked good early losing weight and putting on his old college number #8 in preseason, but he was clearly not the same player once the real bullets started flying. He was sacked 21 times in 4 regular season games (1-3) and was extremely tentative before being shut down for the year throwing for 929 yards with 2 TD’s and 3 INT’s. Had Pro Bowl years in 2000 and 2004 when he had 40 total touchdowns (running and passing). It is hard to believe that Culpepper has been in the league for so many years and when healthy he is one the best young quarterbacks in the NFL. He has all of the tools with the size of a Tight End, the speed of a running back, and a great presence in the huddle. Culpepper benefited from being in a QB friendly system in Minnesota, having many weapons at his disposal. He routinely led his team to the playoffs including the NFC Title game in 2000. In 2004 Culpepper was at his best and joined Donovan McNabb and Mike Vick to form the first all Black QB Group for the NFC at the Pro Bowl. Culpepper was a first round draft choice in 1999. He parlayed a great final two years of college into being selected in the 1st round. Culpepper came from a school (Central Florida), which did not have a rich Division I tradition. UCF had taken a chance on Culpepper in High School and they were rewarded. Culpepper had grade issues that caused major colleges to lose interest. UCF stayed in touch with Daunte and they signed him once his grades improved enough to be eligible. In college Culpepper was a “One Man Gang”, almost leading UCF to victories against Nebraska and other larger schools. After arriving in Minnesota, Culpepper spent a season learning from Randall Cunningham and was handed the reigns in the 2000 season. Culpepper quickly established a connection with Randy Moss, Cris Carter, and Robert Smith, leading the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game.
Strengths: Great Size, Mobile, Strong arm, and Throwing to Randy Moss.
Weaknesses: Turnovers, Needs to Spread Ball Around, Off Field Issues (Legal and Bad Knee) and Needs to Learn How to Slide or Get Out of Bounds When Running.

2006 Numbers: Playing for Miami: 4 games, 81 Comp, 134 att, 60.4 % Comp, 929 yards passing, 2 TDs and 3 INTs, plus 20 yards rushing w/ 1 TD
Career Numbers: 85 NFL games completing 64.2 percent of his passes with 21,091 yards passing and 137 touchdowns and 89 INTs plus 2491 yards rushing w/ 30 TDs


David Dinkins QB/RB/DB, #6
Ht/Wt: 6-1/215, Last Team: Buffalo Bills – 2003 (Signed as Undrafted F\A), Current Status: F\A
College: Morehead State

BQB_Site's View:
Dinkins has been off the NFL radar since 2003 when he was cut by the Bills. He reminds us of Kerry Joseph, who played in the NFL as a DB for years before playing QB again in the CFL. We believe Dinkins needs to have at least two years of learning the QB position in either the CFL or AFL. He already has already been in NFL Europe in 2002 playing for Amsterdam. He is currently viewed only as a utility player (QB\KR\DB\WR\RB) and not as QB material. He has been tried at many positions, but has not been fully converted to RB or DB. In college he was one of the top NCAA I-AA quarterbacks in the nation during his career at Morehead State. He is the only individual in I-AA history to pass for at least 1,000 yards and rush for at least 1,000 yards in the same season on three different occasions (1998, 1999 and 2000). He is also the only player in I-AA history to rush for more than 3,000 yards and pass for more than 5,000 yards in a career. Dinkins broke or tied 19 Morehead State records during his three years playing and finished his collegiate career with 5,572 passing yards and 53 touchdowns and 3,765 rushing yards with 63 rushing touchdowns. Dinkins also has a cousin Darnell Dinkins who is currently on the Baltimore Ravens roster.
Strengths: Scrambling Ability, Good Arm Strength, Great Athlete, and Willing "Team" Player (Other Positions).
Weaknesses: Looks to Run Too Much, Accuracy Problems, and May be Viewed as "Athlete" Only.

Bruce Eugene QB, #10
Ht/Wt: 6-0/260,
Team: Tampa Bay (Signed as UDFA in 2006 by Saints), Current Status: 4th String - I/R
College: Grambling

BQB-Site's View:
Eugene after spending the summer of 2006 in NFL Europa, returned to the Tampa Bucaneers. Eugene will have an uphill battle making the team as the Bucs currently have 6 quarterbacks on their roster. Eugene is trying to stick in the NFL after he was signed by the New Orleans Saints after going undrafted, however he got caught in the numbers crunch and was released. He spent most of 2006 working out at Grambling. A stocky to heavy built QB, Eugene is another great Grambling passer hoping to follow in the footsteps of Doug Williams and James Harris to the NFL. Eugene finished in the top three of the Walter Payton Award voting in 2002 and 2003 and had 84 career touchdowns and 9,122 yards passing going into 2005. In 2003, Eugene racked up 3,808 yards passing, 38 touchdowns and just 13 interceptions while rushing for 412 yards and six scores. Eugene missed the entire 2004 season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament on a 39-yard run against Alcorn State in the season opener. In 2005, Eugene threw for 4408 Yards with 56 TD's 6 INT's and 129 Yards Rushing With 3 TD's. Will probably have to spend time on the Practice Squad, NFL Europa, Arena Football, or CFL to improve on his "Developmental QB" status. Reminds us of Rohan Davey another stocky to heavy QB that is a good passer, but has to also watch his weight. Attended the NFL Combine in 2006.
Strengths: Solidly Built, Strong arm, Gets Ball Out Quickly, and Ability to throw downfield.
Weaknesses: Weight, Shorter than Ideal, and Injuries (Knee).

2006 Numbers: No Stats in 2006
Career Numbers: So far no appearances in an NFL Game

Leonard Guyton
Ht/Wt: 6-1/210, 40 time: 5.0, College: Carson Newman, UDFA from 2002, Current Status: F\A

BQB_Site's View:
Leonard Guyton is a small college QB, who went undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft. After the draft he failed to sign with any teams. He needs to get snaps somewhere either in NFL Europe, CFL, AFL, or AFL2. He needs exposure. In college at Carson Newman, he was a three-year starter who compiled a 26-4 career record. He also ranked fourth in career passing yards with 3,447 and fourth in career total offensive yards with 4,555. He was the SAC Offensive Player of the Year twice.
Strengths: Mobility, Plays on Edge
Weaknesses: Small College Player, Experience

Joe Hamilton
Ht/Wt: 5-10/190, Last Team: Orlando Predators, (Originally Signed in 2000 as UDFA by Tampa Bay Buccaneers – NFL), Current Status: F\A
College: Georgia Tech

BQB_Site's View:
Joe Hamilton seems to have found his niche in Pro Football playing in the AFL with the Orlando Predators. He came to the Predators after playing in the NFL with Tampa Bay and Indianapolis and in NFL Europe for the Frankfurt Galaxy. Hamilton is an exciting player, who plays larger than his 5’9 size. Coach Jay Gruden likes his leadership and arm for the indoor game. He is quick in his reads and can also run the ball when called upon. He definitely can play in any league and is the African American version of “Doug Flutie”. In the NFL Joe Hamilton was the 3rd String QB for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster. He earned a Super Bowl Ring while spending the 2002 season on Injured Reserve after tearing his ACL (Knee), while playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe in the summer of 2002. At the time of his injury the Galaxy were in first place for the league and Hamilton was one of the highest rated passers. Hamilton came to the Buccaneers as an undrafted F\A out of Georgia Tech in 2000. Hamilton was a starter at Georgia Tech since his freshman year and left the school as one of the most decorated QB in school history. Hamilton was thought to be too small for the NFL and did not receive much interest going into the draft. He however viewed himself like Doug Flutie and didn’t care about his height as long as he received an opportunity. Hamilton is very gritty and talented, but his lack of height will always be a question to NFL Personnel evaluators.
Strengths: Very Mobile, On-Field Leadership, Good Arm, and Heady QB.
Weaknesses: Height Questions, Interceptions, and Lack of Experience.



Josh Harris
Ht/Wt: 6-2/238,  Last Team: NY Giants - 2006 (Drafted in 5th Rd 2004 by Baltimore Ravens), Current Status: F\A
College: Bowling Green

BQB-Site's View: Josh Harris is a young QB that has a world of potential, but has not blossomed yet in the NFL. Harris signed with the NY Giants in the 2005 offseason after he was surprisingly cut at the end of training camp 2005 by the Browns, who traded for him from Ravens in the 2004 off-season. He has the skills to succeed in the NFL and reminds us of Daunte Culpepper. He now needs to find another team whether in the NFL, NFL Europe, CFL or AFL that will give him the opportunity to play, because he is a great pocket passer. He was originally a 5th Round selection by the Baltimore Ravens out of Bowling Green and was stuck behind Kyle Boller and Anthony Wright. He was team traded for a 6th draft pick to the Browns. The Browns gave him a chance to compete against Charlie Frye and Trent Dilfer, but we guess he didn’t impress new coach Romeo Crennel. He still holds many MAC and Bowling Green passing records.
Strengths: Good Size, Quick Delivery, Good On-Field Leadership, and Can Buy Time to Throw With His Feet.
Weaknesses: Lacks Foot Speed, Needs to Work on his Accuracy, and Needs to Watch Weight


Omar Jacobs QB, #4
Ht/Wt: 6-3/225, Last
Team: Kansas City (Drafted in the 5th Rd by Steelers in 2006), Current Status: F\A
College: Bowling Green

BQB-Site's View:
Omar Jacobs is a supremely gift quarterback, who probably should have stayed for his senior year in 2006.  He chose to enter the draft as a junior eligible coming off a injury riddled season.  The Steelers took a chance on Jacobs selecting him in the 5th round, but then cutting him after the preseason.  He bounced around the NFL afterwards landing on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad at the end of '06.  After the season he signed as a free agent with the KC Chiefs and was allocated to NFL Europa.  He didn't play much in Europe and is now trying to hold on with the Chiefs.  He is competing with Casey Printers for the 3rd quarterback spot on the roster. Another MAC sensational QB following in the footsteps of Pennington, Leftwitch, and Roethleisberger. He has great size at 6’4, 225 and can make plays in and out of the pocket. Had his best year as a Sophomore in 2004 with a great touchdown to interception ratio of 41 TD’s to 4 Interceptions a MAC record. Started off 2005 by almost leading the Falcons to an upset of Wisconsin in Madison. In the game he threw for 30 of 51 pass attempts for a career-high 458 yards and a Camp Randall Stadium opponent record five touchdowns in a 56-42 loss. Jacobs struggled with injuries in 2005 and played sporadically after starting off fast. He’s not just a pure pocket passer only and his mobility is very impressive too. When things break down, he can leave the pocket and throw on the run, or tuck it and make something happen with his feet. He enters the NFL Draft as top 5 QB pick this year and has a chance to be picked in the first round. Has been invited to the NFL Combine.
Strengths: Tall, Strong, Athletic and Very Good Arm.
Weaknesses: Delivery Release Point (tipped passes), Left School Early and Injury Concerns

2006 Numbers: No Stats in 2006
Career Numbers: So far no appearances in an NFL Game

Robert Kent
Ht/Wt: 6-0/225, Last Team: Tennessee Titans - 2004 (Signed as UDFA by Titans - 2004), Current Status: F\A
Jackson State
BQB_Site's View:
Robert Kent was brought into camp in 2004 and was cut.  He is a smallish pocket passer, who needs to get snaps in the AFL, CFL, or NFL Europe.  In College,
Kent anchored an offense that was ranked first in the nation in total offense (485.5) and second in passing offense (319.9). A precise signal caller, Kent is ranked fourth in total offense (324.1) and sixth in passing efficiency (150.6). He has completed 231-of-394 passes for 3,374 yards and he tied the single season touchdown passing record, which he set last season, with 31 touchdown passes thrown. Kent also set a new career touchdown passing record with 89, surpassing former Tiger quarterback Mark Washington’s record of 69 touchdown passes (1996-99).
Strengths: Pocket Presence, Extremely Strong arm, and Ability to throw downfield.
Weaknesses: Fumbling Problems, Holding the ball too long, Interceptions, and a side arm delivery (tipped passes).

Chris Leak, #12
Ht/Wt: 6-0/215, Last Team: Chicago Bears (Signed as an UDFA in 2007), Current Status: F\A
College: Florida
BQB-Site's View:
University of Florida QB Chris Leak has had an impressive football career. And that's only speaking of his high school and college accomplishments. When he entered "The Swamp" back in 2003, he was one of the most highly recruited prospects in the country. Four years and a National Championship later.  Leak (2942 yards, 23 TD's) had to adjust to splitting time with freshman phenom Tim Tebow.  Leak was the closest to VY delivering the answer when the Gators needed it. Leak was as cool as a cucumber passing for 213 yards with 25 completions on 36 attempts and a touchdown in the BCS Championship game. Leak was a record setting high school quarterback and the number 1 recruit in the nation in 2003. He led Independence High School to 4 straight North Carolina state titles and had every school including USC and other powerhouses fawning over him. He committed on national television to the University of Florida and vowed to lead the Gators to a national championship. During his next 3 years Leak was much maligned by the Gators faithful for not winning the “big” game even though he was a Day 1 starter at Florida . He had many victories on SEC Saturdays, but none silenced his critics like his victory in the BCS title game. Leak delivered on the biggest stage in his final game as a college player. The usually quiet Leak answered his critics by saying, "My legacy was to get the University of Florida back here," and he did, backing up his vow with his performance in the game. 

Strengths: Strong arm, A 'winner', and Leadership
Weaknesses: Inexperience, Non-ideal size, System QB in College

2006 Numbers: No Pro Stats in 2006
Career Numbers: So far no appearances in an NFL Game

Byron Leftwich QB, #4
Ht/Wt: 6-6/260, Former Team:  Atlanta Falcons (Drafted in 2001 by Jacksonville Jaguars - 1st Rd), Current Status: F\A
College: Marshall

BQB-Site's View:
Currently Leftwich is the triggerman of the resurgent Jacksonville Jaguars. A number #1 pick in 2001, he is the unquestioned leader of the team and if he can stay healthy, he will be a playoff caliber player for years to come. He is showing the public that an African American QB can beat you exclusively from the pocket. Though he has missed some time to injury in 2005 (Knee), he and David Garrard led the Jaguars to the playoffs. Leftwich has huge, Daunte Culpepper-like size at 6-foot-5½, 240 pounds and has a Marino type pocket presence.. He also has a great arm., but needs to develop a little more touch and not take so many hits. In College at Marshall he completed 67 percent of his passes and had his best season as a Junior throwing for 4,132 passing yards and 38 touchdown passes in 1999. In his senior year he battled injuries (shin) to have another stellar season including the play of the year where his lineman carried him down the field, because he was playing on a broken leg. He turned out to be a better NFL prospect than former Marshall quarterback Chad Pennington, a first-round pick of the New York Jets in 2000. He's capable of accurately delivering any throw, showing the touch and ability to take something off certain aerials when the situation presents itself. The bottom line with Leftwich is that he's amazingly accurate and always on target with a tremendously high percentage of his throws. The only concern from an evaluation standpoint is his lack of mobility. While he can sense defenders and avoid the initial pass-rusher, Leftwich won't beat a defense with his legs. Strengths: Prototypical Size, Strong Arm, Accurate, Pocket Presence, and Ability to throw downfield.
Weaknesses: Holding the ball too long, No Mobility, and Injury Prone.

2006 Numbers: 
Career Numbers:

Chris Lewis  QB, #15
Ht/Wt: 6-3/215, Age: 25, Last Team: Arizona Cardinals (Signed as UFA - 2004), Current Status: F\A
College: Stanford

BQB_SITE's View:
Lewis currently is listed as the 3rd QB for the Arizona Cardinals. He is on the Practice Squad, but Coach Dennis Green is working with him to be complete QB. Lewis is a young QB well schooled in the West Coast Offense. He battled injuries in college and is now ready to make his mark in the NFL. He recently spent the 2004 off-season in NFL Europe playing for the Cologne Centurions. He has many traits that coaches look for in a QB (Smarts, Mobility, Leadership) , but has never lived up to his high standing coming out of High School at Long Beach Poly also excelling at Volleyball. We see him developing in the next few years and he may get a look in Arizona in 2006 Training Camp, because they don’t really have a QB of the future yet. At Stanford Lewis finished his career among the school’s top-10 quarterbacks in several passing categories. He played in 30 games, 19 as a starter, and completed 350-of-713 pass attempts for 4,346 yards and 31 touchdowns. He concluded his career # 7 in touchdown passes and pass attempts, # 8 in passing yards and total offense (4,328 yards) and # 9 in career completions. He was a finalist for the Franklin D. Watkins Award as the top African-American student athlete in the country. As a senior in 2003: Completed 100 of 207 pass attempts for 1,178 yards with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions for 100.17 efficiency rating. He started first game of season and final six outings.
Strengths: Mobile QB, Strong Arm, and Well Schooled in West Coast Offense.
Weaknesses: Injury Prone, Inexperience, and a side arm delivery (tipped passes).


Casey Printers QB, #1
Ht/Wt: 6-3/210, Last Team: Kansas City Chiefs (Signed as F\A in 2005), Current Status: F\A - CFL
TCU/Florida A&M

BQB-Site's View: Casey Printers is currently trying to establish himself in the NFL after signing a 3-year deal in the CFL 2005 off-season with the KC Chiefs.  He is currently competing with Brodie Croyle, Damon Huard, and Omar Jacobs for playing time.  He is a young developmental QB, who has waited his turn to join the NFL after playing in Canada.  Casey Printers showed in the past 2005 CFL season that he was one of the best young passers in the CFL, even though he played part-time. Printers backed up Dave Dickenson for the BC Lions.  Dickenson led the Lions to the Grey Semi-Finals. It was surprising to see the Lions go with Printers as the backup in 2005 after his great 2004 CFL season. In that season, Printers came off the bench after 1 year as backup to succeed. He passed for a league-leading 35 touchdowns and broke the record for highest pass completion percentage in a regular season with 90.9 percent. He also was named CFL Offensive Player of the Week (weeks six and eight), CFL Offensive Player of the Month (August), received the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award and was named a CFL All-Star (Western Division). He had originally signed with the BC Lions after going undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft. In College, Printers passed for 4,621 yards and 37 touchdowns while going 22-9 as a three-year starter at TCU. He left TCU ranked third in school history in career passing yards (4,621) and touchdown passes (37), and fourth in completions (324). In his final game at TCU, he threw four interceptions in a 29-8 loss to Texas A&M in the Bowl. Instability in TCU's coaching ranks along with a change in offensive philosophy led to Printers transferring to Florida A&M. He had an up and down Senior year, which contributed to him going undrafted by the NFL and prompted him to go to the CFL. Printers will be competing in the Chiefs 2006 Training Camp to prove he can play in the NFL.  He has the size and arm teams like and he might  get a look in NFL Europe. We believe he is a player that can make the transition to the NFL, like Jeff Garcia. If he doesn’t make it in the NFL, we know another CFL starting job is waiting for him.
Strengths: Good Size, Mobile, and Strong arm.
Weaknesses: NFL Experience, Finding 3rd Read, and Runs too Quickly

2006 Numbers: No Stats in 2006
Career Numbers: So far no appearances in an NFL Game

Bryan Randall
Ht/Wt: 6-1/215, ;Last Team: Pittsburgh Steelers (Signed as UDFA by Falcons 2005), Current Status: F\A
College: Virginia Tech

BQB-Site's View:
Randall currently is the 4th QB and is a developmental type on the Steelers Roster. He joined the Steelers after he was briefly on the Tampa Bay Bucs in '06. He was unceremoniously cut after being shuffled back and forth between the Falcons roster and the practice squad after sticking around after a good training camp in 2005. He currently is behind Ben Roethleisberger, Charlie Batch, and Brian St. Pierre. He is in a good situation to learn from Big Ben and Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians. In college at Virginia Tech, Randall saw action in all but three games during his freshman season in 2001, he started 12 games in 2002 and he started 13 games in 2004 displaying solid numbers and leadership. He however was known to have problems with bigger opponents like Miami. In the long run he. has the potential to develop into an adequate backup and with the possible trade of Matt Schaub and retirement of Ty Detmer, Atlanta is a good fit. He will need continued time on the Practice Squad. In the coming off-season NFL Europe is a strong possibility to get him ready for training camp in 2006. If he doesn’t make it in the NFL then the CFL or AFL are good options for his development.
Strengths: Mobile QB, Game Manager, Runs Hard, and Leadership.
Weaknesses: Lacks Ideal Size, Stuck Behind Vick, NFL Experience, Reading Defenses

2006 Numbers: No Stats in 2006
Career Numbers: So far no appearances in an NFL Game

Rod Rutherford
Ht/Wt: 6-2/223, Last Team: Steelers - 2006 (Signed by Panthers as an UDFA in 2004), Current Status: F\A
College: University of Pittsburgh
BQB-Site's View:
A physically gifted Lefthander, Rutherford has the size, release and smarts to play in the NFL. Rutherford has all the tools, but does not have enough NFL experience. He needs to get playing time in NFL Europe, CFL, or AFL to prove that he is a legitimate NFL QB. He runs the risk of being moved to TE or being out of the league if he does not get the experience need. Signed by the Steelers in the 2005 off season.  Before he was signed as a free agent to the practice squad by Carolina (1/1/05) for the second time. Originally he signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/7/04) and waived by Carolina (9/4/04). He signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (4/30/04). In college Rutherford was a Two-year starter at Pittsburgh. Ended career ranked second all-time in school history with 6,724 yards on 458-of-842 passing with 60 touchdowns and 30 Interceptions. Primary receiver was Larry Fitzgerald, who was selected by Arizona in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Rushed for 880 yards and 12 touchdowns on 419 attempts. Stands third all-time in school history with 7,604 yards of total offense. 2003 (Sr.): All-Big East first-team choice. Completed 247-of-413 passes for 3,679 yards and 37 touchdowns with 14 interceptions. Led conference in passing efficiency, total offense and passing yards. 2002 (Jr.): Second-team All-Big East selection. Passed for 2,783 yards and 22 touchdowns with 12 interceptions, completing 192-of-367 attempts. 2001 (So.): Primary reserve quarterback. 2000 (Fr.): Contributed at quarterback, wide receiver and kick returner. 1999: Redshirted as a true freshman.
Strengths: Great Size, Strong arm, Believes in Targets, and Leadership
Weaknesses: Inexperience, Throws in a Crowd, May be switched to TE, Interceptions.

Kent Smith
Ht/Wt: 6-5/215, Last Team: Tennessee Titans (Signed as an UDFA by Raiders in 2006), Current Status: F\A
College: Central Michigan
BQB-Site's View:
A physically gifted Lefthander.  Smith signed with the Raiders after going undrafted in the 2006 Draft, but was cut after training camp.  The Titans picked him up before 2007 and he is now competing in training camp with Kerry Collins to be Vince Young's backup.  He is raw, but has the physical skills to succeed in the NFL.  Showed at the Combine that he has the arm and athleticism to make it at the next level.  Passed for 2,799 yards and 16 touchdowns, ran for 443 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior and was a 3 year starter the Chippewas.  Played in the shadow of Omar Jacobs on the MAC conference, but shined in the Las Vegas All American Classic All Star Game finishing 2-of-3 passing for 57 yards and a touchdown in the East's 41-3 win.  Smith is the only player in CMU history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 in a single game.  He will have to contribute as a Backup QB/Scout Team QB, because there is alot of competition in the NFL  May need NFL Europa or Practice Squad seasoning.

Strengths: Great Size, Strong arm, Believes in Targets, and Leadership
Weaknesses: Inexperience, Throws in a Crowd, Consistency

2006 Numbers: No Stats in 2006
Career Numbers: So far no appearances in an NFL Game

Marcus Vick QB/WR/KR, #16
Ht/Wt: 6-0/216,
Last Team: Miami Dolphins (Signed as UDFA in 2006), Current Status: F\A
College: Virginia Tech

BQB-Site's View:
Highly recruited younger brother of former VT and Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick. Vick has had his share of ups and downs at Virginia Tech. He entered with unimaginable expectations as Michael’s brother. Marcus redshirted as a freshman and then showed some of his talents in his second season. Was used as a change of pace QB behind Bryan Randall, completing 30-57 passes for 475 yards, with two touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for 102 yards on the ground, and hauled in four catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. His career went south the next season as he was suspended for the 2004 season after being arrested for reckless driving and possession of marijuana. He came back in 2005 and won the QB job, and looked to have his career back on track. This past season, he earned All ACC honors after completed 61.2% of his passes for 2,393 yards to go with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Plus added 380 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. However he got in trouble again in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl. After a play, Vick got up and stomped on the back of Elvis Dumervil's knee, and Dumervil never returned to the game. Vick was then suspended for an unknown amount of games when he was yet again arrested. This time he was arrested for three misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm at a McDonalds. Virginia Tech had enough and kicked him out of school, and Vick declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft. Vick is a lot like Adrian McPherson drafted in 2005 after being kicked out of FSU, in that he is an awesome athlete, but has off the field and immaturity issues. He has to grow up in order to make it at the next level. He can start to change NFL Personnel’s minds at the Combine in interview sessions. We believe some team will gamble on him late in the draft and hopes that it works out (Boom or Bust, i.e. Maurice Clarett – 3rd Round Pick in ‘05), probably the Falcons. If he goes undrafted he could be a star in the CFL or AFL, but he must be committed to growing as a player or citizen.
Strengths: Accurate Passer, Quickness, Agility, and Straight-line Speed.
Weaknesses: Off-Field Issues, Decision Making, Immaturity and Small Height (tipped passes).

Tory Woodbury
Ht/Wt: 6-2/208, Last Team: Buffalo Bills - 2006  (Signed as an Undrafted F\A by NY Jets in 2001), Current Status:
College: Winston-Salem

BQB-Site's View: Tory Woodbury was signed by the Bills for the second time in the 2005 off-season.  The Bills have a new Coach in Dick Jauron, so he may have a chance to stick after playing for the Bills, Broncos, and Jets briefly in the NFL.  He also spent time in NFL Europe with the Scottish Claymores.  It will be interesting to see if he finally sticks in the NFL as a QB.  Woodbury is an interesting player, because he can play several positions. He will probably tried at other positions as well as QB, but has not been fully converted to WR/KR. The Bills still have him listed as a QB and he currently is the 3rd or 4th quarterback on the depth chart. He is behind JP Losman and Kelly Holcomb, so the Bills are looking for ways to utilize his athletic ability. Originally signed by the Jets on 4/26/01  as a rookie free agent. He  spent the majority of his time on special teams and wide receiver, but attended QB meetings. In college, Woodbury played in 36 collegiate games and finished his career with 651-291-4536-44.7%-40 TD-20 INT passing, and 286-1020-20 TD rushing. His 4536 passing yards made him the all-time passing leader in school history passing Kermit Blount (current Head Coach of WSSU) and his 60 TD tied a school record set by Richard Huntley. Woodbury finished his senior season 98-197-1689-14TD-3 INT passing and 73-291-10 TD rushing. He also had an outstanding performance against Johnson C. Smith finishing 16-13-237 yards and 1 Touchdown passing. In 1999, Woodbury played in and started all 11 games. He threw 185 consecutive passes without throwing an interception and went 185-80-1053-9 TD-0 INT passing and 98-310-4 TD rushing. In 1998, he started all 10 games as a sophomore and finished the season 190-85-12 TD-11 INT passing. In 1997, he saw action in 6 contests finishing the year with 79-29-6 TD-5 INT passing.  BQB_Site  believes that Woodbury will need to have at least two years of learning the QB position and learning to read defenses. We are worried that he will be viewed only as a utility player (QB\KR\WR) and not as a starting QB in the NFL. He will have to navigate the same territory as Kordell Stewart, another great athlete, who had to prove that he was starting QB material. He may need to spend time in NFL Europe or another league learning more about the game and position.
Strengths: Scrambling Ability, Great Athlete, and Willing "Team" Player (Other Positions).
Weaknesses: Looks to Run Too Much, Accuracy Problems, and May be Viewed as "Athlete" Only.


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