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Brock Osweiler to enter NFL Draft

Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:16 pm
Edited on: January 5, 2012 7:49 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

New Arizona State head coach Todd Graham has received an unexpected and unwelcome surprise. After originally indicating that he was likely to return to Arizona State for his senior season, quarterback Brock Osweiler -- who is 6'8 by the way -- will declare himself eligible for this spring's NFL Draft.

As for why Osweiler had such a change of heart, there's some speculation that it has to do with offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone leaving the program. Osweiler was visibly upset about the departure of Mazzone when discussing Mazzone's influence on him after Arizona State's loss to Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl.

It seems that Osweiler now thinks that he's better off giving the NFL a chance rather than having to learn a new system under Todd Graham in his senior year.

Osweiler's departure is a big blow to the Sun Devils offense. He became the first quarterback in school history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season in 2011, finishing the year with 4,036 yards and 26 touchdowns. More importantly than his production, there's not exactly a lot of experience behind Osweiler on the Arizona State depth chart. Freshmen Mike Bercovici and Taylor Kelly are listed behind Osweiler on the Arizona State depth chart, and the duo threw a grand total of 7 passes for the Sun Devils this season.

There's no doubt that Todd Graham would have preferred to go into his first season at Arizona State with Osweiler manning the helm as both Kelly and Bercovici spent a season on the sideline learning the offense.

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Comments

Since: Feb 21, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:30 am
 

Brock Osweiler to enter NFL Draft

WTF r u talking about? No its not. There is Luck, Griffin and then who? Weeden? He is a 2nd -3rd round pick. The class would have been deep but Landry Jones and Matt Barkley are staying in school. This is a good move by him. Take advantage of top talent staying in school.



Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:57 pm
 

Brock Osweiler to enter NFL Draft

Uh was listening to the sports radio show here in town and it has been said from the "U: the drum and feather is staying so go buttuer your @$$ somewhere else. End of story next!



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:48 pm
 

Brock Osweiler to enter NFL Draft

the most obvious word to describe this is....WHY?



Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:22 am
 

Brock Osweiler to enter NFL Draft

Sorry, former Ute, but you should read your own sltrib:  "It's not set in stone..." ~ Larry Scott, and the politically correct Pac-12, are going after your scalp.



Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:59 am
 

Brock Osweiler to enter NFL Draft

@ Hawk The PAC 12 has nothing to do wtih this, It's coming from within the school. The University and the Ute tribe have come to an agreement already and the Ute tribe has givin the University thier blessing and the Drum and feather is going to stay sorry. You can read about it in the sltrib.com 



Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 9:52 am
 

Brock Osweiler to enter NFL Draft

More specifically: "Team formerally known as the Utes" ~ there aren't any Stanford Indians, and there aren't going to be any Utah Utes in the politically correct Pac 12.  You sold you school to Larry Scott, and now you're going to pay the price for dealing with the devil.  As for Osweiler ~ great decision; ASU would only drag his stock down next year.



Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2012 9:46 pm
 

Brock Osweiler to enter NFL Draft

Nice. I'm glad he's leaving chalk another win for the Utes now. You need to see him play to appreciate him I though he was ahead of some good senior QB in college. Best of luck. GO Utes



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:42 pm
 

Brock Osweiler considering NFL Draft

 Stay in school. This is the deepest quarterback draft class in years.



Since: Apr 21, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:16 pm
 

Brock Osweiler considering NFL Draft

I think he should get out- who would want to play for that clown Graham? New offense and a dipstick for a coach! Bolt to the NFL Montana boy!!!!!!!



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:00 pm
 

Brock Osweiler considering NFL Draft

Brock is a good college quarterback but is not ready for the pros.  He needs another year of college ball to sharpen his skills and to build the mental strength that is innate in all great quarterbacks not to lose.  In every one of the last four games of the season (not counting the bowl loss to Boise) he had the opportunity late in the game to lead his team to victory in those games and he didn't.  I believe he has a lot more to gain from a year in college than a year sitting on the bench.  



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