The Last Fan Posted February 26, 2008 Share Posted February 26, 2008 Colt Brennan, QB, HawaiiName: Colt Brennan College: Hawaii Number: 15Height: 6-3 Weight: 208Position: QB Pos2: Class/Draft Year: rSr/200840 Time: 4.69 40 Low: 4.72 40 High: 4.87 Projected Round: 4 Stock: Rated number 9 out of 111 QB's 119 / 2545 TOTAL Brennan was one of the most talented QBs coming into this year s draft. Over the last several months Brennan had begun to drawn fans and scouts into believers and with time it seam he had shut down his critics. With the speed he was overcoming all of his doubter came the Sugar Bowl against Georgia s brutal defense and Senior Bowl and crashed.Many believers became doubters and Brenna s name vanished from the mouth of many, including my self.At the Sugar Bowl he started fast, displaying his amazing accuracy and fast delivery but as the clock kept running down so did his amazing skills. Hawaii's OL was big enough, fast enough to even compare to that of the Bulldogs. By the second Qt Brennan became mortal and his potent top ranked became average. He was constantly beating, thrown and sack into the ground. With a small frame of 180 lbs, the punishment was enough for him to be pull of the game. At the sidelines you could see his frustration and anger. He wanted to compete and not give up. As of bow we all know how he has over come trouble.At the Senior Bowl Brennan look weak and look skinnier than before. This draw comment from coaches like Nolan who said " Oh my God this kid won t survive after taking one hit in the NFL" Brennan practice with Off Cord. Martz who tried to teach Brennan and Woodson and new style of football in only weeks. At the game Brennan made impressive throws but his overall performance was poor dropping him to the bottom of the list.Coming into the Combine Brennan's name was barely heard of. All you heard was critics and jokes. At the time of his interview ( the longest of them all 55 mins ) Brennan took hit after hit about his ability to play at the next level. Amid all of the criticism stemming from his Sugar Bowl and Senior Bowl performances, Colt Brennan was arguably the most impressive quarterback of the day. He was without question the day's most accurate passer. Brennan had to wind up to deliver some of the longer routes, extending his throwing motion and proving his lack of prototypical arm strength will not be an issue after making sharp shooter accurate passes beyond the 45 yr. But the Hawaii quarterback proved his ability to throw with touch, precision, and just enough zip that in the right offense, he could be a successful NFL quarterback. Brennan seemed to grow more confident as his session wore on, and his accuracy was noticed by his peers. By the end of the session, nearly all of Brennan's passes were being thrown with a chorus of cheers from his fellow quarterbacks and surrounding wide receivers. Brennan's release was outstanding and fellow scouts think his release might be faster that of Dan Marino's. " Wow this kid can make all the throws with so much confidence and accuracy" Said a scout personnel from the ColtsIt seems Brennan has resurrected all hope he once had but he still has a lot to prove.Look at him, says one AFC general manager with a smirk. How could you not wonder about his durability? Brennan s arm was clearly not as strong as that of Michigan quarterback Chad Henne, who was also at the Senior Bowl. When Brennan threw the ball more than about 25 yards in drills, his spiral lost some tightness. And although his delivery was quick, it came from a semi-sidearm motion near his ear.Brennan, however, was very impressive in live drills against defenders. He spotted open receivers quickly. He threw accurately. He was nimble enough to elude pass rushers, he threw well on the run, and he improvised nicely when a play broke down. There s a lot of divided opinion about him, but arm strength is very overrated in the NFL, says former Redskins offensive coordinator Al Saunders. Bill Walsh used to say the most important attributes for a quarterback are accuracy, courage and intelligence. Those things all override a strong arm, and this kid has them. What scouts find hard to ignore is how prolific Brennan was in college. Hawaii s offense gobbled up real estate faster than Donald Trump. If Brennan can run an NFL offense, nobody will care what he weighs or how strong his arm is. Line up all the great quarterbacks and they all come in different sizes and styles, says 49ers coach Mike Nolan, who coached Brennan at the Senior Bowl. First you see if a guy s accurate and if he can execute when the play works. Then when the play breaks down, can he still make a play? Those are the guys who make it. We re all system quarterbacks, says Brennan. Why worry about critics? Our system at Hawaii worked pretty well. Now my goal is to learn another one. Many critized Brennan for the performance at last years Sugar Bowl but if you remember even "The sent from the Gods" Tom Brady was proven human at the Super Bowl taking sack after sack. This only teaches us that it don t matter how great a QB is. When you have some one beating you to the ground, on every single play..we are all human.Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan completed 20 of 21 of his passes during drills today at the NFL Scouting Combine in the RCA Dome. Brennan was given a 100-percent accuracy mark because his lone incompletion was a chest-high pass that ricocheted off Kansas wideout Marcus Henry's hands. Brennan, UH's record-setting quarterback who guided the Warriors to a 12-0 regular season and their first berth in the Sugar Bowl, showed arm strength (two of the completions were for 45 yards) in disciplines ranging from 5-yard outs to streak patterns. "The two things that I came here to do were to show up heavier and throw well," Brennan said. "I weighed in a lot heavier than people thought, and I threw the ball really well." There were concerns when Brennan, who was measured here as being 6 feet 2Â°, weighed 185 pounds at last month's Senior Bowl in Alabama. He blamed the 6-pound loss on a stomach virus. But Brennan was 207 pounds at Friday's official weigh-in session. QB Colt Brennan did exactly what he needed to during the morning session Sunday, displaying great accuracy at all ranges. He still has a bit of a funky delivery and needs to wind up on his deep passes, but even those hit receivers in stride. Brennan needed a strong showing at the Combine, and he put his best assets on display Saturday, often drawing applause from his fellow quarterbacks. He still needs to prove many people wrong and even though his stock dropped all the way down to the 6th round and now possible 4th round yet those who take a risk on him will be successful.Think about it. Despite all of these question marks that could drop Brennan out of not just the first round but possibly the draft's first day, he will likely be among the top five quarterbacks selected. He will be given time to develop because nobody will be expecting him to have a rookie season like Dan Marino's. "I want to go to a place where the coaches want to invest time with me and I can be the guy down the road," says Brennan. There is a demand for his services, too. Did you see all of the mediocre quarterback play in the NFL this season? Plenty of teams need quarterback help. And plenty of teams had their eyes on Brennan last week. Ready to start: C-Potential: AStatus: Work on ProgressSuccess in the NFL: It will depend on the team who drafts him. With the right coaching he can become successful in the years to come. Brennan shows great mobility and extreme accuracy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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