2012 NFL Draft: The Future of the Great Kellen Moore

Caleb AbnerContributor IIIFebruary 2, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22:  Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos warms up before playing the Arizona State Sun Devils in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boise State won 56-24.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Kellen Moore

The winningest quarterback in the history of the NCAA. 

A leader and a decision maker. 

A future CFL star. 

Excuse my boldness, but in the 2012 NFL Draft, no one will pick up Kellen Moore. Forget the high demand for quarterbacks, the 50-3 record at Boise State and the gaudy stats. Forget everything good that you have ever heard about his football potential. There is no team desperate enough to draft Moore. 

First of all, he lacks the necessary physical components. Standing at roughly six feet tall, he bears comparison to Drew Brees, another short QB. This is misguided, however. This has been said many times, but I will say (write) it again: Brees is the exception, not the rule. 

Moore does not have accuracy or throw power. Maybe from 10 yards or less he can make some neat passes, and maybe he can complete 74.3 percent of his passes. So what? 

In case you haven't noticed, he plays in the MWC, one of the most minor of the minor Division I conferences. The defenses are quite shoddy, and the spread system is a major stat inflater. If one were to solely rely on statistics for analysis, Case Keenum would rank much higher than Kellen Moore.  

His throws can be carried away by the wind. Moore can't launch the ball up up and away. He's bad now and has already reached his ceiling, rendering him undrafted. 

I won't even discuss his terrible mechanics or his awful Senior Bowl appearance. 

The point of this article is not to insult Boise State, nor Kellen Moore. I respect the school and the player immensely. Kellen Moore achieved more by his young age than most achieve in a lifetime. He is a prototypical college quarterback, and should be a model for future generations. The success he brouoght his school cannot be matched by any other modern player, and perhaps since the history of the NCAA.

But I cannot believe that Moore will be great as a pro. He doesn't have. Ryan Leaf didn't, JaMarcus Russel didn't, and certainly Jordan Jefferson doesn't.

I will say that Moore will be a star. In Canada.