Willy Has The Ability To Be The Next Late Round Steal of The Draft

Kenny LindbergContributor IApril 24, 2009

DETROIT - DECEMBER 05: Drew Willy #16 of the Buffalo Bulls celebrates with teammates the MAC Championship after defeating the Ball State Cardinals on December 5, 2008 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Drew Willy has slain the undefeated dragon in Ball State. His late game heroics had him as a finalist for Pontiac's game changing play of the year.

He has led his team from the very bottom of the FBS. He was also named to the watch list for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award.

What more can you ask of a quarterback out of the MAC?

The only knock I can find on Drew Willy is that he is from Buffalo, not a bigger more known school.

Really the biggest difference between him and Nate Davis of Ball State is a matter of about four losses this year. He outclassed Davis in every aspect of the MAC Championship game, including winning the game.

Willy ranked in the top 10 in almost every aspect of the NFL Scouting Combine for quarterbacks. Yet in seeing that he is listed in most mock drafts going in the seventh round.

This is compared to the aforementioned Nate Davis who has been slated in the second round in the most recent batch of mock drafts I have seen and was listed as high as the first round early on.

Fact of the matter with Drew Willy is that although never talked about there is a real good possibility he may surprise everyone except those who have watched Willy play by having the best career of any of the quarterbacks of this draft and ends up being drafted late.

This reminds me of one Tom Brady whom the Patriots took in the late rounds and is now putting together a Hall of Fame career.

Perfect fit: San Francisco or Buffalo.

Buffalo is unlikely because of their seeming love affair with Trent Edwards who has yet to prove himself in the cold.

Willy can easily play in the Buffalo winter as he as prove the last few years.