Why Doesn't Graham Harrell Get Any Respect?

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Why Doesn't Graham Harrell Get Any Respect?
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Michael Crabtree was taken 10th in this year's NFL Draft.

How does Crabtree go at No. 10 and the passer who threw him the ball sits through the entire draft weekend and not get picked?

Graham Harrell was one of the most exciting and explosive quarterbacks to watch last season. He led the Texas Tech Red Raiders through their amazing Cinderella season that included upsetting the No. 1 ranked Texas Longhorns.

A disappointing spanking by Oklahoma late in the season no doubt let the air out of their sails, but they garnered huge rankings and a huge fan base none the less.

Mike Leach, the mad scientist of college football offenses trusted Harrell to lead his Red Raiders to glory, and I don't think he disappointed.

Graham Harrell was also one of the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. People seem to forget that at the last minute he was asked to stay home—another unfair blow in my opinion.

So Harrell leads Texas Tech to an amazing season; he gets dogged for the Heisman; and he gets dogged in the draft, yet Crabtree goes 10th.

Graham Harrell is now in Cleveland participating in camps. I hope he blows their socks off because he is better than Quinn, and he is a heck of a lot better that the rest of the world is giving him credit for.

I don't understand why.

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