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Is Jarrett Brown This Years Mark Sanchez?

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Jarrett Brown #16 of the West Virginia Mountaineers looks to pass the ball during the game against the University of South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium September 28, 2007 in Tampa Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
C. J. KrasykCorrespondent IJune 25, 2009

As the clock continues to count down toward the start of the 2009-2010 college football season, already the scouts and fans are thinking about bowl games and even how players size up for the NFL draft.

Last year, while Matthew Stafford was a well-known quarterback, Mark Sanchez was relatively unknown . I mean, people knew his name but were not sure how good he could become.

As the season progressed, Sanchez showed poise, a big time arm, and the ability to make the right decision. All of these attributes translated into the Jets trading up to take him as their fifth pick overall in the draft.

Jarrett Brown looks like he could also, be in that mold this year.

Unless you are a die hard college football or Mountaineer fan you might not know who he is. He has been a back up to Pat White for the last three years. He is 2-0 as a starter and which might be the only stat that really says anything.

He has thrown for 839 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions. He has seen some mop up duty as well as being put in games when White went down with injuries.

Brown possess what scouts love. He stands tall at, 6'4", big weighing 220 lbs., has a big time arm that can put touch on passes when needed, and is mobile which he proved, rushing for over 600 yards, so far.

The big thing that the scouts really want to see is his leadership ability. Can he step in and be the leader that White was?

While he will not be what White was at WVU, Brown has the change to show that he is completely capable of running the show. He showed great leadership during the spring. He commanded the huddle and showed excellent understanding of the offense.

If Brown can play this season like he has looked in the spring, and that is a big IF, he could really vault up the draft board.


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