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Twelve quarterbacks were selected in the 2009 NFL Draft. Chase Daniel was not one of them.
Daniel, 6'0", led the modern revival of the University of Missouri football.
The three-year starter finished his career with 101 touchdowns against 41 interceptions, 12,515 yards and a 68 percent completion rate.
But pro scouts considered him a system quarterback successful from the shotgun spread formation according to the scouting report on www.nfldraftscout.com.
Height was an issue. Says NFL Draft Scout, Daniel "has the zip to complete the short and intermediate passes, but has to wind up for the longer throws and due to his lack of height and release point, longer passes tend to sail."
Of the 12 quarterbacks selected, all but two were 6'2" or taller. Miami selected West Virginia's Pat White, 6'0", where he will factor in their Wildcat formation but is unlikely to displace Chad Pennington, 6'3". The Dolphins cite White as the reason they have no interest in Michael Vick.
The Patriots took a flyer on 5'11" Julian Edelman, Kent State, in the seventh round to function in the Wildcat.