Even after West Virginia's dismal performance in the NFL Draft, the Mountaineers will still get some representation in the upcoming NFL season.
West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown, who only started for the Mountaineers for one season after playing back-up for WVU legend and Dolphins quarterback Pat White for three years, was picked up by the San Francisco 49ers just minutes after the 2010 NFL draft ended.
Brown, who's a monster of a player at 6'4" and nearly 225 pounds, went undrafted due to his lack of experience at the college level, but certainly shows the ability and physical tools to play quarterback in the NFL.
The former Mountaineer QB showed elite arm strength during the 2010 NFL scouting combine and has a quickness in his feet which has been unknown to most quarterbacks of his size in the league.
During the NFL Combine, Brown recorded the fastest 40-yard dash for quarterbacks at 4.54 seconds. His immense size might not make him the most agile player but once he does get moving he's very hard to stop.
Not only that, but his long legs allow him to accelerate quicker then most other players his size, which is evident during his 25 yard TD run in this video (2:35 mark). He is also tough to bring down, which can be seen at the 4:25 mark in that video.
Though he might play back-up as he gets acquainted to the 49ers offense, there's a good possibility he could be contending for the starting spot on the 49ers roster during this upcoming season or next year.
During Brown's last year at West Virginia he started for the Mountaineers at quarterback for the first time in his career.
I got to see him during my only game I attended that season, which happened to be against East Carolina.
It also happened to be his best performance of the season.
Brown lit up the ECU secondary, throwing for 334 yards and four touchdowns. He also recorded 10 rush attempts for 73 yards.
Unfortunately his worst game of his career came the next week.
After a rain delayed start in Auburn, Ala., West Virginia took the field looking to come away with a win against an SEC opponent.
The Mountaineers took a quick lead but by halftime Auburn closed the score to 21-20.
Throughout the second half scoring was abundant but when it came to closing the deal the Mountaineers, and Jarrett Brown in particular, couldn't finish it.
Brown threw an unimpressive four interceptions in the fourth quarter, one of which led to an Auburn touchdown. He ended up leaving the game before it ended giving way to freshman quarterback Geno Smith. West Virginia lost the game at Auburn 41-30.
During his last season at West Virginia, Brown totaled 2,144 yards passing and 11 touchdowns. He rushed for 452 yards and six touchdowns as well.
Now, Jarrett Brown has much to learn as he starts his new career in the NFL.
I have uploaded some Jarrett Brown highlights from the past season (Be advised: Audio Track in Syracuse clip contains inappropriate language)
Against Syracuse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph4odrHj29I
Against Liberty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fme6PJh1SoE