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Cleveland Browns 2010 Draft: Late Round Sleeper QBs

Hugh ShannonContributor IMarch 21, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Quarterback John Skelton of Fordham passes the football during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Whether or not 2010 is the year Mike Holmgren finds his West Coast QB of the future, a quarterback will be drafted.  Here is a look at some late round sleepers that may be intriguing and have not been talked much about.


John Skelton, Fordham (6'6", 243 lbs.) projected fourth round

Increasing accuracy every season (44 percent as freshman to 64 percent as senior).  Broke every school and Patriot League record for passing (9,923 passing yards passing and 69 TDs to 36 INTs). 

Had a very good Pro Day and has improved his draft position significantly. Won All-Patriot honors as a junior and was an East-West Shrine invitee as a senior.


Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee (6'3", 222 lbs.) projected fourth round

Has the arm strength and improved accuracy in his senior season (58 percent) but consistancy remains questionable.  Kiffin's offense opened up the passing game from the prior season under Fulmer.  Crompton had a good Pro Day and improved his draft stock. 36 TDs and 22 INTs in his spotty career and a career completion rate of only 55 percent. 


Levi Brown, Troy (6'4", 229 lbs.) projected seventh round

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Climbing some draft boards after Pro Day.  Transfered from Richmond to Troy and became Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year as a senior.  Accurate passer (62 percent; 64 percent as a senior) with an excellent TD to INT ratio (38:12) as a starter for Troy.


Matt Nichols, Eastern Washington (6'2", 219 lbs.) projected seventh round

Was on the outside looking in at the draft until Pro Day.  Redshirt three-year starter at Eastern Washington was Big Sky Player of the Year as a junior and All-Big Sky team as junior and senior.  Finished with 12,616 passing yards and 95 TDs to 46 INTs (as a freshman threw 8 TDs and 17 INTs; 87:29 ratio since then).  Had three 3,000+ yard seasons and ended with 65 percent completion as senior up from 55 percent as freshman.

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