NFL Draft Analysis: Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State Wildcats
by Zach Sanders
on April 24, 2009 @ 00:00:00
Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman opted to forgo his senior season and has entered the 2009 NFL Draft. In his three seasons at Kansas State, Freeman passed for 8,078 yards and 44 touchdowns. His quarterback rating was 136.48 in his final season. Freeman was an honorable mention for the All-American team last season.
Expected draft placement
We don't think Freeman is worthy of a first-round pick since he is such a raw project. The overall need for a quarterback of this nature may not be there in Round 1 without a team trading back into the first to acquire him, which could prove to be disastrous in the long run considering what has to be traded to move back into the round. Some team, though, will fall in love with his arm and take that risk, in all likelihood.
Freeman should go in the first round but may slip into second. The New York Jets could choose Freeman at No. 17 overall to be the replacement for quarterback Brett Favre if they cannot land Southern California Trojans quarterback Mark Sanchez. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 19 could pick Freeman, even after signing Byron Leftwich, and the Detroit Lions could look to Freeman at No. 20 if they do not select a quarterback with their top overall selection.
About Zach Sanders
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