The Grand National Championships

February 23, 2009

Abeline Christian has two high reward prospects.

Filed under: Draft Nerd,Quarterbackery,Scores — by Andrew @ 8:45 am

That right there is a creative headline, am I right?

But let’s be honest, the mere fact that Abeline Christian has entered the discussion of draftable prospects is something that 90% of you have know idea about. I know this for a fact because I only get about 100 or so people who read this every day. So, how about we bring you up to speed on the triplets of Abeliene Christian? They did, after all put 93 up in a division 2 playoff game last season.

Billy Malone is the quarterback. Injuries forced him to transfer away from Tulane after he sat out for two seasons, and in this system? He shone. He’s a burly quarterback with quickness in the pocket as well as a big arm. But he is going to be 26 when draft day rolls around. The jump from D-2 all the way to the NFL is long enough for a Chris Weinke, let alone a Division II prospect who missed two college seasons due to injury. It was a good run, but unless he can rock out a 4.70 40-time? His day is done.

Johnny Knox is the google-challenged wide reciever. At least that was until he had his 40 yard dash time at the combine. 4.26 in the 40? That’s just crazy! But he does have great hands. He will high-point the ball. So you know what that means? He’s not just a guy who you’re going to have as a Devin Hester type. Admittedly, all he is is a short yardage in space or deep threat, but a Greg Jennings or a Steve Smith upside? That’s nice. He just needs to learn how to stop with the dancing. Pick a hole and go, son!

I’ve mentioned Bernard Scott before on the blog. He ran for 63 touchdowns in his last two years. He ran a Moses Malonesque 4.44 in the 40 at the combine. He has quick feet and an excellent agility. On the field? The only real weakness he has is in pass protection. But let me just say, when the character issues remind you of Cecil Collins, you’ll be a 3rd round value who may get undrafted.

There you have it. the best triplets you have not heard of. But din’t be surprised if one of them culls out a decent pro career. It is what it is.



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