Will Kellen Moore Receive a Phone Call on Draft Weekend?

April 23, 2012 – 9:15 am by Chris Fedor

While he was at Boise State, Kellen Moore started 52 games as the Broncos quarterback. He won a whopping 49 of them, making him the winningest college football quarterback in Division One history. Unfortunately that renders itself meaningless at the next level. As the NFL Draft approaches, Moore’s future is a bit cloudy and he has been pushed down the board when it comes to quarterback rankings in this year’s draft class. There is no denying that he was one of the best college quarterbacks of all-time and the best player to ever play on the “smurf turf,” but he doesn’t look the part of an NFL quarterback and I would not be comfortbale with him as my starter or backup at the next level. Moore’s arm isn’t strong enough, he didn’t play against great competition and he is undersized. There are a lot of things working against Moore during the process but it should be mentioned that he was able to prove the naysayers wrong coming out of high school and will look to do that again, if he even gets a shot at the next level.

Kellen Moore joined Fox Sports Radio with Petros and Money to talk about what he plans on doing during the days of the draft, on the pre-draft process, whether he thinks the evaluation process prior to the draft is fair, whether the teams have been asking him about arm strength, what his “Plan B” is if he doesn’t make it at the next level, and how tough is to not have control in the draft process.

What he plans on doing during the draft:

“Go back home. Go back to Washington where I grew up. Go back to the parent’s house for the weekend with a chance to get around family, hang out, see them for a little while, and we will enjoy the draft.”

On the pre-draft process:

“It’s an interesting situation. You enjoy it, you meet new people, and certainly there’s a lot of evaluations and just looking at every aspect of you as a person, as a football player, and it’s quite interesting. A lot of stuff you have to do once in your life and then after that you get to be a football player again so I’m very excited about that.”

Whether the evaluation process prior to the draft is fair:

“It’s probably a necessary process just because this is a big investment. The NFL is a big business and they want to evaluate the best they can and I think there’s just so many checkmark things along the process that you have to make sure of and dot their I’s and cross their t’s to make sure they are making accurate decisions.”

Whether the teams have been asking him about arm strength:

“Not a whole lot. They can figure that stuff out on tape. These coaches, they all know what they’re doing. They just want to get to know you as a person and go through that process. For some people they are going to evaluate you differently and there’s a lot of different opinions out there. You just have to figure out which team suits you best.”

What his “Plan B” is if he doesn’t make it in the NFL:

“We’ll have to see. Coach Pete (Chris Petersen) always has a line that’s called ‘be here now.’ Just focus on the task at hand and you know all I’m worried about is this process. Certainly beyond this as you move forward we’ll see what journeys it takes you, probably will always be associated with football in some form or fashion, whether playing probably or coaching because that is in my family and that’s something that I will probably be doing in the future.”

On the idea of not having control in the draft process:

“You have to quickly realize that you have no control. You’ve got 53 games of tape which is probably too much for some of these coaches to watch and nitpick but you have plenty of tape, you’ve been at the Senior Bowl, been at the Combine, done a lot of things at this point you have no control over it so relax and enjoy it and be a fan and eventually then you’ll get a call on the phone and see where it takes you.”

Listen to Kellen Moore on Fox Sports Radio here

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  1. 10 Responses to “Will Kellen Moore Receive a Phone Call on Draft Weekend?”

  2. And I suppose you feel that a guy like Tannehill or Russell Wilson at 5’10” will be better. NFL is a “mental” game. IS RG3 6 and 0 against BCS schools? No, Andrew Luck? No! You can say that Kellen never played against competition, but did Nick Foles? He is better right now, than many of the NFL backups. Gruden called him a “football wizard” Skip Bayless called him Joe Montana Jr. Kellen Moore not even a backup in the NFL? I call you clueless!

    By Greg Greenlee on Apr 23, 2012

  3. Let’s start with some factual corrections:

    Kellen played 53 games, and won 50.

    kellen will at least get a call right after the draft if he’s not drafted, although i expect he’ll go in the late 6th round.

    he’s invaluable as a game-planner and another coach in players pads, if nothing else. He’ll likely never get a shot that he deserves, but he’ll have a profitable, if not statistically productive, career, likely leading to coaching afterwards.

    By Jeff on Apr 23, 2012

  4. He won 50 games not 49 as soon as i read an article with an error in it in the beginning, it tells me the rest of the article could be crap lol

    By Andrew on Apr 23, 2012

  5. I agree with all 3 above , Hes better than most of the back ups now

    By Jerry on Apr 23, 2012

  6. Kellen Moore makes playing the quarterback position look easy. His poise in the pocket reminds me of Tom Brady. He may be looked down upon for height, arm strength and athleticism, but the fact of the matter is that he is a great quarterback and wins ball games. Look at hour poorly the stereotypical sized quarterback performs in the NFL today. Maybe they should focus more on results and less on size.

    By Tim on Apr 23, 2012

  7. Ok. I figured I would put my two cents in. I’m not going to go through Wins and all that cause people have that corrected on here. But Kellen is a “Football Player”. Hands down. He is as smart as Peyton Manning when it comes to film and seeing things happen on the field. He can make the throws deep, short, medium. The guy just wins. He is a winner. He has proved that. The whole competition thing with people saying he never played against top competition. Are you kidding? Really!!?? Last time I checked. Beat Oregon 2 times. Beat TCU in the fiesta bowl. Beat Georgia this past year and dominated them. Oh and the game to remember against Virginia Tech! Hmmm. Just so you know everyone of those schools were all inside the top 15. For any teams out there who need a quarterback and you pass him up. Your crazy. Kansas City & Cleveland especially have an issue at quarterback and they would be nuts not to take Kellen. Give the guy a chance!!! All he is going to do is Win and get better day by day and game after game. Someone needs to take a chance and give Kellen an opportunity.

    By Clint on Apr 23, 2012

  8. I think he will get his chance in the NFL. I think the QB position is still misunderstood by most of the experts. Would KM be a better QB if he was 6’5″ tall and had a stronger arm? Absolutely. Yet, the skill set necessary to succeed in the NFL has much more to do with brain skills then arm or feet or height. NFL scouts have not figured out how to quantify those skills. The best method is to look at the records of their team. KM deserves more credit than he is getting for winning all those games, and yet, do not be fooled – Moore had plenty of help from future NFL players. A passel of them are going to be drafted ahead of Moore. But one either buys into the concept that the QB is the most critical player on the field or one does not. Most do, and so Moore deserves a lot of the credit. I’d love it if the Seahawks got him even though I hope Portis makes Moore unnecessary.

    By Soggyblogger on Apr 24, 2012

  9. All the excuses in the world to disrespect Boise State and all of their players. We’re not surprised because we’ve heard it for so many years. The fat cats want absolute control and in order to do that, they have to use sketchy tactics to build their programs up. After all, do you think they really care about offending such a small state as Idaho?

    By JD on Apr 25, 2012

  10. Time for an alum to chime in on Kellen Moore. I live in Tacoma WA and would love to see Kellen Moore play with the Seahawks. I used to work for the owner and he is the one I think would take a chance on Kellen. The thing that gets me is that everyone talks and rehashes his height as a problem. My take on that is that a lot of people he beat throughout the years are going to be in the NFL on opposing teams. Duh! Second, I understand the logic of a tall quarterback. He can see his team all over the field. But here’s a thought. The opposing team can see him just as well, see his moves, see his eyes, see what he’s doing. There’s always a downside to every upside.

    By Dennyoldboy on Apr 27, 2012

  11. Whoops and there’s always an upside to every downside.

    By Dennyoldboy on Apr 27, 2012

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