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What’s the Next Benefit from 7on7?

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7 on 7 has been going on now for 14 years and it is old news what an engine it has been for quarterbacks.  Just look at the QBs that have been selected in the NFL Draft in that time.

  • 1990 Andre Ware, Houston (Dickinson) 1st
  • 1991 Donald Hallas, Rice (Lamar Cons.) 4th
  • 1992 David Klinger, Houston (Stratford) 1st, Tommy Maddux, UCLA (Hurst L.D. Bell) 1st, Ty Detmer, BYU (San Antonio SW) 9th
  • 1993 None from Texas
  • 1994 None from Texas
  • 1995 Stoney Case, New Mexico (Permian) 3rd
  • 1996 None from Texas
  • 1997 Chuck Clements, Houston (Huntsville) 6th, Koy Detmer, Colorado (Mission) 7th, Ronnie McAda, Army (Mesquite) 7th
  • 1998 None from Texas
  • 1999 Michael Bishop, Kansas St. (Willis) 7th
  • 2000 Spergon Wynn, SW Texas (Episcopal) 6th
  • 2001 Drew Brees, Purdue (Austin Westlake) 2nd
  • 2002 Josh McCown, SHSU (Jacksonville) 3rd, Wes Pate, Stephen F. Austin (Arp) 7th
  • 2003 Kliff Kingsbury, Tech (New Braunfels) 6th
  • 2004 Luke McCown, La. Tech (Jacksonville) 4th, B.J. Symons, Tech (Cypress Creek) 7th
  • 2005 None from Texas
  • 2006 Vince Young, Texas (Madison) 1st, Reggie McNeal, Texas A&M (Lufkin) 6th
  • 2007 Kevin Kolb, Houston (Stephenville) 2nd
  • 2008 Matt Flynn, LSU (Tyler Lee) 7th
  • 2009 Matthew Stafford, Georgia (High. Park) 1st, Stephen McGee, Texas A&M (Burnet) 4th, Rhett Bomar, SHSU (Grand Prairie) 5th, Keith Null, W. Texas A&M (Lampasas) 6th
  • 2010 Colt McCoy, Texas (Tuscola Jim Ned) 3rd, John Skelton, Fordham (EP Burgess) 5th
  • 2011 Christian Ponder, Fla. St. (Col. Heritage) 1st, Andy Dalton, TCU (Katy) 2nd, Ryan Mallett, Arkansas (Texas High) 3rd, Greg McElroy, Alabama (SL Carroll) 7th
  • 2012 Andrew Luck, Stanford (Houston Stratford) 1st, Robert Griffin III, Baylor (Copperas Cove) 1st, Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M (Big Spring) 1st, Nick Foles, Arizona (Austin Westlake) 3rd

While it is easy to see that extra reps during the "off season" make quarterbacks more effective, what about the other positions?  Are the Dez Bryants of the world evidence that the passing targets are the next big thing to come from all the 7 on 7 action?  Perhaps as secondaries around the state adjust to the more wide-open offenses, the corners and safeties from the Lone Star state will get more play on NFL draft day.  What are your thoughts?  Who do you think is the "next big thing" to come from the 7 on 7 phenomenon?

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