Saturday, April 26, 2008

Packers take QB Brian Brohm

With their second pick in today's draft, #56 overall, the Packers took Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm, who some had projected as a late first round pick. Steve Young -- who knows a little bit about the position -- said on ESPN's coverage that while this is a good pick for the Packers it does nothing but put even more pressure on Aaron Rodgers. Young said Brohm is not a project, but is ready to play now. Another commentator said Brohm was the "steal of the draft. The Packers site has this to say about Brohm, who is 6'3", 228 lbs.: "Brian started 33 games at Louisville. He closed his career as the Big East Conference's all-time record holder in passing yardage, becoming the first player in league history to throw for over 10,000 yards (10,775) He finished second on the school's career-record list with 780 pass completions and 1,185 pass attempts. He compiled a 24-9 record as a starter."

We knew the Pack would take a QB. But getting Brohm -- the third QB taken in the draft -- is indeed a steal.

In an on-air interview, Brohm said he talked with Coach Mike McCarthy. Brohm said he felt the Packers would be a great fit for him with the West Coast offense.

Here's the scouting profile on Brohm.