Over the next several weeks, we'll look at how injuries have impacted NFL Draft prospects. Entering the season, some compared Houston's Case Keenum to Drew Brees. Others say he is a system quarterback only.
Right now, Keenum's NFL future is floating somewhere in limbo. The star quarterback tore his ACL on Sept. 18 and applied for a sixth year of eligibility in October. Keenum is set to graduate in December.
Because the NCAA has no timetable on making a decision, Keenum is stuck in a waiting pattern. Go pro now and it's unlikely he'll get drafted before the fifth round. Stay in college and who knows.
As a pro prospect, he's better than Chang and Harrell. Keenum's best asset is his timing. He shows good anticipation of where his receivers will be and when. His accuracy is very good and he's poised in the pocket. The big negatives on Keenum are his height (6'1) and his less-than-stellar arm strength. Still, it's not implausible that Keenum is better than someone like Christian Ponder.