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Blaine Gabbert has decided to go to the NFL, but what does
that mean for the Missouri Tiger football program?
Yesterday, University of Missouri junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert announced his intention to leave school prior to his senior season in order to pursue a chance to play in the NFL and be a first round pick in the upcoming draft.
This is the best thing to happen to head coach Gary Pinkel's program since they were ranked number one for one short week during the 2007 season.
Sure, Mizzou will miss Gabbert's talents. Gabbert threw for 3,186 yards and 16 touchdowns while completing 63.7% of his pass attempts. Numbers like these and his NFL ready 6 foot 6 inch frame and rocket throwing arm are the main reason ESPN's Todd McShay has Gabbert ranked as the 2nd best quarterback in the upcoming NFL draft.
The "Blaine Train" will certainly be missed.
But Gabbert leaving early as a likely first rounder will make the Missouri Tiger football program ...
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Missouri Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert will forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft. Gabbert will leave the Tigers as one the greatest quarterbacks in the school’s history. He threw for 3,186 yards and 16 touchdowns in final season, while running for 232 yards and five more scores. Gabbert has some impressive career [...]
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by Chris BurkeFiled under: NFL Draft, NFL QuarterbacksMissouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert will enter the 2011 NFL Draft, skipping his senior season with the Tigers. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound junior announced his decision Monday.
"This is definitely a bittersweet day for me," Gabbert said in a statement, according to The Kansas City Star. "I was really looking forward...
If you've paid attention to the draftier portions of ESPN's bowl coverage over the last two weeks, you may have noticed that the longstanding trinity of coveted, draft-eligible quarterbacks assured of going in the first round in April – Stanford's Andrew Luck, Arkansas' Ryan Mallett and Washington's Jake Locker – had been joined by a new interloper: Missouri...
With Andrew Luck's decision to return to Stanford for his senior season and complete his degree, Missouri Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert could very well be the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft...Begin Slideshow