Brian Brohm of Louisville, Chad Henne of Michigan and Colt Brennan of Hawaii all flirted with the idea of leaving school early before deciding to extend their college careers, and the result is a loaded 2008 draft class. Like Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn before him, Brohm is in the unenviable position of being the consensus top senior quarterback prospect. NFL scouts have already placed him under the microscope and have the next eight months to scrutinize his every move intensely. Based on film study so far, Brohm has even more potential blemishes to cover up as a senior.
Henne has first-round potential, if he cuts down on mental mistakes as a senior. Brennan will continue his assault on NCAA passing records this fall, but his draft stock will eventually take a hit due to concerns regarding his size, past character issues and the passer-friendly system in which he plays.
The wild card of the group is fast-rising Andre' Woodson from Kentucky. The light finally came on for him as a junior in 2006, when he threw 31 touchdown passes against just seven interceptions. That came after a sophomore season in which Woodson's interception total (six) matched his touchdown total. If he can carry his current momentum through his senior season, Woodson has the size, arm strength and athleticism to crack the first round.