Boise St. Broncos quarterback Kellen Moore is projected as a late-round quarterback prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft due to concerns about his arm strength and lack of height, but that doesn't mean he can't contribute at the next level. Steve Muench of ESPN profiled late-round QBs that could hold value, and he thinks Moore has something to offer a team like the Denver Broncos. The Broncos signed former Colorado St. Rams QB Caleb Hanie in the offseason, but Muench says Moore could still be the perfect No. 3 option as a late-round draft pick that could learn behind free agent prize and future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. Here is a bit of the analysis from Muench:
...the NFL is a bottom-line business, and there is no substitute for winners. Moore won more games (50) than any other quarterback in NCAA history, and he's at his best when the game is on the line. He doesn't have Wilson's mobility, but Moore is the son of a coach and makes sound decisions and has the potential to develop into another coach on the sideline.
Denver signed Caleb Hanie to back up Peyton Manning and he has some upside, but Hanie isn't the clear heir apparent and the Broncos could be in the market for a No. 3 quarterback. The idea of Moore learning the trade from Manning is intriguing to say the least, and the thin air in Denver would help him in terms of throwing the deep ball.
SB Nation's NFL Draft site, Mocking The Draft lists Moore as the No. 15 QB prospect in the 2012 draft class and offers a quick scouting report on the former Boise State star here.
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