Chase Holbrook put up big numbers last year and his name popping up amongst the NFL is not a huge surprise by any stretch.
I haven’t seen Holbrook take a live snap in a game as of yet but a few things do stand out to me when breaking things down. One, he threw very little interceptions while putting the ball in the air a ton. People say he has a strong arm and he does have nice size as well at 6-5, 235.
Still, questions will hound him if he is a “system” QB. NMSU’s offense asks him to throw, throw and throw some more. He has a ton of options in the passing game and uses them all effectively. Tim Couch garnered a No. 1 overall pick playing under Mumme at Kentucky and bottomed out as a pro. Right or wrong, people will ask the same things of Holbrook.
To say that he is a first-round pick right now is ridiculous and to say in 2009 he’s No. 1 overall is preposterous. A lot can happen this year and things change quickly in the NFL. All Holbrook can do is to keep producing in the offense — and lead the team to more wins. He’ll get his numbers. If NMSU can put up an improved season record wise, it will continue to add to his exposure. The supporters will point to the stats. The doubters will point to the system. The only guarantee is that he’ll continue to chuck it early and often