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Sleeper QB To Watch

Mike Reilly
6'3" 214 lbs
Central Washington

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This kid has has the potential to be a diamond in the rough.  He's projected as a 5-7 round pick mainly because of the level of competition he faced.

Now it's true, Reilly did play on the DII level, but he was originally a Washington State recruit before transfering after his redshirt freshman year.  He went on to become one of the best players in DII history, winning their equivalent of the Heisman last season.

I became aware of this guy after seeing him play against the Montana Grizzlies last season.  He made some of the best throws I've ever seen, one's that translate no matter what the level.

For some video evidence, scroll down and check out the highlights or that game.

http://www.montanagrizzlies.com/pages/media_item.aspx?n=7076&m=18

Since it's a complete highlight package I'll pick the best moments out for you:

2:37 - Reilly completes a pinpoint throw to the back of the endzone where only his man can catch it.

3:41 - An amazing job scrabling away from mulitiple defenders and keeping his balance, then throwing it right between the defenders down the sideline for a big gain.

6:04 - This is the most amazing throw I've ever seen in person.  A split second before getting hit he completes a bomb to a WR who catches it perfectly in stride.  I could watch this throw on repeat, for a day and not get tired of it.  Keep in mind that this is with 4:00 left in the game, trailing by 2 scores against a Top 5 I-AA team (they'd later go on to score again and take the lead, only to have Montana score in the final seconds).

Personally, I believe that if McDaniels thinks he's God's gift to QB development he should prove it.  Reilly clearly has the talent, so maybe we can see if he can get coached up.

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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