Connor Brewer was in the class of 2012. The one class that Michigan infamously did not take a QB. Brewer was offered by Michigan.
According to Brewer's Rivals profile, he was a 4-star QB and the #10 pro style QB in the nation.
Originally a Texas Longhorn, he transferred to Arizona and sat out a season.
Brewer is 6'2, 206.
Those two years of eligibility look nice. Do want or?
Arizona QB Connor Brewer received a release from his scholarship to transfer today. Brewer will have a degree and 2 years to play.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 15, 2015
Per Adam Schefter.
He's been with the organization since 2007, and he "won't meddle with personnel decisions," but he has no head coaching experience (unless you include 1 year with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe and one game as an interim in SF). Smart, San Francisco. Real smart.
But hey, your stupidity is our gain.
According to the Big House Report blog, DG is turning a few heads and performing well in practices at WR. Hope he successfully make the transition to WR (again) and gets some good pub going into the draft.
Also, an interesting link from NFL.com on "who's talking to who" at practices:
Atlanta Falcons have met with both DG and JR, and looks like the Vikings may also be interested in DG.
Another article from yesterday on nfl.com on DG's transition
Asked to provide a self-scouting report, Gardner said, "Good athlete. A lot of range. A little raw. Competes like hell." He did look more at ease during drills Tuesday than he did on Monday's opening day. He looked to be more comfortable getting into his cuts and appeared a bit more natural catching the ball. But he did admit there were times Tuesday when he thought about being at quarterback again, most notably "every time I got a bad ball. Come on -- there's no pass rush.",
Another site, realgm, has a few tidtbits.
Former Michigan QB Devin Gardner is moving back to wide receiver, where he played for the Wolverines before donning #98 and took over for Denard Robinson. He’s an outstanding athlete, and he moves like a bigger wideout should with purpose to his steps. His hands have proven inconsistent, with a lot of drops on shorter routes where the ball is getting to him too quickly. He needs to learn to get his head around quicker and have his hands ready to make the catch. The raw ability is there, but it’s not going to be a quick transformation. I like the concept of taking him in the 6th or 7th round and stashing him on the practice squad for a year, which I believe is his impending fate.
Unfortunately, has Jake Ryan in the "guys who are not having good weeks so far" category:
Michigan LB Jake Ryan looked terribly stiff in coverage drills and too passive in team session
I don't forget anything.