Here are the SEC quarterbacks that have been chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft in the last ten years:
- 2011: Cam Newton
- 2010: Tim Tebow
- 2009: Matthew Stafford
- 2007: JaMarcus Russell
- 2006: Jay Cutler
- 2005: Jason Campbell
- 2004: Eli Manning
- 2003: Rex Grossman
Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray were spectacular as freshmen in different ways. While Bray piled up yardage against bad teams in November, Murray was the starter from day one. Murray's yardage may have been smaller - 234.5 yards per game in 2010, still good for third in the league among those who started all season - but it was his accuracy and touchdown/interception ratio that were truly impressive. Bray threw 10 interceptions in limited action. Murray threw just 8 in 13 games.
Coming into the season, the promo was easy: the cerebral quarterback vs. the gunslinger. Bray would throw for more yards, more touchdowns, and more interceptions, but Murray would make all the right decisions and lead his team with pinpoint accuracy and a few timely runs.
Instead, here's what's happened:
- Completion Percentage: Bray 68.5, Murray 61.5
- Yards Per Game: Bray 332, Murray 220
- Yards Per Attempt: Bray 9.3, Murray 8.1
- TD/INT: Bray 14/2, Murray 13/6