Draft Scout Snapshot:BIG FALLER: DS Rating on 9/1/09: #8 QB, #147/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 5 2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite…2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 37-(-82)-(-2.2)-2; Pass: 435-234-53.8-3224-24-14; FAU team MVP…earned Sun Belt Player of the Week honors following ULL performance…named FAU's Shula Bowl MVP for the third consecutive year; recorded five touchdown passes and led the team to an overtime victory…earned the offensive game ball following the FIU game as well as Sun Belt Player of the Week honors…Motor City Bowl Offensive MVP with 20-35-0 for 306 yards and two touchdowns in the 24-21 win over Central Michigan. 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 39-(-116)-(-3)-2; Pass: 479-281-58.7-3688-32-9; First team All-Sun Belt, Player of the Year…had a record-setting game against Minnesota in the program’s and Sun Belt Conference’s first win against a Big 10 team; earned the game ball, named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week and National Player of the Week by USAToday.com…earned Sun Belt Player of the Week for his performance against USF…named SBC Offensive Player of the Week after FIU game… served as game captain at FIU … named New Orleans Bowl MVP after guiding FAU to a 44-27 victory over Memphis in the program’s first bowl appearance with five touchdown passes. 2006: 12 GP; 3 GS; Rush: 25-(-110)-(-4.4)-0; Pass: 194-108-55.7-1285-6-8; Earned the starting spot for the opener, but moved into a back-up position afterwards … averaged more than nine passes a game until an injury moved him back into the starting role, a position he held the remainder of the season…most productive game was against Troy in which he tossed 37 passes and connected 24 times for a season and career high 312 yards, including two touchdowns. 2005: Had a strong first fall of practice…traveled with the team and worked with the coaches calling in the play…elected to redshirt.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 6/176 -- Rusty Smith, QB, 6-5, 230, Florida Atlantic, Smith's size and arm made him the choice for a developmental quarterback. - by The Sports Xchange
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