After a stellar career at Louisville, quarterback Brian Brohm was selected in the second round of the National Football League Draft with the No. 56 pick by the Green Bay Packers. Brohm was the third quarterback taken on Saturday, behind Boston College’s Matt Ryan and Delaware’s Joe Flacco.
Projected as a possible first round pick after leading Louisville to a 12-1 record and a win in the Orange Bowl as a junior, Brohm slipped to the second round for variety of reasons, including these published by USA Today.
“(Brohm) does not have a huge arm or any other elite physical attribute. Sometimes gets in trouble when he drops his release point and probably needs to be in a short-yardage, high percentage scheme. Injury concerns include shoulder surgery to repair a torn left labrum after the 2006 season and a torn right anterior cruciate ligament in late 2005. Had a good, not great, senior year. Disappointed teams by skipping the Senior Bowl."
Brohm is the Big East conferences all-time record holder in passing yardage, becoming the first player in league history to throw for over 10,000 yards (10,775). He finished second on the school's career-record list with 780 pass completions and 1,185 pass attempts. He compiled a 24-9 record as a starter.
In Green Bay, Brohm will team for former Louisville offensive lineman Jason Spitz. He’ll begin his career behind Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Packers General Manager Ted Thompson said Saturday that Brohm won’t compete with Rodgers for the starting job next season.