Oct 26, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs quarterback Garrett Gilbert (11) sets to pass against the Temple Owls during the first half of a college football game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles on hand as SMU QB Garrett Gilbert shines in Pro Day


SMU QB Garrett Gilbert has had one of the more interesting journeys through college football. After it seemed as if he was the future of the Texas Longhorns football program when he took over for an injured Colt McCoy in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game, and played rather well, he ended up losing the job and transferring to SMU.

On Friday, with his long college journey now over, he went out for his Pro Day and impressed everyone in attendance according to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt, which included coaching staffs from the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.

Brandt was so impressed, that he believes Gilbert’s draft stock could take a major jump.


As stated, Gilbert was not one of the signal callers that was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine back in February, but he proved today that he very well should have been.

In regards to the two teams in attendance, with the signing of Mark Sanchez, it’s unlikely that the Eagles could look in the direction of quarterback in the draft, but the Cowboys may be in the market to grab someone to compete with the recently-acquired Brandon Weeden.

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