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Keith Null (QB)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 222
Conference: Lone Star
Hometown: Lampasas, TX
High School: Lampasas
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Selected by: St. Louis Rams
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 23 (196)
Pick Analysis: Null is a tall quarterback with a live arm. He's got very good accuracy and has good speed for his size. He was very productive in college. He'll probably start out as the third-stringer in St. Louis.
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He might play for tiny West Texas A&M, but Null forced NFL scouts to look up his game film by putting up incredible numbers in 2008 to cap off a record-setting career. He leaves WT holding the program record for most passing yards in a season (4,134 in 2007) and a career (9,769).

He has the requisite size NFL teams look for in a quarterback, but must overcome the obvious concern about the level of competition he faced in Division II. But he's a quick learner and highly efficient - he completed 67.5 percent of his career passes.

He was invited to the Cactus Bowl all-star game in January, where he completed 19 of 27 passes, including a touchdown.

Null was coached for most of three seasons by former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, who was the WT quarterbacks coach in 2008 until leaving the program abruptly in November.

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Positives: Cerebral passer. Reads defenses quickly and rarely throws into coverage. Good understanding of the offense. Can look off the defender and check down to his secondary options. Good setup and delivery. Good accuracy in the short and medium range zones. Can hit the receiver in stride. Ascending talent with the size and experience worthy of developing.

Negatives: Comes from a spread offense. Has enough athleticism to handle the transition to a regular dropback scheme, but will need time. Questionable arm strength. Struggles to drive the deep out and too often sails deep passes. Was not invited to the upper level all-star games or the Combine and therefore has plenty of questions about his ability to adjust to NFL speed.

Injury Report

2007: Null missed a pair of games (vs. Angelo State, vs. Central Oklahoma) due to an undisclosed injury.

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