#27: QB Kellen Moore, Boise State
The Verdict: The Broncos have had some tremendous quarterbacks over the last decade, including Fiesta Bowl winner Jared Zabransky. With little in the way of established depth headed into the 2008 season the position was expected to be down a notch in 2008, but the emergence of redshirt freshmen Kellen Moore proved that Boise’s WAC dominance isn’t likely to take a hit any time soon. Moore, who was named the National Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 386 yards in Boise’s 37-32 of then 17th ranked Oregon last season, was among the best freshmen performers in the country a season ago, and finished his inaugural campaign with a phenomenal 69.4% completion rate. His 3486 yards passing and 25-10 ratio helped to earn him second team All-WAC honors, but it was his poise and veteran-like leadership qualities which helped the Broncos roll to an undefeated regular season. Along with five other returning starters on offense, Moore gives Boise State an excellent shot to get back to a BCS bowl game in 2009.