You know the drill by now. If you don't...well shame on you. Today we have our first "directional" player. I know right? Pretty sweet.
#46: QB Andy Schmitt, Eastern Michigan
The Verdict: Has there been a more physically gifted athlete playing on a worse football team in the MAC conference over the past four seasons? We're open for debate on the issue (Eugene Jarvis comes to mind), but when it comes to players who just can't seem to buy a break, Schmitt certainly makes the short list. What we really want to know is whether or not the 6-foot-4 inch quarterback can finally lead his Eagles to bowl eligibility in 2009, a hereto now elusive prospect for the often injured Schmitt, who was never fully effective last season after injuring his shoulder in week three. While fellow MAC quarterback Dan LeFevour often gets compared to Tim Tebow, it's the slightly thicker Schmitt who combines the physical and battering ram like athleticism of Tebow with solid arm strength and accuracy. A career 63% passer, Schmitt should benefit immensely from eight other returning starters on the Eagle offense this fall, and if he can stay healthy he should compete for a spot on an All-Conference team. If that happens, the only question left may be whether or not he gets a shot at the NFL as a quarterback or as a tight end.