Friday, January 2, 2009
Sanchez Leads USC to Rose Bowl Win
The list of quality QB's out of USC recently is pretty strong and I think Mark Sanchez, the junior, might be the best of the crop that includes Matt Leinart, John David Booty and maybe even Carson Palmer.
Sanchez threw for 413 yards and four scores in yesterday's Rose Bowl versus a game Penn State team that got crushed in the second quarter, but came back strong in the second half.
What I like about Sanchez is his mechanics and energy. He doesn't move around the well, but he throws strikes, is ready to throw the ball immediately after setting up and his balance will help him to remain an accurate thrower. Sounded like from the commentators that he plans to stay around for his senior year and that is probably a very good thing for him, except his coordinator Steve Sarkisian is now the University of Washington's head coach, so that will have an impact. Regardless, look for Sanchez to be at the top of the NFL prospect list for 2010.