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Wyoming QB Brett Smith declares for NFL Draft

Wyoming, NFL DraftUniversity of Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith is the school’s all-time leader in total offense with 10,365 yards and is towards the top in several other categories. So, in a quarterback class that’s been highly touted, it just got a bit deeper (not in love with that sentence structure, but don’t care enough really to go back and fix it.).

Smith has opted to skip his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

“In all honesty I thought about it for a long time and I just want to pursue the NFL dream,” said Smith in a phone interview Friday night.

“It’s been my dream since I was a little kid to be an NFL quarterback. I have an opportunity now and I want to go try and take it.”

Smith said he filed the necessary paperwork to make himself eligible for the draft. He said he hasn’t hired an agent yet, but plans to do so. He also mentioned that he isn’t doing this off of specific evaluations from pro scouts about where he could be taken in the draft. That sounds a little stupid, but maybe he also has an intolerable roommate at Wyoming who plays loud music and constantly asks him to go down and hang out in the cafeteria while said roommate hooks up with his girlfriend in their dorm room. That might make you want to move on too.

“Based off the evaluation that didn’t have anything to do with it, or not a lot to do with it,” Smith said. “At the end of the day I wanted to go and try and take on my biggest dream.”

Considering the dearth of NFL quarterback talent and the risk of injury should he play another year in college, we say go for it.

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