Former University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum knows he will need more than NCAA passing records to convince scouts he is ready to play in the NFL.
Even though he set career records for touchdowns and yards passing while leading the Cougars to a 13-1 record and a victory over Penn State in the TicketCity Bowl, Keenum is expected to be a mid- to low-round pick in next month’s NFL draft.
Keenum, an Abilene native who accepted the only scholarship offer he had coming out of high school, is 6-0 5⁄8, 208 and lacks the kind of arm strength scouts covet.
“He’s a good quarterback who’s short by today’s standards,” Green Bay scout Alonzo Highsmith said. “He lacks the big arm, but he can make most of the throws. And he’s a winner. He helped make Houston a 13-win team. Without him, they would have been a...