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Graham Harrell To Work Out With Packers

Graham Harrell

Harrell can sling it.

We usually don’t post stuff about guys who work out for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers simply don’t sign many of them, but Graham Harrell is an interesting case.

If you recall, Harrell was Texas Tech’s quarterback in 2008, when he absolutely torched the Big 12, throwing for 5,111 yards and 45 touchdowns. He was also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

All of that got Harrell nothing. He went undrafted and attended the Cleveland Browns’ rookie camp, but wasn’t signed. Harrell ended up playing for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2009 and they subsequently released him in this April.

Certainly, Harrell was somewhat a product of Texas Tech’s pass-happy offensive attack, but the guy didn’t throw for 5,000 yards by accident.

Word is, Harrell will work out for the Packers this week.

While we’d be willing to bet his chances of sticking with the Packers are slim, Harrell is indeed an interesting name for a Packers team that didn’t carry a third quarterback in 2009.


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  1. packy May 14, 2010

    Fantastic. He is a smart, quality QB with loads of potential.

  2. Taryn May 15, 2010

    Nothing to lose by giving this kid a true test.

  3. Roy Seay May 16, 2010

    Harrell can play.
    He hates to lose and he finds a way to win.
    Uncanny at putting the ball in the player’s hands.

  4. Bill Suter May 17, 2010

    Good job Packers….to see some of the players drafted last year and no one even giving him a look. He is total class and a brilliant QB. No one made comment after he shattered his hand in his last game against Baylor. He had them wrap it and went out and passed for almost 200 yards in one half to bring them back from behind. He had close to a dozen pins put in his hand the next day. Tough player and someone will benefit from him big time if they just give him a chance…..hope it will be the pack!

  5. John May 18, 2010

    Graham should be given the chance to play on a pro team. If McCoy, Chase Daniels, Tebow, Stephen McGee (who sucks balls) and others got drafted and Graham didn’t Pro Scouts got it wrong. Graham is a winner and proved it. How could Texas Tech be ranked 2nd in the Nation at one point when they had never been ranked that high before. It STARTS AT THE QUARTERBACK POSITION. THE LEADER OF THE TEAM. If they hadn’t got beat by Oklahoma and gone on to the National Championship Harrell would of been drafted. GIVE THE GUY A SHOT HE DESERVES IT. BETTER QB THAN no name QB’s.

  6. coatart May 19, 2010

    He was the best QB of the Leach era, he throws the ball accurately, he is FABULOUS at making pre snap reads, and he has a great grasp of the game. Also, he has a lot of guts standing in the pocket…no happy feet.

  7. Tobias May 19, 2010

    Graham is money in clutch situations. Everyone remembers the strike to Crabtree to beat Texas, but Graham Harrell also threw last second, game-winning td’s against Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M during his career. The 2006 game vs Texas A&M was nails.

  8. Chris May 19, 2010

    Sources say he signed with the packers today. I’m a long time houston football fan.. but with Harrell at Greenbay.. I’m not going to miss a game!

  9. Debbie May 19, 2010

    I’m in Houston too … now even the Saints have lost us. Greenbay – and – Graham Harrell … here we come!! (and, he is going to be soooo cute in the Packers uniform!!)