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Brink Drafted By Texans

by tlewis

Posted on October 19, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Washington State's Alex Brink was picked by the Houston Texans in the 7th Round of today's NFL Draft (the 223rd overall selection).

There are currently five quarterbacks on the Texans roster. Matt Schaub (last year's starter), Sage Rosenfels (started a few games when Schaub got hurt), Shane Boyd (spent most of the season on practice squad, but backed up Rosenfels when Schaub went down), Quinn Gray (started two games for Jacksonville last year), and Brink. Needless to say, WSU's record breaking QB has some stiff competition.

I just talked to Brink who said he's excited about the opportunity and he feels like this validates him as a quarterback. He realizes there are people out there who doubt him (and have always doubted him) and he hopes getting drafted will start to change the way they see him.

No other Cougars were drafted, but several signed as free agents. These are the guys I know signed so far (and where they went):

Michael Bumpus -- Seattle Seahawks

Jed Collins -- Philadelphia Eagles

Husain Abdullah -- Minnesota Vikings

Charles Dillon -- Indianapolis Colts

Stay tuned for more updates...