One-time blue-chip prospect Rhett Bomar is getting his blue-chip rating back. Bomar has rebounded from his dismissal from Oklahoma and a major knee rehabilitation and early reports have him shining at the Senior Bowl showcase for NFL prospects in Mobile, Ala. this week.
NFL scouts have been circling Sam Houston State since the end of Bomar's ultra successful final year for the Bearkats. The same arm-strength and athleticism that made him a major recruit out of Grand Prairie when he signed with Oklahoma are now getting Bomar predicted as a first-day NFL draft pick in April.
"Rhett had a great season," said Bomar's dad, Callisburg coach Jerry Bomar. "He came back from the ACL injury in six months and is now being rated by a lot of clubs as the No. 1 senior quarterback in the draft. "He has a chance to be a second-round draft choice and I am told that his stock is rising. He's represented by Brett Favre's agent. I am very proud of Rhett and he has already graduated from Sam Houston"
On the first day of Senior Bowl workouts, Bomar was the first player to get buzz in many evalutations: Scouting report: "Quarterback Rhett Bomar from Sam Houston State is a player to keep an eye on. He's a former transfer from Oklahoma. Bomar has a rocket for an arm with a very quick release. He is ahead of Texas Tech's Graham Harrell as the top senior quarterback in this year's draft and should be taken in the third or fourth round."
Bomar is the Bearkats' all-time total offense and passing with 5,564 yards in 19 games and career leader in total offense with 6,159 yards.
He is a two-time All-Southland Conference selection and ended the 2008 season ranked second in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision total offense (354.2 yards per game) and fourth in passing offense (335.5 yards per contest).
Bomar passed for more than 300 yards in nine games during his Bearkat career. He threw for passes of more than 50 yards 10 times including a long of 80. He is one of only 11 players in NCAA FCS history to throw for more than 300 yards and rush for more than 100 yards in a single game (against North Dakota State in 2007). The Senior Bowl is college football's premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the nation's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by more than 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel.