Apollos draft Garrett Gilbert 7th overall in QB Draft
The inaugural QB Protect or Pick Draft was held tonight in Las Vegas, and the Apollos chose to pick. They drafted former Texas Longhorn and SMU signal caller Garrett Gilbert in the first round.
Gilbert played his college ball at both Texas (two seasons plus a redshirt year) and Southern Methodist (SMU, two seasons). He still holds several records at SMU including one for throwing seven touchdown passes in a single game. He was drafted out of college by the Rams in 2014 in the 6th round.
After being cut by the Rams, Gilbert signed with the Patriots practice squad, winning a Super Bowl ring with the team. After being cut by the Pats, Gilbert bounced around to the Lions and the Raiders before ultimately landing with the Panthers. There he saw his first active roster duty as Cam Newton’s backup.
Gilbert projects to be the starter for the Apollos. Oddsmakers have him at 6 to 1 to win the league MVP. The field is the favorite at 2 to 1, but he’s second among named players to San Diego’s Josh Johnson at 5 to 1.