[/quote]I can tell you honestly that Manning went #1 because of his family's name. "Hey, Archie was great. Peyton's great. Therefore, Eli's great" is the mentality most teams saw. History is the biggest influence in drafting...it's the one thing teams see set in stone.....[/quote]
Eli holds 45 Ole Miss single-game, season and career records ... the fifth player in SEC history to record 10,000 career passing yards ... Is the Rebels’ career passing leader with 9,860 yards, which is also fifth on the SEC’s all-time list ... Ranks first on the Ole Miss career list and fourth in SEC history with 1,332 passing attempts ... 807 career completions is an Ole Miss record and fourth in SEC history ... Is first on the Ole Miss career list and third on SEC all-time chart with 79 TD passes ... Enters the SBC Cotton Bowl ranking first on the school career lists for pass efficiency (137.23) and average yards per attempt (7.27) ... His 137.23 pass efficiency rating is seventh on the SEC’s career list ... Recorded the lowest career percentage of interceptions thrown at Ole Miss at 2.55, which is also tied for the third-lowest in SEC history ... Is first all-time on the school’s career list for 200-yard passing games (31), 250-yard passing games (22), 300-yard passing games (10) and 350-yard passing games (6) ... 83 career TDs responsible for (79 pass, 4 rush) is first on the school’s career list and tied for fourth in SEC history ... Ranks first on the school’s career chart for total offensive plays with 1,459 ... Has 9,724 career yards of total offense to rank first all-time at Ole Miss and fifth in SEC history ... Has a career average of 6.66 yards per offensive play to rank first on the school’s career list ... Ranks first all-time at Ole Miss with a career average of 231.5 yards of total offense per game ... Is the Rebels’ career leader in 300-yard total offense games (9) and 350-yard total offense games (6) ... Career 60.6-percent completion percentage is second all-time at Ole Miss ... Career average of 12.2 yards per completion ranks second all-time at Ole Miss.
I suppose that had nothing to do with it?