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Weeden's situation would be totally different if he were the typical 22-year-old quarterback coming out of college after leading a prolific offense with his powerful right arm. Instead, he has to answer the same question again and again about his age - he'll turn 29 during his rookie season, a product of the five years he spent pitching in the minor leagues before playing football at Oklahoma State. Weeden says his age is an advantage due to his maturity, but some rebuilding NFL teams may be hesitant to invest a high pick in a player already on the brink of 30. He also has to deflect the inevitable comparisons to Chris Weinke, who won a Heisman Trophy at Florida State after playing minor league baseball, but was drafted in the fourth round at age 28 and faded into a backup role after a rocky rookie year. There's reason to believe Weeden could be more successful after he led the Cowboys into the conversation for a spot in the BCS title game before they eventually settled for an overtime Fiesta Bowl win over Andrew Luck and Stanford. Weeden threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns in that game, capping a season in which he largely rewrote the passing section of the Oklahoma State record books and ranked second in the nation with 4,727 passing yards. He has prototypical size for an NFL quarterback and there's no doubt about his arm strength, but he's not very mobile and does not throw well on the run. Playing in a spread offense in Stillwater allowed Weeden to show off his quick release, sharp accuracy and adept decision making, although spread QBs usually confront doubts about how they'd perform in a different type of system. Weeden's strong leadership and ability to perform in the clutch - he went 23-3 as the starter over his last two seasons - will translate to any situation. Some scouts have him ranked as the third QB behind Luck and Robert Griffin III, and despite his age, he has a chance to be drafted in the second round - just as he was by the New York Yankees 10 years ago.