Check out the Parkway West NFL draft party as graduate Blaine Gabbert was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fans and students gathered at Parkway West Thursday night for a draft watching party and to support Parkway West graduate Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert was selected tenth overall in the first round by the Jacksonville Jaguars. View photos of the draft party in the above slideshow. Read Full Story: Gabbert Drafted by NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars See photos of Gabbert's recent visit to Parkway West: Blaine Gabbert Signs Autographs to Help Parkway West
Blaine Gabbert, who grew up in Ballwin and attended Parkway West, was drafted by Jacksonville.
Blaine Gabbert most likely wasn't banking on a career in the NFL when he was leading Parkway West High School as the Longhorns' quarterback before graduating in 2008. But, after two winning seasons as starting quarterback at the University of Missouri, and an onslaught of media hype regarding his NFL future, Gabbert’s entrance into the NFL is a reality. What few, if any, draft observers expected, however, was seeing Gabbert taken by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the 10th overall pick—a relatively low spot for the 21-year-old who many rated as the No. 1 quarterback draft prospect. "I was expecting to get drafted by the end of the night," Gabbert said on ESPN. "I had no preconceived notions coming into tonight. And hey, I'm a No. 10 overall …