From what I remember around 2007, Troy was knocked viciously due to:
1. Being stomped on by a powerful Florida Gators defense in the 2007 BCS Bowl with Ginn injured on the sideline (with Derrick Harvey on the D-line), in which his stock dropped dramatically. (Bowl 'failures' always result in this, even though Ohio lost as a 'collective' to a powerful Gators team; again, made up of Derrick Harvey, Tebow, and Percy Harvin.)
2. His height (5'9 - 6'0)
3. His then 'questionable' work ethic (loaded up on brownies at Heisman banquets,
skipped a number of NFL Combine workouts, and put in a meager effort on the ones he participated in).
Troy is your typical case of youthful foolishness -turned- 'grounded-leader'. After being drafted in the 5th round it really gave Troy a reality check, and it appears (to the least now) he's grown from it. Kid could have been a day 1 pick, Troy's passing accuracy at the combine was on par with Kevin Kolb's.
[ Edited by SnakePlissken on Nov 6, 2010 at 6:08 PM ]