Originally posted by alwaysa49erfan:Originally posted by TexasNiner:
I'd take McCoy over Bradford, but I think both have their issues. Bradford strikes me as the type who relies a little too much on being the best player on the field and having the most talent around him.
That will be different this year and will be VERY different at the next level. I'm not sure he has the ability to succeed when he doesn't have the advantage of everyone around him being less talented than he or his teammates.
Colt is the opposite, he's less talented physically, but in terms of leadership and mental aptitude, I see him being much more prepared for the NFL. But I'm not sure he has the physical tools as other pro QBs. But that can be developed more than the mental side of the game.
However, I'm also in the camp the in spite of what some critics think, Tebow may be the best of the bunch. The kid is just a gamer and it has nothing to do with gimmick offenses or trick plays. He can't be stopped. And you can't tell me that guys like Shaun Hill, Kyle Orton, and Chad Pennington (just to name a few) have arms SO much better than his that they can hold down starting jobs in the NFL and yet someone with his skills has no shot.
Interesting view on Bradford. The funny thing is look how Bradford's big weapons did in the draft. Inglesias and Johnson both went late. Bradford does have Gresham to throw to but that's about it as big time names go. Also take a look at the line, Loadholt and Duke went later than expected. Both had flaws and weren't exactly great. Cooper went undrafted I believe. Trent Williams was and probably is their best lineman. I just don't think his talent was that unbelievable around him like everyone assumed.
A lot of people slipped in this draft. I look at it like this: He lost more than half of his line and two WRs to the NFL. That's a lot to lose in one off season. Also, where they were drafted has no bearing on how good they may actually be, they could all turn out to be studs, who knows? What he does have going for him is I don't see defenses getting any better in the Big12. Maybe Texas, but they lost most of their Dline. Also, no one is considering Bradford may stay at OU. It sounds ridiculous, but so did staying this year. He's from Oklahoma and is living his dream. He could easily pull a Leinart, dumb as that would be.