Originally posted by KRS-1:Originally posted by MadDog49er:
I'd probably take Jimmy Clausen over the group of them.
That was a very impressive performance today against USC. Very smart player. Knew when to throw the ball away, moves well in the pocket, and steps into throws, even when the rush is in his face.
He's a really savvy QB, and has enough arm strength to play at the next level.
Well there goes your webzone credibility because you chose a ND QB.
I too would take Clausen and some reasons you may have left out....good leadership ability and a true competitor. Poised, mentally and physically tough and tenacious.
That being said the WZ for the most part would not agree with the 49ers if they chose Clausen I bet. If his name is not Theismann or Montana then he is just another ND QB waiting to bust around these parts. I personally think staying in school to continue to work on his game and gain another year of experience would be the best thing he could do for himself.
The thing I want to see from a college QB is the ability to make good decisions, and solid throws, when faced with guys in his face. That is why I was so high on Matt Ryan a few years ago. He played at a high level, even though his offensive line was a sieve his senior year.
Clausen looked very smooth and polished, even though facing a tough USC front four, who was in his face much of the game.
On the flipside, I am very hesitant to believe Bradford will be a big-time NFL QB since his jersey was perfectly white all last year (his OL was phenomenal). Virtually any QB can be a star in the NFL if they are given a perfect pocket and plenty of time to throw. Show me a guy who is having guys in his face all day, and yet steps into his throws, flows outside of the pocket when facing pressure, and unloads the ball out of bounds when nothing is down the field, and you have a player who has a real chance to make an impact.
That is why I am grading Clausen above the rest right now. He seems to "get it".