Originally posted by SWAGG-ER:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Prospects are like women; not everyone has the same taste when it comes to what works for you, so you can't be talked into liking or not liking someone. You either see it yourself, or you don't.
No amount of "explaining" or details provided will sway your opinion.
Sounds like you have no gas in your Gabbert mobile.
Just tell me what you like about him.
Does he have that "it"? Is he more accurate than his 59 and 63% comp stats suggest? Does he have great pocket presence and awareness? Does he look off the safety? Is he a great leader? Does he have great instincts? Does he have a great release point? Does he have a quick release? Is he capable of running multiple systems? Is he durable? ETC.
There is a number of ways to explain why you or anyone who thinks he's worthy of a first round selection, or any selection for that matter.
~Great size for an NFL QB (6'5", 240)
~Rocket arm; can make all the throws (shows nice touch as well)
~Pretty quick release (doesn't wind up)
~Very good mobility, especially for a man his size
~Shows good pocket awareness
~Doesn't throw many picks (only 18 Ints in 920 attempts in 2 years)
~Showed marked improvement in accuracy from Soph to Jr year
~Clutch performer when team was down (5th rated passer when losing by more than 1 TD)
~Definite leader on/off the field
~Still very raw overall (true junior)
~Spread offense limitations (though was a top-rated pro-style QB in hs)
~Doesn't always show great footwork (throws off his back foot to often)
~Struggled with consistency (tough November after an excellent start)
~Didn't put up big offensive numbers his junior year compared to last year
He's essentially a prototype NFL QB, with the size/arm strength of Big Ben (similar mobility as well, though not as tough to bring down). All the tools are there; he just needs the right coach/system/attitude to make it all happen. Now, whether or not he develops is another question...only time will tell.