Originally posted by DesiDez:
Gabbert's biggest concern is playing out of the spread.
But Brees, Roethlisberger, and Flacco were spread QBs in college. Bradford ran a lot of his offense in Oklahoma out of the shotgun.
All the physical tools are there. I would not complain if the 49ers drafted him at #7, but I don't think he'll be there.
Pro-system doesn't make someone a great QB. Spread system doesn't make one a terrible QB either. Roughly one fourth of the starting QB's in the NFL come from a spread system in college.
Do your homework and see if they can adjust and have the tools to work with and ask yourself if you're WILLING TO TAKE THE TIME to develop and groom them. If yes, great. If not, don't pick them.