I keep reading "I'm so tired of spread attack QBs" or "I don't want another development project". Too bad because no matter where you look that is all that we will get this year. Even the top flight guys: Mallett and Gabbert need work, Newton at least thinks pass first unlike a Locker who seems to be a first read then run kind of guy. Later guys like Ponder, Devlin, Stanzi and Dalton will all need work as well.
Sure Alex came from a Spread attack offense but the fact is without Luck no first round talent QB comes from a "pro style" offense.
Gabbert is in a spread system at Mizzou.
Mallet is in a spread system at Arkansas
Locker is in some sort of option/spread offense at UW
Get over it and realize that at least 3/4's of QBs come from a spread attack. Every QB has to adjust to the pro level and we will undoubtedly end up drafting a QB from a spread attack.
If we land Harbaugh I'm sure he wont go the "best qb available" route and he will evaluate all the middle round QBs as well and pick which one he can develop in the best way.
[ Edited by sfout on Jan 6, 2011 at 23:58:22 ]