Originally posted by skd420:
Some of you guys must be on drugs. Ponder? Are you f!^$&ing kidding me? He couldnt even beat Virginia Tech and you thing he can run an NFL team? Seriously. People said the same thing about Chad Henne, I live in Michigan and watched him for 4 years. Nothing about him said good player. But hes big and has an arm so he got a shot. When looking at QBs you have to start with the game footage. And what they did in clutch situations.
Gabbert? Did you see the pick he threw in the bowl game? Horrendous. No footwork or pocket awareness. Will be a terrible pro.
The guy who is going to be a good player in this draft class is Mallett. Everyone else has a legitimate concern, or no chance at all. The only other guy i would consider is Cam Newton, everyone else is trash. Cam is a project but he has an unlimited ceiling. Mallett as well, everyone else is severely limited by their lack of precision passing or physical abilities.
Drafting a QB outside of the first round and expecting them to be anything more than a backup is severely misguided.
13 of the leagues QBs who played this season and threw enough attempts to be in the top 31 in the league were all drafted in the 2nd round or later, I am not counting Tony Romo(who finished the season on IR), or players like Stanton or Gradkowski who have shown that they can play. You are the misguided one, even if you look closer and say who was on that list of 13 I would take my chances and hope that we get a Brett Farve, Hasselbeck, Hill, Fitzpatrick, Orton, Kitna, Garrard, Brees, Shaub, Cassel, or Brady and even then we get a serviceable guy in Henne. For real, you must not watch a lot of football if you think a first round QB is a guaranteed win, we'll examine the past 6 years of 1st rounders
#1-Bradford, a bit of a game manager, but a stud.
#25-Tebow, jury is out
#1overall- Stafford, jury is still out, injury prone?
#5-Sanchez, still one hell of a game manager in his second year
#17-Freeman, comeback kid, mr clutch.
Overall at the moment I have to give it a 2/3 because we don't know a lot of Stafford.
#3-Ryan-Again mr. clutch
So far these two are doing great
#1-Jamarcus Russel, oh man the worst 40mil Al davis ever spent.
#22-Brady Quinn, definitely fizzled out.
#3-Vince Young, immature and isn't the reason why his record is 30-15.
#10-Leinart, could be good if he wasn't so immature
#11-Cutler, has looked great even in denver
#1-Alex Smith, good but not good?
#24-Aaron Rodgers, backing up Farve and playing in a stable team showed why he is the best qb of the 2, just won superbowl mvp
Your overall success rate is 7/14 go on to do well
Wow what an astounding chance we have, because our most recent experience of picking between Smith and Rodgers was just the same, a crap shoot and we came out on the losing end.