Originally posted by Jcool:Originally posted by miked1978:Originally posted by TexasNiner:
This doesn't surprise me at all. Prior to him declaring, Gabbert was a second round prospect at best.
Then all of a sudden, once he declared, he became the "top QB in the class". Especially once Luck stayed in school.
I am always suspicious of players who for no reason (not even the Senior Bowl or Combine), suddenly shoot up draft boards.
They are likely to slip again just as quickly once the real analysis begins.
All that being said, if we could get Gabbert in the second, I think that would be a great pickup. But I don't understand how he suddenly became a top 5-10 pick, and don't think he should be drafted nearly that high.
During the season no one had Gabbert as a top college QB. Then someone looked at his size and put him in round 1.
The question I have is, Chase Daniel put up some great numbers at Mizz. Why didn't Gabbert? Did they change systems or something?
I guess 3" makes the difference between 1st round QB and an undrafted NFL backup.
AB and I are prob the biggest Gabbert "haters" on the board, but to be fair, Chase had Denario Alexander AND Jeremy Maclin form most of his years there to over inflate his statistics.
Gabbert just... sucks. It's not his fault he's been cast into this "1st round qb/top qb" spotlight. Hell anyone with his size and arm strength has the potential to be a draft pick. But when you take into account his accuracy, lack of production, inability to make reads, inability to work through progressions, and overall "it" factor, he's just another guy in a helmet and shoulder pads.