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Greg McELroy Bandwagon

Is anyone else on this bandwagon? I figure much is to determined, as McElroy has yet to throw this offseason. That said, when looking at his Stat Splits and YouTube video, he seems to be a highly accurate and decisive QB. Though his intelligence gets him compared to Alex Smith, such accuracy is where the two separate. Further, he was recruit by Stanford out of high school, along with... anyone... anyone... Andrew Luck. Not saying that his previous ties are a precursor to the future, but Harbaugh certainly must have seen something then.

If this is already a thread, please delete (and, perhaps, direct me to the official McElroy bandwagon)

Scott
We need a QB not a Senator
Would definitely consider him in the 6th or 7th, but I hope we get another QB before then too.

Seems like he'll be a quality back up in the league.
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Would definitely consider him in the 6th or 7th, but I hope we get another QB before then too.

Seems like he'll be a quality back up in the league.

Yeah, in fact I think it was Harbaugh who compared McElroy to a "young Mark Brunell" (in all the good, and bad ways).
im surprised that he isnt getting any attention

whats the deal?
crickets

dont see the need to target a 6th or 7th round pick as our future....no thanks
Originally posted by Tru2RedNGold25:
im surprised that he isnt getting any attention

whats the deal?

Good question. I don't think he's the greatest at the deep ball, but he sure can throw underneath lol Reminds me of mccoy from the browns. Not a great arm but he can play qb and be a bus driver. If we target him im hoping we go Passrusher and Cb then Dt then him in the later rounds!

[ Edited by TheGoldDiggerrrr on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:19:05 ]
Originally posted by Tru2RedNGold25:
im surprised that he isnt getting any attention

whats the deal?

Exactly. What are the biggest knocks on McElroy? His arm strength?

Maybe it is the residual effects of the Eddie Money music, but his arm looks pretty good in this video.



Granted, it is a highlight film, but he averaged 10.1 yards per attempt last year (10.1 yards in a WCO style offense, not spread). That trumps both Alex Smith's and Aaron Rodgers's college stats. Oh! And that also beats Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder, Andy Dalton, and Colin Kaepernick. Again, he was playing in a pro style offense, not the spread, which you would think would inflate the numbers.

He's got a compact throwing motion; he understands defenses; he wears no. 12, which is currently available; and, he can be gotten in the middle of the draft, allowing the 49ers to focus on other areas, such as OLB, CB, WR, etc.

I blogged about it here: http://bayareasportspodcast.com/2011/03/27/the-niners-qb-of-the-future-looking-in-the-past-to-see-the-future/

The more I research him, the more I like.

Should I preorder a McElroy 49ers jersey? Perhaps I can hang it next to my Shaun Hill jersey...
Scott
Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
Originally posted by Tru2RedNGold25:
im surprised that he isnt getting any attention

whats the deal?

Good question. I don't think he's the greatest at the deep ball, but he sure can throw underneath lol Reminds me of mccoy from the browns. Not a great arm but he can play qb and be a bus driver. If we target him im hoping we go Passrusher and Cb then Dt then him in the later rounds!

Agreed.
he'll be Steve Walsh all over again..
To me, where to draft a player is all about value. I would be totally fine with taking a flier on this kid in the 6th or 7th round.

If he spends a career on the sideline holding a clip board, the Niners haven't really lost anything. If he comes in a pulls a Tom Brady, the Niners look like geniuses. With as many ???'s as the Niners have at QB, hedging their bets looks like an excellent idea to me.
To me, where to draft a player is all about value. I would be totally fine with taking a flier on this kid in the 6th or 7th round.

If he spends a career on the sideline holding a clip board, the Niners haven't really lost anything. If he comes in a pulls a Tom Brady, the Niners look like geniuses. With as many ???'s as the Niners have at QB, hedging their bets looks like an excellent idea to me.
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Would definitely consider him in the 6th or 7th, but I hope we get another QB before then too.

Seems like he'll be a quality back up in the league.

This.

I think he would be an excellent backup.
The next Matt Hasselback.
I wouldn't mind seeing us select him with one of the last 6 picks.