Gabbert - Alex Smith
Both tall athletic QBs from spread systems. Both graded very highly as prospects although this grade does not come without question marks.
Newton - Ben Roethlisberger
Big, strong, tough to bring down QB. Both have big arms and excel at the deep ball. Both have had their share of issues off the field, but have both been champions on the field
Mallett - Drew Bledsoe Lite
Big, immobile, cannon armed. At least Bledsoe had his act together though. I don't expect Mallett to accomplish as much in his career as Bledsoe, hence the 'Lite".
Locker - No comparison
A unique individual here.
Ponder - Drew Stanton
Both were megastars on their college campuses. Both were hyped up for Heisman campaigns but failed to deliver the numbers to match. Both move around well. Both have had their bouts with injuries.
Kaepernick - Matt Jones
Both tall QBs that run extremely well. Like Jones Kaepernick may be best suited for something other than QB
Dalton - Charlie Frye
Frye was a college hero for mid-major Akron who didn't have all the measurables but was thought to be a leader and a winner. Both face long odds at becoming pro starters.
Did I get it right?
Edit: Like the above poster I have a hard time figuring out Locker. If I had to say someone I'd say Steve McNair.
[ Edited by 49erFaithful6 on Apr 3, 2011 at 7:07 AM ]