Originally posted by Digger:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
There should be some quality QBs in the draft.
Andrew Luck, Stanford
Landy Jones, Oklahoma
Matt Barkley, USC
Nick Foles, Arizona
Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
Kellen Moore, Boise State
Ryan Lindley, San Diego State
Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
Foles is as good as any of those guys. His arm is real big. With another year of development he may find himself in the 1st round.
I agree with you about Foles; big arm, not fast but mobile enough to avoid pressure in the pocket, has that "it" factor that shows up in big games when it matters most. He probably makes at least 1 bone-headed throw a game, but that is something a coach like Harbaugh can coach out of him.
Having said that I think we only take a QB if we end up in the top 10 and have a shot at one of the big 3 names who would be clearly head and shoulders better than Kap (or if he dramatically flames out and is clearly not the answer).
I totally disagree on Foles having a big arm. He has great size, but his arm strength IMO isn't as great as a lot of people make it out to be.
Foles best asset is his accuracy, he can put great touch on short routes, which is where the vast majority of his passes are. In fact, probably a knock on him is being Mr. Checkdown and not showing he can make NFL level mid range throws.
If you watch a lot of Foles you will see that when he makes his distance throws he puts way too much air under it to get the ball downfield. His best assets are great size, great accuracy, great vision, quick release. Arm strength IMO is one of the things lacking.
IMO Ryan Wheeden is my favorite candidate. I'd be fine with the first 3 candidate (hell if we got Luck I would s**t my pants). But I don't think we will have a top 10 pick, probably pick in the teens. And at that point I'd look for Wheeden, he can make the ball fly out of his hand with a quick release.
Edit: Lindley and Cousins seem to lack great arm strength on their release and IMO are the guys that are going to fall into the late rounds to UFA status.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Aug 6, 2011 at 1:16 AM ]