Originally posted by vrabbit:
I'm one of his biggest supporters, but here's a great look at what some of his downsides are, pretty much what separates Luck from him right now
So what I got from that article was:
-Baylor's offensive system made it easy on him when it came to play calling and reading defenses (the EXACT same argument about Newton last year)
-He completed 72 percent of his passes but most of those are 7 or 8 yards past the line of scrimmage so that number is flawed.
Most of EVERY QB's throws are are the short to medium variety. Pro QBs aren't chucking the ball 30 yards down field every play. Do these scouts watch any game with Tom Brady? It's all short to intermediate.
-He has the propensity to take big hits which could leave him as an injury risk. (Easy, teach him to slide and/or surround him with a good offensive line.
Not saying that they don't have their reasons, but to me it seemed like it's more that they were reaching. The kid has all the physical tools that you could imagine and he clearly has the intelligence and passion to learn the pro system.