Originally posted by ninertico:
I still say this kid is going top 15! If Gabbert can be chosen at #10 and Locker at #8, then this kid can also go that high.
Yep, and Blaine Gabbert had a truly horrific season. Whereas Dalton, who I said was likely to be best QB out of that draft class after Newton played pretty well.
I'm not saying Tannehill going that early WONT happen, but if it does its a RETARDED move. Just like it was dumb to take Gabbert at #10. Jacksonville could have taken JJ Watt which made a whole lot more sense for them. But they got such a hard on for QB they reached for Gabbert.
Locker I'm not surprised he went top 10 and don't consider that a reach. Locker is a much better prospect then Tannehill. Once Locker sees the field, he will probably do fairly well. Locker has the arm strength to make every NFL throw and his biggest weakness was he was poor at decision making (typical of a QB who relies so much on his legs as Locker did early on). And Locker did show the ability to throw balls with excellent accuracy, albiet not on a consistent basis. Locker also had better mechanics then Tannehill did. The only reason Locker fell to #8 is because his senior season he was wildly inconsistent but GMs/scouts knew he still had the physical ability to be an NFL QB and outstanding potential.