Originally posted by communist:
Would still be surprised if just one QB were taken in the first round. Chiefs, Jags, Bills, Eagles, Jets, Cards, Raiders need a franchise QB though some of them don't need him immediately.
Furthermore, why shouldn't the Jags give up on Gabbert? He doesn't show any sign of being their franchise QB at all, Mularkey wasn't their HC when Gabbert was drafted and their GM will be out after this season. If they don't take one in the first round, they will take on in the 2nd, imo.
Fitzpatrick is way too inconsistent and his contract seems to be very expensive, Buddy Nix will be out, too, imo. Gailey could be gone as well.
Cards is a team where I could imagine that they won't take a signal-caller with their 1st-rounder b/c Kolb didn't suck so much this season.
Chiefs and Eagles are apparent, Raiders are the least candidate due to their crappy defense and solid performances by Palmer.
Its not just about need though, about talent. I agree with AB on 2 QBs with 1st round grades being Geno Smith and E.J. Manuel.
Barkley - If you judge a QB on the short passing game, he might be the best in CFB. Ask him to throw passe 15 yards or deeper? Not so much.
Tyler Wilson - I'm not a fan of him. Anyone notice he has incredibly odd footwoork taking a snap? Each time he takes a snap (out of shotgun), he takes one long step back, its practically a lunge backwards, crouches a bit then stands up in the pocket. He also does a bit of a sidearm which could lead to swatted passes at the line. Everytime I've seen him play, Coby Hamilton makes him look wayyyy better than he is IMO.
The guy I think is a bit of sleeper come draft day is Mike Glennon (NC STate). IMO he will find a way in the 1st round, or be a steal for someone in the 2nd. Glennon's release is a bit too long, but I think it can be cleaned up to shorten it without affecting his game. From what I can tell, just working with him on where he holds the ball post-snap could make a bit of a difference. Right now he is holding it low and in the center of his body instead of more towards the back shoulder and under his chin. But I think thats a fixable issue.
IMO the QBs that should go in the first: Geno Smith, E.J. Manuel, Mike Glennon
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Nov 15, 2012 at 3:12 PM ]