Originally posted by Liono:Darron Thomas didn't throw many pics either, that's because in the Oregon Duck style of offense, the QB doesn't force anything into coverage. IMO, the reason Mariota is getting so much attention is because scouts think he's going to be the next Colin Kaepernick. Mobile QBs have re-emerged as a big fad in the NFL because of Wilson and Kaep...crappy teams see it is a quick fix.
This is the only game I can remember where Mariota was forced to be a pocket passer (because of his injury). And he did not look good at all in that role. I can totally see this poor guy getting drafted onto a crappy team and get the snot knocked out of him every Sunday. His NFL passing skills are still a big unknown IMO...but he has the physical tools. So it's hard to tell sometimes with these athletic college QBs. Sometimes they blossom in the NFL and sometimes they don't.
His arm is nowhere near as strong or accurate as kaeps. He's not as fast or athletic.
Kaep was a better prospect. Now think about that kaep/Nevada or mariotta/Oregon. How is mariiotta the 2nd overall while kaep was a 2nd round when one was much better?
Maybe it's the uniforms.
I mean this is ridiculous. Marietta is fast. He's benefitted from the spread doing just that - spreading things out for him to run.
ive watched a couple of his games and I rewatched every snap log I could find last night. He makes most of his throws on the run. New flash the NFL has kept kaep in the pocket. He has his moments but at least 3 times a drive he has to set in the pocket and throw for a down.
Mariotta can't do it. He couldn't do it against Stanford. He couldn't do it in most of the games I watched.
Here's what he does. Sets in pockets, makes one read, gets scared, bounces out, then throws on the run or runs it.
Or he sets in the pockets, makes his one read and forces it to that read. It's funny because he throws worse when he has to set in the pocket. He misses most of his throws when he has a clean pocket. Don't ask him to throw the deep ball.
Whoever he goes to better have the best run game/oline in the game because he's not going to be able collect yards with his arm. You're going to need stud WRs who have a 14 foot catch radius because mariotta likes to make it fun.
I just dint get it. The good attributes about this guy has never meant a top 10 pick in the past. He dominates discussions but if I was a GM I would be scared of this guy.
People think they're going to draft Oregons O. Even Chip Kelly has switched to a slower but more accurate QB to run his system. There's ton of those in this draft, Personally I don't care it just seems a little manufactured. The media inflates these things.
[ Edited by eonblue on Nov 10, 2013 at 9:26 AM ]