Originally posted by eonblue:
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.
Mariota is every bit as fast and athletic as Kap, I can guarantee you that, not sure how much you've seen, but he has legit 4.4 speed and it shows up on the football field. He look eerily similar to Kap in terms of stride and build. And he has an arm, but his accuracy has been inconsistent. Kap fell to the 2nd round because scouts felt he was in a "gimmicy" offense, and his pocket passing and accuracy was in question too.
I honestly think the reason Mariota is projected to go so high is because teams are coveting super athletic QBs.