Originally posted by MC9BEAT:Might make a nice UDFA and member of the practice squad.
What? He's probably going to go in the 3rd or 4th round and will definitely be drafted.
I think xcfan is too high on him - his pro day numbers in the vertical, 3 cone, and shuttle were significantly worse than Bortles' and his 40 time was in the 4.8's which is equivalent to Bortles' 4.93 at the combine. I honestly think Bortles is faster than his 40 time indicates and just had a couple bad 40's but he may not have the technique. Either way, he's clearly a better athlete than Gilbert if you look at the combine and pro day numbers or tape.
I'm not sure who I would take between McCarron and Gilbert - they seem to be pretty similar quarterbacks playing in very different situations. Similar size and athleticism, similar arm strength (Gilbert may have a slight edge here), McCarron may be a better decision maker, but teams are going to heavily discount his stats and wins because of his supporting cast.
I'm concerned that Gilbert put up poor stats throughout college against weak competition until this season. The two biggest name teams they played this year also had terrible defenses (Texas Tech and Texas A&M).
There is no way Gilbert is a better prospect than Gabbert was. Gabbert was productive his last 2 years of college compared to one for Gilbert, was younger coming out, and was a much better athlete. Gabbert had a ton of hype because he was a reasonably accurate QB with good size, pretty good arm strength, and outstanding athleticism. He also did very well on the Wonderlic so he's reasonably intelligent. He hasn't dealt well with pressure in the NFL, but he has all the physical tools you could look for. Gabbert's combine numbers are better than Manziel's and he would be in the discussion for top QB taken this year if he was coming out now (I don't think any QB's should be taken in the first half of the first round this year and Gabbert would fit right in as a late first round prospect before he fell apart in the NFL and showed he can't deal with pressure).