First lets compare Big Ben and Cam in college. Cam rushed 264 times for 1473 yards in one season. In Big Ben’s entire college career his best season was 120 attempts for 189 yards. In three years his total rushing yardage was 246 yards in 3 years and combine that with 6 years pro and you get 1038 yards. So in 9 years compared to 1 he has rushed for roughly 400 yards less. Big Ben is hard to bring down and can scramble, but if you consider a guy who on average runs 115 yards a year a running QB, then we disagree on the definition of what a running QB is.
The other guy Mentioned Young, Meredith, Staubach, Mcnabb, Garcia, Cunningham and Vick
There best year in college stats are as follows
Young 102 attempts 444 yards
Meredith 77 attempts 230 yards
Staubach 156 Attempts 418 yards rushing
McNabb 135 attempts 438 yards rushing (McNabb had about 100 yards less over 4 yards then newton had in 1)
Jeff Garcia 119 attempts 359 yards
Vick 113 Attempts 636 yards
I couldn't find Cunninghams stats anywhere if someone else finds them let me know I would be curious to see.
These numbers don't even compare, every QB on this list could pass.
All Time Rushing List
Pat White, West Virginia (2005-08): 684 carries, 4,480 yards
Brad Smith, Missouri (2002-05) 799 carries, 4,289 yards
Antwaan Randle El, Indiana (1998-01) 857 carries, 3,895 yards
Joshua Cribbs, Kent St. (2001-04) 632 carries, 3,670 yards
Dee Dowis, Air Force (1986-89) 543 carries, 3,612 yards
Kareem Wilson, Ohio (1995-98) 885 carries, 3,597 yards
Eric Crouch, Nebraska (1998-01) 648 carries, 3,434 yards
Chris McCoy, Navy (1995-97) 682 carries, 3,401
These numbers are from wikipedia so if the numbers aren't perfect that is why.
How many of these guys are good at the QB position?
I am down on Cam but I don't like Mallett or Locker in the first round either. I haven't watched enough on Gabbert to say much, but using the 7 pick on any of the other qbs is worthless. We need a qb, but these guys just aren't worth the pick.