Originally posted by valrod33:Originally posted by Marvin49:Originally posted by valrod33:Originally posted by Marvin49:Originally posted by valrod33:Originally posted by 49ers1fan1982:Originally posted by dobophile:Originally posted by mayo63:
Nate will never be a starting Qb in the NFL. Can you say developmental player.
Actually, Nate might have trouble saying those words.
I hope he ends up being great, but I'm not hopeful. I mean, if he ends up being our starter, what will we do to accommodate him? Pare down the playbook and strip it of all compound words so he can comprehend it?
Dude is also small. Some great players can overcome that, but I have seen nothing yet to suggest that he can.
And the laces . . . so strange.
Small?? 6'1" and 226lbs isnt that small !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
for a qb it is
Tom Brady is 6 foot 4 in
Peyton Manning 6 foot 5 in
Carson Palmer 6 foot 5 in
Eli Manning 6 foot 4 in
Ben Roethlisraper 6 foot 5 in
Joe Montana 6 foot 2
Steve Young 6 foot 2
Drew Brees 6 foot
Aaron Rodgers 6 foot 2
See...I can do that too.
BTW....I put this together for another thread about a month ago...
see all those guys are all taller except for Drew Brees, so thanks for helping me make my point
....by 1/2 an inch.
Wow. I see your point.
last i checked the difference between 6 foot 1 and 6 foot 2 is 1 inch
and dont tell me 1 inch dont make a difference because my wife says other wise
Actually, Nate measured in at 6'1 3/4" -- I wouldn't believe for a second that 1/4 of an inch makes someone a potential starting-caliber player or not.
Current Successful (meaning had a winning season at least once) QBs drafted in the 5th or later:
Tom Brady - 6th
Derek Anderson - 6th
Jeff Garcia - Undrafted
Jake Delhomme - Undrafted
Kurt Warner - Undrafted
Tony Romo - Undrafted
Matt Hasselbeck - 6th
Marc Bulger - 6th
Matt Cassell - 7th
Even though Garcia is not on a team now, he could easily start for one I'm sure. If he were, that'd make 9/32 (just over 28%) teams having a late day two QB. So it's not too uncommon, though admittedly semi-rare.
Based on that data, there's a slightly better than 1 out of 4 chance that Nate would be successful if he got a chance to start. Notice I said if he got a chance to start.
If you want the odds that he gets to start AND is successful.. well.. they decrease exponentially. I kind of hope we see this season sometime if Alex can live up to his potential, because otherwise, the odds are quite stacked against us in putting all hope in Davis -- even though I love the kid's potential and think we landed a first-day talent and an absolute steal, still.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Oct 15, 2009 at 13:40:48 ]