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Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by jcs:
This kid is special, too bad he's not eligible until the 2018 Draft.

we're picking 1st in 2017 and 2018, so don't worry. lol.

you're probably right....I'd take him over Watson. Hopefully Baalke will be gone and we will draft a legit, non acl WR in rd. 1 or 2 next year. This years QB class is unimpressive.
Originally posted by Hawaii49er:
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by jcs:
This kid is special, too bad he's not eligible until the 2018 Draft.

we're picking 1st in 2017 and 2018, so don't worry. lol.

you're probably right....I'd take him over Watson. Hopefully Baalke will be gone and we will draft a legit, non acl WR in rd. 1 or 2 next year. This years QB class is unimpressive.

OMG if we could get Lamar Jackson! This kid has no problem throwing the ball down field or running it.

To bad he isn't coming out this year :(
Originally posted by glorydayz:
OMG if we could get Lamar Jackson! This kid has no problem throwing the ball down field or running it.

To bad he isn't coming out this year :(

Well he has no problem running it. He completed under 60% of his passes playing in a QB friendly offense. He's talented but unless he makes some major improvements in his passing ability, he looks like just another gimmick player that will wind up getting hurt if he tries to run as much in the NFL.


In the NFL to succeed long term as a QB you need to be able to sit back in the pocket and pick apart a defense with your arm. Jackson hasn't demonstrated that, he struggles with his accuracy throwing into huge college passing windows, he suddenly won't become an accurate passer in the NFL if he doesn't improve next season. He's especially struggled when throwing under pressure and having to make quick decisions in passing the football.

49ers just went through a gimmick quarterback with tremendous athleticism and a big arm that struggled with the fundamentals of quarterbacking and thus was never able to be consistent, no need to compound that with another guy who is more athlete than quarterback right now.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Dec 9, 2016 at 5:44 PM ]
Impressive guy without much talent around him. He pretty much almost beat Clemson by himself. He's improved a lot since last year but he's got a long way to go and some weight to put on. Another guy that should stay in school the full four years.
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He should start working on his route tree
I'd rather keep Kap.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by glorydayz:
OMG if we could get Lamar Jackson! This kid has no problem throwing the ball down field or running it.

To bad he isn't coming out this year :(

Well he has no problem running it. He completed under 60% of his passes playing in a QB friendly offense. He's talented but unless he makes some major improvements in his passing ability, he looks like just another gimmick player that will wind up getting hurt if he tries to run as much in the NFL.


In the NFL to succeed long term as a QB you need to be able to sit back in the pocket and pick apart a defense with your arm. Jackson hasn't demonstrated that, he struggles with his accuracy throwing into huge college passing windows, he suddenly won't become an accurate passer in the NFL if he doesn't improve next season. He's especially struggled when throwing under pressure and having to make quick decisions in passing the football.

49ers just went through a gimmick quarterback with tremendous athleticism and a big arm that struggled with the fundamentals of quarterbacking and thus was never able to be consistent, no need to compound that with another guy who is more athlete than quarterback right now.

Thanks for the input Phoenix!
Originally posted by Tman:
He should start working on his route tree

This
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Thanks for the input Phoenix!

I largely felt the same about Dak Prescott after his junior year but he put some serious work in and came back looking much improved from the pocket. Jackson has the potential to do the same, he's still very young but the onus is on him to work on all the things that will take him from a great college quarterback to a great quarterback period.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I largely felt the same about Dak Prescott after his junior year but he put some serious work in and came back looking much improved from the pocket. Jackson has the potential to do the same, he's still very young but the onus is on him to work on all the things that will take him from a great college quarterback to a great quarterback period.

Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I largely felt the same about Dak Prescott after his junior year but he put some serious work in and came back looking much improved from the pocket. Jackson has the potential to do the same, he's still very young but the onus is on him to work on all the things that will take him from a great college quarterback to a great quarterback period.

I think he's got the perfect attitude to be great. Too many variables right now but I've never seen a QB with this much potential.

Originally posted by SheHateMe:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I largely felt the same about Dak Prescott after his junior year but he put some serious work in and came back looking much improved from the pocket. Jackson has the potential to do the same, he's still very young but the onus is on him to work on all the things that will take him from a great college quarterback to a great quarterback period.

Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I largely felt the same about Dak Prescott after his junior year but he put some serious work in and came back looking much improved from the pocket. Jackson has the potential to do the same, he's still very young but the onus is on him to work on all the things that will take him from a great college quarterback to a great quarterback period.

I think he's got the perfect attitude to be great. Too many variables right now but I've never seen a QB with this much potential.

I wouldn't say he has more potential than someone like Andrew Luck or Cam Newton. He's a better athlete in terms of straight line speed and quickness, but Newton had 2-3 inches on him and about 50 pounds with the same arm strength and better accuracy.

Jackson is the next Michael Vick in my opinion. He's a little more elusive, but he's also a lot thinner and will have to adjust how he plays to avoid big hits in the NFL. He has good arm strength, but he's not that accurate.

It's also interesting comparing Jackson in interviews against Trubisky, Watson, and Kizer. He's not a good public speaker and doesn't seem to be very intelligent (guessing he'd fall in the 10-20 range of the Wonderlic) which will raise questions. Guys like Peyton Manning (28) and Colin Kaepernick (38) are examples of the Wonderlic not transferring directly to football intelligence, but there aren't a lot of recent examples of successful NFL QBs who scored below 15 or 20 on the Wonderlic. Newton's 20 on the Wonderlic may be the lowest for a starting QB and he comes across a lot better than Jackson in interviews.

Physically, Jackson can do it all (except for maybe accuracy), but I don't think he's close to the prospect that Andrew Luck and Cam Newton were.
Originally posted by SheHateMe:
I think he's got the perfect attitude to be great. Too many variables right now but I've never seen a QB with this much potential.

Meh. His performance is slanted too far in the direction of running the football right now, he has a looooong way to go as a passer to be up there with guys like Jameis Winston and Andrew Luck.
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Heisman winner
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Originally posted by Tman:
Heisman winner

19 years old...
Originally posted by jcs:
Originally posted by Tman:
Heisman winner

19 years old...

Nice
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