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i would much rather a project then a soon to be bust


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 im not comparing  any project QB in this draft to tom brady  but greatness my be deeper in the draft then we know 

http://nfldraft.rivals.com/video.asp?secti...amp;vidid=33263

Kevin O'Connell 6'6 228

 Exceptional size. ... Rare athleticism for the quarterback position. ... Good straight-line speed. ... Good strength and surprising elusiveness for a player his size to buy time in the pocket or scramble, if needed. ... Good poise in the pocket. ... Keeps his eyes downfield. ... Makes his progressions and throws to the open receiver. ... Flashes accuracy to all levels of the field. ... Improved touch on his deep passes as a senior. ... Arm strength to make every NFL throw. ... Has made considerable development as a passer over the past two seasons and has the tools to work with. ... An ascending talent. ... Four-year captain.

Josh Johnson 6'3 200

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/video.as...amp;vidid=33798

Positives: Has a lean, angular frame that needs to add more bulk, but shows no loss in quickness after increasing his weight by 10 pounds from his junior to senior seasons... Has a tight abdomen, toned thighs and calves, adequate arm length and minimal body fat...Quick, mobile scrambler with above average balance and body control to make all the throws when on the move...Possesses that second gear needed to elude when rushing past the line of scrimmage and the vision to locate the cutback lanes... Very smooth in his retreat from center to his throwing point, demonstrating the slide-and-adjust agility to step up in the pocket or roll out to avoid pressure...Shows very good knee bend and the ability to weave through traffic, making a good effort to provide ball security before heading up field...Capable of handling the mental aspect of the game, as he makes all of the required reads and checks to excel in a pass-oriented offense...Won't hesitate to square his shoulders and drive his legs to gain tough yardage up the middle rather than passively head to the sidelines to avoid any contact...Doesn't force the ball into traffic and can keep defenses honest with his long-range arm strength or ability to weave in and out of traffic as a ball carrier...With his body control, agility and hip flexibility, he is quick driving back from center, doing a nice job of setting his feet in either 3-step or 5-step drops...Gets to his throwing point fluidly and has the balance to make all the throws on the run...Nimble and agile rolling out of the pocket and has the balance to step up and avoid pocket pressure...While patient waiting for the plays to develop, he is not the type who will hold on to the ball too long and then try to force the action to make the play, as he knows when he needs to throw the ball away...Demonstrates the compact delivery and throwing motion, along with the wrist flick, to get the ball out cleanly and quickly. He has a compact motion, holding the ball chest-high to execute a fluid three-quarter release...Seems more comfortable airing the ball out, rather than playing dink-and-dunk with a short-area passing game (accuracy is a bit off on screens, wheel routes)...Effective at throwing ropes 40 yards downfield with ease...Accurate throwing from the pocket and has the balance to also make those throws on the move...Consistent setting his feet and shows good mechanics delivering the ball on time...Likes to air the ball out more than stay underneath, as he knows how to get the ball to his targets in stride rather than have them wait or come back for it...Keeps his cool under pressure and knows that when all else fails, he has the feet to step up and avoid the pocket pressure...Stands tough under duress and shows confidence in his ability to execute the play...Patient waiting for plays to develop and does a very good job with ball security...Vocal on the field, demonstrating a little bit of Brett Favre with his bravado...Capable of getting big yardage with his feet and is a dangerous threat running with the ball...As a ballcarrier, he shows good strength and body lean to gain additional yardage after the initial hit and is conscious of protecting the ball and shielding it from the defenders...Builds to top acceleration nicely and is alert to coverages (won't run into spots too often)...Knows how to get the ball to his deep targets over their outside shoulder without the receiver having to adjust.


 

Negatives: Needs to add more bulk and has just adequate height for a drop-back position, but does a good job of scanning the field and his mobility could be an asset in a spread offense...Must work on his timing a bit (needs to take a bit off those tosses to make it easier for the receiver to secure without having to adjust), but has the vision to scan the field and make good progression reads...Gets the ball through the throwing arc well and has a lively arm, but needs to learn how to vary his speed at times (puts too much zip on his short throws)...Has good arm strength, but when he fails to set his feet properly, his throws will wobble...Has not faced as many complex defenses as he will experience in the NFL, but he shows good anticipation and timing making all of his throws.


 

Compares To: RANDALL CUNNINGHAM-ex-Philadelphia (1986-95), Minnesota (97-99), Dallas (2000), Baltimore (2001)...Like Cunningham, Johnson's athletic ability separates him from the rest of this quarterback crop. He is not as big or strong as Randall, but has the same body control, balance and scrambling ability that forces defenses to account for not only his arm, but also his feet. He will need to add more bulk to compete at the next level, but with his developing arm strength and excellent vision, he would be an ideal fit for a West Coast/spread offense.

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The problem, of course, is that we do need a quarterback. If I only had that crystal ball so I would know which "project" will be the next Tom Brady. Brady, however, is the EXCEPTION to the rule, not the rule. If we draft whichever QB we think is the BEST (regardless of what round we pick him), then I will be happy. If we want to use a later pick in addition to that to get a project, I guess that would be OK, but we have so many other holes to fill in the draft that it probably wouldn't make sense.

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esmithidoc (4/5/2008)
The problem, of course, is that we do need a quarterback. If I only had that crystal ball so I would know which "project" will be the next Tom Brady. Brady, however, is the EXCEPTION to the rule, not the rule. If we draft whichever QB we think is the BEST (regardless of what round we pick him), then I will be happy. If we want to use a later pick in addition to that to get a project, I guess that would be OK, but we have so many other holes to fill in the draft that it probably wouldn't make sense.

Exactly, if teams knew how good Brady was going to be, he would've been the #1 pick.  The Tom Brady's and Joe Montana gems of the draft may come along once a decade.

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This is like horse racing.

Bet the money on the favorites & then throw a $5 bet on the longest shot in the field just only to hope that it's the 1 in a million pick.

Only you just don't want to put any money on the favorites who have the best shot at winning.

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