2014 NFL Draft Prospects

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  1. Ensconatus

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    And naw he's not in Favres range. There was talk that he had a great arm and so forth. I tend to read a synopsis on a player prior to watching a whole lot of tape. The arm was big talk but I just don't find it personally. Stats are good too but again I don't money ball my evaluations either. I read other evals, get an idea of what to look for and start cross checking everything. I find it gives a good base for watching cut ups.

    I'm not saying I'm a pro scout, but pro scouts let Russell Wilson slip to the third. I thought just based on his play he was pretty special. I can't prove this to you because I didn't post about projections and so forth anywhere but I thought dude could play. And he is.

    I also thought jake locker would be doing better than he is. Albeit, my evaluations have been changed since then. I put somewhat of a less emphasis on touch throws at that point and over looked that when I wanted locker. That was a mistake. I've learned from that though.

    But anyways back to Murray. I'm again not saying he's terrible, and like any good qb, it takes time to develop a really great game. He could probably play best in a west coast style offense. He's not inaccurate but I'm not sure he has the zip to make timely throws to the far side hash consistently. The bulldogs aren't helping him by dropping balls either. That's apparent. He looks good in the pocket sometimes but also makes some silly "athletic" decisions that never amount to much. Those I mean by moving around and trying to extend plays. I don't think that's well suited for him. Give hima clean pocket, let him step up and he can probably win some games. Matt Ryan is the ceiling. And while that's a pretty solid ceiling, I don't think it will happen.

    Waiver in the third next year, not before.
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    No doubt. I'm not knocking the decision to run screams, but you want to see quick decisive throws down the field as well.

    Roethlisburger has lived off the screen for years. It's a proven commodity.
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  3. Scarecrow

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    No, I don't think he will ever be a top 5 QB in the league, but a Flacco, Stafford, or Ryan type for sure.
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    Yea those are the best comparisons. Which aren't bad at all. At the same time, only one of them has really made his mark. And he did it by completely catching fire in the play offs like none other.
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  5. Tennessy XO

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    I would be happy with any of those or Murray over our current situation.
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    I dunno, I am holding out hope for Locker. He looked good while healthy and we have the line/weapons to keep him healthy now. I'd take Locker's ceiling over what any of them could bring.
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  7. Tennessy XO

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    I'll hold out hope for Locker until about week 8.

    If we aren't over .500 with significant improvement from Locker I will be all about some....


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    I am going to be watching the defense more. If we can't hold teams to under 20, its going to be hard for anyone to win behind center.


    But I am done with the running QB thing these days.
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    thats a lot of

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  10. Tennessy XO

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    That has little to do with how garbage or not garbage Locker looks. An average QB could be successful with our RBs, O-line and WRs.

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    Me too

    All of these guys have something in common too.

    They don't suck and have been in the league as long or shorter than Locker and have all been successful.
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