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jlscorpio
04-25-2006, 03:20 PM
I'm intrigued by this guy. What round is he projected to go in? I might be ok with using a 3rd/4th on him and accepting the reality that Killian will never take an NFL snap.

Mr. Kotter
04-25-2006, 03:24 PM
Developmental prospect? 6th round? :shrug:

:hmmm:

Omar Jacobs
Height: 6-4
Weight: 233
40 Speed: 4.83 C
Position: Quarterback
College: Bowling Green
Final Grade: E 5.4
GM JR Scouting LLC Grading Scale/Key (http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/key)

SUMMARYJacobs was one of the most disappointing quarterbacks graded because when he declared early for the 2006 NFL Draft, all the media was talking about him being a top 10 pick and challenging Matt Leinart and Vince Young for the top quarterback spot. However, after watching film, it was quickly apparent that Jacobs most likely was not going to be chosen on the first day of the draft. He has the mental intangibles and physical tools to play quarterback in the NFL, but in order for him to become the player he is capable of, he is going to have to greatly improve his throwing technique. He has played almost exclusively in the shotgun formation and will need to adjust to lining up under center in a more traditional NFL offense. He needs to become much more consistent striding into throws while keeping his front leg bent and following through on passes in order to become a consistent-enough passer to be productive in the NFL. He's poised and relaxed in the pocket when the pressure is all around him and if he can improve his mechanics to become an accurate passer, he is already polished in terms of staying in the pocket and making late throws under heavy pressure. While he has a good-enough arm to make all the throws, he does not have a top-level arm so, unless his technique becomes very good and he always strides into throws, he will never be able to make the deep throw with consistent accuracy and zip. He has a tendency to try and put zip on passes down the field, which lets defensive backs cut in front of the receiver and make plays on the ball consistently. Overall, Jacobs is going to be a mid-round pick because he has the physical tools to start in the NFL. However, most quarterbacks who come into the NFL with major technique problems are not able to improve their technique enough to become the player they are physically capable of.

STRONG POINTSJacobs is a very smart quarterback who shows very good patience and poise in the pocket vs. the rush. He does not panic and will wait a long time to try and make good throws. His natural size and strength enable him to keep his feet in the pocket while pass rushers try and grab at his feet to trip him up. He has good size and the natural arm strength to make all the throws with zip and accuracy when he does everything right technique-wise. He reads the defense well at the line of scrimmage and can adjust to the blitz, finds the vacated area and hits the receiver who goes there. He has consistently shown the ability to step up and convert important downs into first downs. While he lacks good playing speed when he scrambles, he has the strength to break tackles and gains yards after contact.

WEAKNESSESJacobs is an adequate athlete who lacks the foot quickness and playing speed to make big plays with his feet. He has bad footwork and throwing technique really hinder his ability to consistently throw accurately. He stands very upright in the pocket and usually does not stride into his throws -- even when he does, he strides with a stiff front leg and snaps over it. Because he does not stride into or follow through on passes, his passes do not consistently have zip and they tend to dip in front of the receiver on medium/deep routes. He has a sidearm throwing motion, which leads to him getting passes tipped at the line of scrimmage, and he's a little bit deliberate, which allows defenders to read the pass quickly and break and close fast to make plays on the ball.

ct
04-25-2006, 04:04 PM
no thanks

Miles
04-25-2006, 04:52 PM
I would guess he goes somewhere in the third or fourth.

JBucc
04-25-2006, 06:41 PM
Third is the highest I see him going. I would be ok with our 5th or lower on him.

dr00d
04-25-2006, 11:07 PM
I'd be ok at 6th

jspchief
04-26-2006, 08:55 AM
I'd prefer a more conventional pocket passer like Croyle or Whitehurst.

Mecca
04-26-2006, 12:29 PM
I'd prefer a more conventional pocket passer like Croyle or Whitehurst.

Wanna use a 2nd round pick on a QB? Those guy's aren't making it to the 3rd.

htismaqe
04-26-2006, 12:36 PM
Wanna use a 2nd round pick on a QB? Those guy's aren't making it to the 3rd.

I don't think either of them are a lock for the 2nd round.

jspchief
04-26-2006, 07:38 PM
Wanna use a 2nd round pick on a QB? Those guy's aren't making it to the 3rd.Croyle may not, but I'd bet money that Whitehurst doesn't go in the second round.

My best guess is:
Croyle, early 3rd
Whitehurst 4th or 5th

Mr. Kotter
04-26-2006, 07:40 PM
I'd prefer a more conventional pocket passer like Croyle or Whitehurst.

TIC

Admit it; you don't like colored QBs. Come on, cracker!!! Admit it!

;)

:p

jspchief
04-26-2006, 07:41 PM
TIC

Admit it; you don't like colored QBs. Come on, cracker!!! Admit it!

;)

:pNot the ones that scramble a lot.

Ultra Peanut
04-27-2006, 12:06 AM
Croyle may not, but I'd bet money that Whitehurst doesn't go in the second round.

My best guess is:
Croyle, early 3rd
Whitehurst 4th or 5thWhitehurst in the 4th sounds about right.

craneref
04-28-2006, 01:17 AM
Casey Printers has me intrigued, things he has over the QB's in the draft, first and most importantly, he is already signed and working out, secondly he has proven it in the CFL, thirdly, I think he is hungry to prove himself in the NFL. Reminds me of a nother Black QB from the CFL that people were summarily dismissing, and last time I checked Warren Moon turned out pretty good. I am still excited about the Printers signing, we may be seeing the creation of a great pass and catch duo with Thorpe involved. GO CHIEFS.

Ultra Peanut
04-28-2006, 06:00 AM
Warren MoonROFL

Herzig
04-28-2006, 07:31 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Warren Moon being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this year? I'd have say that Warren fella was pretty good.

jspchief
04-28-2006, 07:41 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Warren Moon being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this year? I'd have say that Warren fella was pretty good.Which is why it's a bit premature to be comparing Casey Printers to him.

jlscorpio
04-28-2006, 11:18 AM
Moon was no Todd Blackledge...

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-28-2006, 12:52 PM
I've seen Omar play a lot, as I'm at BG right now...he has all the tools. His throwing motion is different, but it's no more awkward that VY's. He's a good all around athlete, and a hell of a lot smarter than VY too. He's also a big sumbitch. I've stood next to him (i'm 6'1"), and guarantee that he is every bit of 6'4 and 230

buddha
04-28-2006, 01:53 PM
I've seen Omar play a lot, as I'm at BG right now...he has all the tools. His throwing motion is different, but it's no more awkward that VY's.

He is a product of the system he's in. His throwing motion is more than different...it's problematic IMO. Saying that it's no more awkward than Young's is faint praise indeed.

I would be surprised if Omar gets drafted at all.