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OnTheWarpath58
04-04-2007, 07:10 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/stewart_mandel/04/26/overrated.underrated/index.html

Overrated: Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt
Let me start by saying I do think the pride of the Commodores could well be a solid NFL quarterback. Considering he spent much of his career running from unblocked pass-rushers and throwing to third-rate SEC receivers (until last season, when freshman stud Earl Bennett came on the scene), Cutler's accomplishments at Vandy -- 3,073 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions as a senior -- were nothing short of remarkable. But the mere fact that many among the NFL cognoscenti are even thinking about taking Cutler ahead of the most dangerous quarterback to come through the college ranks in years (hint: rhymes with "rinse tongue") makes Cutler overrated -- and raises serious questions about how some of these scouts themselves would perform on the Wonderlic.

Underrated: Brodie Croyle, Alabama
Considering how much emphasis the NFL puts on arm strength, you'd think they'd be falling all over themselves for this guy. Croyle has a gun (just ask the Florida secondary). His mechanics are impeccable and his natural leadership abilities had a great deal to do with the Tide jumping out to a 9-0 start last season. I'm sure his substantial injury history (he underwent shoulder and ACL surgeries while in Tuscaloosa) is helping to knock him down the pecking order, but the fifth-year senior was a picture of health last season when he completed nearly 60 percent of his passes for 2,499 yards, 14 touchdowns and just four interceptions. This, despite the fact he played behind a horrendous offensive line that allowed 39 sacks and had to work with a largely unreliable receiving corps after Tyrone Prothro went down with a broken leg.


**Credit to Dominator over at the Coalition forums for digging up this article**

Crashride
04-04-2007, 07:14 PM
That paragraph calms my nerves down

OnTheWarpath58
04-04-2007, 07:38 PM
That paragraph calms my nerves down

I think if people had seen him play, they'd have a different attitude.

He fell to R3 because of his shoulder and knee injuries, not becuase of his talent level.

I predict that in the not-too-distant-future, Brodie Croyle will be a fan favorite.

Mecca
04-04-2007, 07:43 PM
My only concern with Croyle is that he's basically made of glass.

The Poz
04-04-2007, 07:56 PM
My only concern with Croyle is that he's basically made of glass.

39 sacks and he's still here.

bdeg
04-04-2007, 07:56 PM
My only concern with Croyle is that he's basically made of glass.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we resigned Huard.

LiL stumppy
04-04-2007, 08:23 PM
Now if we can get a line to keep him safe.

ChiefsCountry
04-04-2007, 09:02 PM
My only concern with Croyle is that he's basically made of glass.

Well he played behind a crap offensive line in college. Him in college with USC's, LSU's, or Texas' line and we would be talking with him in the same breath as Leinart or Young, IMO.

DMAC
04-04-2007, 09:44 PM
This, despite the fact he played behind a horrendous offensive line that allowed 39 sacks and had to work with a largely unreliable receiving corps
:hmmm:

OnTheWarpath58
04-04-2007, 09:53 PM
:hmmm:

I know....sounds vaguely familiar, doesn't it?

DenverChief
04-04-2007, 11:19 PM
Nice thanks for diggin that up