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Chiefnj2
04-26-2011, 08:47 PM
If Clausen graduated this year would he have been the #1 ranked QB? It seems like there are a lot more questions surrounding this years crop of QB's than there was last year. The biggest strike against Clausen last year was his lack of leadership and being a D-Bag.

If he were part of this draft class, would the strikes against his personality be eclipsed by the attention paid to Newton and the rumors surrounding Mallett? It seems to me that if he had graduated this year, the Mayock's and Kipers of the world would have him rated as the #1 prospect and everyone would be talking about Carolina taking Clausen with the #1.

Pitt Gorilla
04-26-2011, 08:58 PM
No.

Mr. Laz
04-26-2011, 09:02 PM
imo Clausen would of been right in that 2nd group of QB's

Group 1
Newton - unlimited potential
Gabbert - big arm,safer

Group 2
Clausen
locker
mallet

Group 3
Ponder
Dalton
Kaepernick
Stanzi

keg in kc
04-26-2011, 09:55 PM
It would have depended on his season. Heading into 2010 everybody thought Locker would be #1 and then Newton basically came out of nowhere. A tremendous year and Clausen might have skyrocketed. A bad year...

KurtCobain
04-26-2011, 09:55 PM
No fucking way is Ponder in a group '3'.

Saccopoo
04-27-2011, 12:15 AM
Holy shit...

Really?

Okay, let's get this straight:

Clausen was a product of a borderline maniacal father who desperately wanted one of his sons to be the next Joe Montana. He was spoon fed to think he was a NFL QB from Day One. And that will get you through high school pretty easy, especially considering that from his HS 13 guys got D1 scholarships.

He arrived at ND in a limo, proceeded to put up huge numbers under a system that favored QB numbers and was throwing to and protect by (offensive line) guys that were considered NFL caliber players.

After Weis left, do you here much about ND and it's fantastic pro style offense and the ridiculous numbers put up by it's QB and WRs?

System guy that had serious flaws in his physical makeup (not very athletic, incredibly small hands, not a strong arm) as well as his personality (entitlement and all around douchey attitude as well as posing for pics with a bunch of guys wearing Euro-man bikinis *cough*gay*cough*).

And yet, after dealing with the multitude of ass clowns who don't know shit who wanted Clausen in the top ten last year, we still get this post?

Really?

Coogs
04-27-2011, 08:07 AM
And yet, after dealing with the multitude of ass clowns who don't know shit who wanted Clausen in the top ten last year, we still get this post?

It's all Weis's fault. You have to remember, when confronted at BestBuy about who he would select at #5, we got this...

;) QB!

Chiefnj2
04-27-2011, 08:15 AM
And yet, after dealing with the multitude of ass clowns who don't know shit who wanted Clausen in the top ten last year, we still get this post?

Really?

Really. If Clausen was in this years draft and he just finished with a 68% completion percentage and 28 TDs to 4 picks in a pro-style system, all of the draft gurus would have him as the top QB in the class. Good enough arm, pro-style, good completion %, good TD to INT ratio, no arrests, no cocaine abuse, no one year wonder, etc. They'd be salivating over him.

the Talking Can
04-27-2011, 08:18 AM
he'd be a top 4 no questions asked...

MoreLemonPledge
04-27-2011, 02:16 PM
We're still talking about this ass-clown?

Pasta Giant Meatball
04-27-2011, 03:46 PM
I heard thier GM talking about how the teams picking late all have QB's and the teams picking early do not. The pundits all seem to think Carolina snags a QB number 1 overall rather than have "Pickles" shit his pants another season.

DJ's left nut
04-27-2011, 04:05 PM
Really. If Clausen was in this years draft and he just finished with a 68% completion percentage and 28 TDs to 4 picks in a pro-style system, all of the draft gurus would have him as the top QB in the class. Good enough arm, pro-style, good completion %, good TD to INT ratio, no arrests, no cocaine abuse, no one year wonder, etc. They'd be salivating over him.

I don't really think so.

Clausen is still what he was last year - a polished guy with leadership questions and an Eli Manning upside.

Gabbert represents a Ben Roethlisberger upside. Cam Newton represents Randall Cunningham or even Steve Young.

NFL Teams salivate over ceiling. I agree - Clausen would be in the 2nd tier with guys like Locker and Mallett. I think he would've been at the top of the 2nd tier, but 2nd tier nontheless.

Mi_chief_fan
04-28-2011, 05:49 AM
We're still talking about this ass-clown?
Somehow, yes.

Chiefnj2
04-28-2011, 07:23 AM
I don't really think so.

Clausen is still what he was last year - a polished guy with leadership questions and an Eli Manning upside.

Gabbert represents a Ben Roethlisberger upside. Cam Newton represents Randall Cunningham or even Steve Young.

NFL Teams salivate over ceiling. I agree - Clausen would be in the 2nd tier with guys like Locker and Mallett. I think he would've been at the top of the 2nd tier, but 2nd tier nontheless.

Gabbert is not like Roethlisberger.

boogblaster
04-28-2011, 07:26 AM
no hes camp fodder ...