Originally Posted by Sorter
No. Firstly, Bradford was an excellent draft prospect. He had/has much better pocket presence, looked down field more often, and went through his progressions.
Jones also was horrible w/out Broyles. He failed to throw a TD pass in his last three games, which were against OSU, ISU, and Baylor while throwing a total of 5 picks, at least 1 in each game. Two issues primarily with Jones, he's not clutch and he never elevated the level of those around him minus Broyles. Once he went down, their offense went to hell.
If you still feel that you think Jones is a better prospect than Wilson, Murray, Bray, Smith, Thomas, or even Glennon, then IDK what to say.
Personally, I think Jones is Cassel 2.0. Better arm strength, throws more downfield than Matt,but still has identical struggles, reads 1 side of the field usually, throws at his 1st read more often than not, and fails to deliver in the clutch.
Bray is a clown. A very thin clown. And he isn't very accurate and throws ill-advised passes into coverage.
Thomas is an athletic giant who may or may not translate to the NFL. He hasn't shown the killer instinct of Tebow or Newton, two players who he roughly translates to.
Wilson I like. He won't be there when the Chiefs pick.
Mike Glennon I like as well. He's got a lot of potential in terms of his size and athleticism and arm strength.
So does E.J. Manuel. Not as polished as Glennon, but a lot of the same tools.
Geno Smith is a complete stud and has already put together an impressive resume. He's off to a stellar start in 2012 and he looks like he's going to pull a RGIII and leapfrog a lot of prospects this next year.
Aaron Murray isn't a NFL starter. He's not Russel Wilson. He hasn't put up the completion numbers to justify a high round draft pick this next season and most likely won't come out because of the talent at the QB position that should be available in the 2013 draft.
Jones has ideal size, arm strength and athleticism for the next level. The progression issue has more to do with how Oklahoma runs their offense versus Jones' ability to see the field, and I haven't seen anything that shows he has issues with going through his progressions versus the quick read offense that Stoops runs. He's infinitely more experienced at the same level as Cassel. I don't see a Cassel. I see a better version of Mark Sanchez or a bigger version of Matt Ryan. He's a solid player who fits the Daboll system and the players we currently have. He's a serious upgrade to Cassel. You may not like him for whatever reason, but the numbers and wins and bowl victories say otherwise.