Thread: NFL Draft Geno Smith fans roll call
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:06 AM   #6342
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Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501 View Post
First, it isn't just the skins. Every draft expert believed he was an elite prospect. Some even wondered if he would go ahead of luck.


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Multiple teams were making offers for aggressive trade up. Don't act like the skins were some crazy team going Rogue. Rgiii was a consensus blue chip prospect.
Griffin was a third/fourth round halfback/slot receiver to start the 2011 season. He was definitely not a blue chip QB prospect until the Heisman vote to the combine.

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And again, their passing skill sets are similar. Geno is probably more polished in the pocket. But Rgiii ability to also be an elite athlete adds a whole dimension to his gMe that Geno does not have. And yes, I view Rgiii as a Pocket passer who can use his legs as a weapon only as needed.
The problem with Griffin is that he is a quarterback with a big arm who relies his legs far too often. He doesn't have any experience other than what you have seen this year in a true pro style set and is relying on his athleticism to bail him out of tight situations versus remaining in the pocket and finding that receiver downfield. Concussion earlier this season ring a bell? How about the knee that got snapped over Ngata because the guy went head first instead of sliding?

Kid's going to get killed if he doesn't change his game.

Mike Vick never played a full NFL season. Neither has Robert Griffin.

And Griffin is most likely the most athletic quarterback in the NFL. He's got another dimension that guys like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady don't have. You taking him over those guys because he can run faster than any QB in the NFL?

Geno Smith has the best pocket presence I've seen at the college level in a long, long time. Eyes downfield all the time and he's looking to find that receiver versus looking to take off and run for a couple.

Look, I like Griffin a ton. But I don't like his current game. He's going to end up broken. Badly. When the Redskins are trotting out Kirk Cousins at QB instead of Bobby because he's on the bench with an injury that was caused by his "elite athletic skills", ask them if those extra three first round picks make sense then.
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