Originally Posted by O.city
It's weird, and I know it's bad juju around here to say, but with all the talk about QB's I wanted to see if we are all just wacko about this years class and maybe it is just shitty.
So I went back and watched some of Lucks tape from last years bowl game, some stuff from Matt Ryan at BC, and some Eli college. They made some really good throws, but there was some meh in there as well.
I didn't really realize how much these guys change from the collegiate level to the next. I know they get better coaching.
Luck was pretty much nothing short of amazing during his last two years of college football. There's really no argument there.
Matt Ryan played on a bad team with receivers that couldn't run routes. 90% of interceptions were due to that reason and the coach was fired shortly after Ryan graduated.
Eli played for a bad school because it's the school his father attended. Once again, less than average coaching coupled with weak talent made him appear "worse" than he was, even though he absolutely deserved to be the #1 overall pick.
As far as this class is concerned, I've seen very good and very bad from Barkley. I've only seen poor games from Smith. I saw an Arkansas game or two in 2011 in which Wilson was money, then saw him in 2012 when he wasn't even close.
I believe this is why the talking heads haven't pinpointed a single guy from this class: None of them really pass the casual eye test.
Hopefully, The Combine will provide answers.