02-04-2013, 12:29 PM
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Beat you schmucks to this one months ago - My list in early October and new thoughts:
Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
I'm just going to think out loud on my comparisons here:
Geno -- Aaron Rodgers. Can move if he needs to, doesn't look to. Not the polished passer that Rodgers was coming out of school, but very close. And Rodgers sat for a bit before he was this Rodgers. Yes, I think Smith can be this good. Still like this call
Bray -- Stafford. Someone later used Cutler, I like that comp better due to Bray's moments of douche but occasional moments of brilliance while having the worst footwork you'll ever see
Barkley -- Schaub Still like it, though Schaub's getting a choker's bone
Murray -- Dalton Yeah, but probably a better version of Dalton
Wilson -- Locker Gonna change this one to Romo. Tough, mobile if pressed, teammates like him, wants to force the ball downfield. Occasional bouts of shitty decisionmaking and I still haven't seen him win anything
Thomas -- An extremely raw Big Ben. Maybe some combo of Ben and Newton. Clearly has some speed that Ben doesn't have but is an even less polished passer than Newton. Freeman perhaps? Yeah, that seems fair - Josh Freeman with Big Ben upside. Ultimately I'll probably have him moved ahead of Wilson by next week, he's just so damn raw. Didn't come out, I still like him
Manuel -- Newton. It's lazy, it's predictable, but it's what I see. Unfortunately the 2nd best comp I can come up with is Vick. He's really something of a hybrid of the two - not as good a thrower as Newton, not as explosive an athlete as Vick. Really, he's probably closer to Vick than he is to Newton. Still not a bad comp, IMO. But I think there's more upside to him than this. Really, I see similar stuff in him and Thomas, though Thomas now appears a bit more polished. Culpepper is probably a better comp due to Manuel's game tendencies. The Vick comp is stupid; not sure what I was seeing there.
Glennon -- Probably nothing, but Joe Flacco is his upside in my world. I like Glennon less and less as the year went on, but ultimately Flacco probably remains his upside
Jones -- Kyle Boller Probably still sucks.
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