Originally Posted by Saccopoo
The 2014 QB class is substandard as it sits right now. I don't think Bridgewater is even close to Geno Smith in terms of deep ball accuracy, pocket presence and understanding of the position.
And you can do a comparison of guys from 2013 and 2014. It's not close. Manuel is better than Thomas. Geno Smith is better than Bridgewater. Taj Boyd and Ryan Nassib are pretty equal. David Fales is no where close to Matt Barkley. Aaron Murray and Tyler Wilson are comparable. AJ McCarron isn't as good as Lance Jones. And the rest of the class is just bleh.
The only thing to get excited about is potentially Oregon's Marcus Mariota or Utah State's Chuckie Keeton (who I like a ton). Manziel is an interesting case subject for future debate, but there are some questions about his game. But those three guys are underclassmen who may or may not come out.
It's a mediocre draft class at the position at the very best, especially if Keeton and Mariota and Manziel stay in school.
Definitely not as good as 2013.
Disagree with that. While I don't think AJ is an elite prospect right now, I have seen him make NFL throws (NFL route concepts, progressions, drops) against teams that utilize some NFL defensive philosophies (M based fire-zones, designed traps, fire-zones out of subs, etc).
While I think that he's largely a product of the team he plays with, he's made some throws that were absolutely outstanding on tape. I don't really like the kid as a 1-2 round prospect right now but I'm not going to pretend he's like Landry Cassel who wilts under pressure and struggles completing passes down the field that aren't 3/4 vert concepts against 5DB personnel.