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    Which Pros Do The QB Prospects Remind You Of?

    Which recent NFL QBs do the top prospects remind you of?

    Here's my list (and, keep in mind, these are the Pros I think they could resemble. There is no guarantee that any of them will be as good as the players I'm comparing them to).

    Sam Bradford -- Kurt Warner
    Like Warner, Bradford has good, but not elite, size and good, but not elite, arm strength. For both QBs, the biggest assets are quick release, accuracy and field vision. They are also both rhythm passers who can get on a roll and take apart a defense.

    Jimmy Clausen -- Drew Brees
    I am convinced that Clausen, like Brees, is not much taller than 6'0. They both like to sling the ball and have great confidence in their arms, though neither has a true gun. Clausen has to work on his precision to be as productive as Brees, but Brees took a few years to develop in the NFL too.

    Colt McCoy -- Jeff Garcia
    McCoy uses his tools very well and is dangerous with his feet. He doesn't always look pretty, but he makes plays. Like Garcia, he's a good fit for a West Coast offense.

    Tony Pike -- Eli Manning
    Pike does not have Manning's arm strength, but he does have his pocket presence. Both are tall and a bit lanky. They also are both very streaky. When they look good, they look very good. When they look bad, they look very bad.

    Ryan Mallett -- Ben Roethlisberger
    This is somewhat of a generous comparison, as Mallett is nowhere near as accurate as Big Ben. That said, they are both big, strong QBs who can stand in the pocket and withstand a pass rush, and they both have very strong arms. For Mallet to have the kind of initial success that Big Ben had, he probably needs another year in college.

    Tim Tebow -- Vince Young
    Like Young, Tebow is everything you don't look for in a passer. Odd throwing motion, slow release, and only average accuracy. Both players rely on athletic ability to keep defenses off balance. Tebow does not have Young's arm strength, but he seems to be a more stable personality.


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    Re: Which Pros Do The QB Prospects Remind You Of?

    nice comparisons..i agree with most..but tebow is no where as good as vince young

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    Re: Which Pros Do The QB Prospects Remind You Of?

    isnt Clausen 6"3?

    and i kind of compare him more to Kurt Warner with a stronger arm.

    Quick release, intelligent.

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    Re: Which Pros Do The QB Prospects Remind You Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
    isnt Clausen 6"3?
    He is listed at 6'3. However, when I've watched Notre Dame play, I've noticed that he looks about the same height as guys listed at 6'0-6'1.

    Look at this photo of Clausen standing next to Notre dame center Eric Olsen. Olsen is listed at 6'4. If that's accurate, how tall does Clausen look?



    We'll know for sure after the Combine. If he is, in fact, 6'3, I'd say that makes him a better prospect. But I'm bettig he's about the same size as Brees.

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    Re: Which Pros Do The QB Prospects Remind You Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3STL9 View Post
    tebow is no where as good as vince young
    I agree. But if Tebow were to look to model his game after a current Pro, I think Young best fits his skill set.

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    Re: Which Pros Do The QB Prospects Remind You Of?

    well as far as the pic comparison, Olsen has a helmet on which adds about 2inchs to his height. Id have to see them with the helmet off to accurately compare. Meh, i really don't think 6'1 or 6'3 makes all that much difference personally

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    Re: Which Pros Do The QB Prospects Remind You Of?

    Compared with Eric Olsen in that picture, Clausen looks, 6'0-6'1. 6'2 at best.

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    Re: Which Pros Do The QB Prospects Remind You Of?

    To me...Colt McCoy is more like Drew Brees.

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    Re: Which Pros Do The QB Prospects Remind You Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    To me...Colt McCoy is more like Drew Brees.
    I get the comparison, but I think Brees has a stronger arm, while McCoy has better feet.

    The comparison to Garcia is not, in any way, a put down. People forget, but Garcia passed for over 4,000 yards, 31 TDs, and a 97 passer rating in his second season as a pro, and he has a career rating of 87.5.

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    Re: Which Pros Do The QB Prospects Remind You Of?

    It might be just me, but I can kind of see Sam Bradford as the next Peyton Manning.

    (Coming from a Longhorn fan)

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