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  • Todd McShay hates Jimmy Clausen

    Saw this on Sportscenter. McShay vs. Kiper debating on where Clausen will get drafted. Kiper was praising Clausen, saying he is #4 on the big board and could go #1 overall.

    McShay tells Kiper that he would not pick Clausen in the 1st round. He was good in Weis' system, but he doesn't have the arm strength to make the throws downfield. He says that Clausen isn't a good teammate and that no one on the team is going to miss him when he goes to the NFL. He just doesn't have the intangibles to become a good NFL QB.

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    Re: Todd McShay hates Jimmy Clausen

    From his own rankings:

    3. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame junior. Gets away with putting the ball up for grabs too often. However, he has enough size, accuracy and arm strength to develop into a solid starter in the NFL. He has shown toughness and leadership this season, which were previously question marks on Clausen's scouting report. Experience in a pro-style offense and solid mechanics will only help him on draft weekend. Projects as a first-round selection.

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    • #3
      Re: Todd McShay hates Jimmy Clausen

      Originally posted by RebelYell View Post
      From his own rankings:

      3. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame junior. Gets away with putting the ball up for grabs too often. However, he has enough size, accuracy and arm strength to develop into a solid starter in the NFL. He has shown toughness and leadership this season, which were previously question marks on Clausen's scouting report. Experience in a pro-style offense and solid mechanics will only help him on draft weekend. Projects as a first-round selection.
      Interesting... got a link to this?

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      • #4
        Re: Todd McShay hates Jimmy Clausen

        From The Sporting News web-site:

        Draft expert Todd McShay puts Clausen at No. 3 on list of pro-bound QBs

        Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen will enter the NFL Draft this spring. ESPN's draft expert evaluates the draft prospects of Clausen and four other top QBs.

        Jeff D'Alessio, Sporting News
        Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 - 11:29 a.m. ET

        ESPN's Todd McShay ranks for Sporting News the top five draft-eligible quarterbacks in college football:


        1. Jake Locker, Washington junior. Could benefit greatly from another season under coach Steve Sarkisian but it will be tough to say no to the NFL. Locker possesses exceptional physical tools -- arm strength, release quickness and mobility -- and he's shown enormous growth in one season of working with Sarkisian. Should be a top-10 pick if he elects to bolt for the 2010 draft.

        2. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma junior. Shoulder injury has proven to be a setback. In addition to durability concerns, it robbed Bradford of the opportunity to show scouts what he can do behind a marginal offensive line. Bradford clearly has great accuracy when given time to throw. He also is a good athlete with leadership skills. But too many questions left unanswered could cost him a spot in the top 10.

        3. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame junior. Gets away with putting the ball up for grabs too often. However, he has enough size, accuracy and arm strength to develop into a solid starter in the NFL. He has shown toughness and leadership this season, which were previously question marks on Clausen's scouting report. Experience in a pro-style offense and solid mechanics will only help him on draft weekend. Projects as a first-round selection.

        4. Colt McCoy, Texas senior. Love his toughness and leadership skills. He shows touch and timing as a short-to-intermediate passer. But no quarterback in (Division I-A) has a lower percentage of his completions travel beyond 5 yards. That reeks of a system QB that might struggle to transition to the NFL. In addition, I have major concerns about his deep accuracy. He throws off-balance too much for my liking. I can live with drafting him as a developmental project in the second round, but first round is too rich for my blood.

        5. Tim Tebow, Florida senior. He's obviously a sensational competitor and the type of guy you want on your team. But where do you play Tim Tebow? I will be shocked if he's ever a fulltime starting QB. We've never seen him catch or block, so it's tough to draft him as an H-back in the first couple of rounds. Sure, the Wildcat package is a possibility, but he's not very fast or elusive, and that's only a part-time role. Tebow will probably be taken in round 1, but I would not draft him before round 3.

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        • #5
          Re: Todd McShay hates Jimmy Clausen

          He also debated Kiper on Tebow. Said he wouldn't take him before the middle of the first round and said he wasn't good enough to be a backup in the NFL. Kiper called him on it for why would you take him in the first round if you didn't think he was worthy of being a backup?

          I actually agree with him on Tebow but 3rd is still being generous.

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          • #6
            Re: Todd McShay hates Jimmy Clausen

            You can't respect a guy that doesn't put Tony Pike ahead of Teabow.

            Pike is probably the most accurate of all the QB's.

            He was good size and potential to fill his body out more. Pike lacks overall strenghth and could be a little bit stronger with his arm. Mobility needs alittle work, but overall is better than McCoy and Teabow.


            Bradford seems like he may have the most talent but injuries keep him down. Locker runs too much and doesn't have the poise to sit in an NFL pocket.

            It seems to me that ESPN analysts always take the safe road on their early draft rankings because they want to have something to "REPORT" when guys begin to climb up the draft board via workouts / combine.

            I remember everyone saying Hardy was a top 5 pick and now he is an after thought of the top 10.

            I can't wait til the draft already !!!!!!!!

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            • #7
              Re: Todd McShay hates Jimmy Clausen

              I hate clausen too...and kiper

              Bradford if your gonna draft a qb first round...this guy was being talked about as the number 1 pick (over stafford and sanchez) before the national championship last year, now because he got injured, tried to come back (shows a lot of heart) no body wants him? labeling him injury prone? I'm not pretending to be a football expert but injuries happen to the best of players, if this guy checks out health wise, and devaney wants to go qb, Im saying bradford all the way!

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              • #8
                Re: Todd McShay hates Jimmy Clausen

                Originally posted by richtree View Post
                You can't respect a guy that doesn't put Tony Pike ahead of Teabow.

                Pike is probably the most accurate of all the QB's.
                The problems with Pike are that he's completely in the spread offense, has horrible arm strength (actually has difficulty delivering intermediate route passes) and was almost beaten out of the job by a freshman. What exactly is to love about the guy? For all that, I'd rather develop Null.

                And if Bradford is injury prone, Locker missed all of last season w/ injuries and part of his freshman year if I remember correctly. It was a fluke shoulder injury.

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                • AvengerRam_old
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                  ... the more impressed I am with Golden Tate.

                  Its almost shocking how often Clausen heaved the ball from his back foot only to be bailed out by Tate. Those kind of throws won't work in the NFL on a consistent basis.

                  If the Rams took Suh in the first round and Clausen somehow fell to #33, I would consider taking a shot on him. Otherwise... not interested.
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                • flying t-bird
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                  I bet you never thought in the past month that Notre Dame junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen is one of the most underappreciated quarterback prospects in the history of the NFL Draft. But after reading this blog entry, you just might change your mind.

                  First, I am going to tell you why you might not like Clausen, and let's be real here, there is a lot of bias against him. Some criticism is warranted, but a lot isn't.

                  Notre Dame is the most hated football program in America, period. They are the Duke of the gridiron. Automatically, you hate Clausen because he went to Notre Dame, just like you hated J.J. Reddick because he went to Duke. If you want to make an analysis as objective and professional as possible, then you need to cut the crap and get over the Notre Dame hate if you have it - and a lot of that is out there. Think about it: if you put Sanchez on Notre Dame and Jimmy Clausen at USC, then Sanchez is the hated prospect and Clausen is the beloved underclassman.

                  Maybe you don't like Clausen because of the blond, spiky hair, or the limo appearance he had when he was a senior in high school to declare for Notre Dame. These aren't "low profile" characteristics and automatically, you might have disliked him.

                  For whatever reasons you're down on Clausen, please put them in the back seat and have an open mind when reading this blog entry.

                  Clausen just amassed one of the most impressive junior seasons among pro-style quarterbacks in the past 10-20 years.

                  Let's remember that Clausen had a very bad offensive line this year for Notre Dame. Sure, he had good weapons, but the running game was poor and receivers Michael Floyd and Kyle Rudolph missed significant action (eight games missed total between them).

                  When Floyd went out, Clausen stepped up. With a bum turf toe, he didn't play at all in the second half and led the team to a game-winning drive to beat Purdue. The following week, he posted 422 passing yards against Washington. Over the next three games (USC, Boston College, Washinton State), Clausen threw for 774 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions....
                  -03-08-2010, 09:19 AM
                • Varg6
                  Real Speculation Begins on Clausen...
                  by Varg6
                  Per ESPN.com *Rumor Central*

                  For over a week, we've been speculating on which NFL team would draft Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen if he went pro. Take the "if" out of that equation now, because ESPN.com's Joe Schad is reporting that Clausen will declare for the draft. So was he pushed in that direction by some unruly fans? We got word from ESPN.com's Joe Schad on Tuesday that Clausen was decked in the face by a surly Notre Dame fan on Sunday morning. It certainly didn't help keep him in school.

                  Clausen is one of the more intriguing names on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board, and some analysts think he could be the first QB drafted this April.

                  Here was Kiper last week on the teams that might be interested in the gunslinger:

                  Mel's take-

                  "Leaving all the coaching chatter aside, which could obviously affect his decision, Clausen could certainly be the top quarterback taken. I think he's certainly capable of going in the top 10 or 12, and remember, St. Louis might want a quarterback, Washington might want a quarterback, we're not sure if Oakland will draft one, but they're another team with a problem at the position. The struggles at Notre Dame you can't put on Clausen. He's been battered, particularly early on. But he can play the position and personnel people know it. Comparing him and [UW's Jake] Locker, for instance, Clausen is far more refined at this stage."

                  ----

                  The reason I posted this was because of that one sentence in Mel's quote about personnel people. It'll certainly be interesting to see what we do in the upcoming draft.
                  -11-26-2009, 10:44 AM
                • Nick
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