Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by DKphin, Apr 5, 2018.
I like Lauletta a lot.
Don't know much about him, why do you like him? In what round? Nothing really interesting from what I can study on him. He played for Richmond so against very poor defenses. Accuracy ok but it's not like he lit it up 63%. Seemed to throw a bunch of ints 35 or 3% of attempts. Also took a lot of sacks 65. Im just a number cruncher so i admit I could be missing stuff but if you can let me know I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
I'm trying to get comfortable with the 2nd tier qbs. I prefer Falk. I know white is in the discussion but I think he is a pud.
He would be my ideal pick in the 3rd round.
Take him in the 3rd round, go home happy....has leadership intangibles that you can't coach (plus, you can't discount that "chip on the shoulder" mentality)...seems to be the real deal, as far as "under-the-radar" types go.
Would be my ideal choice for QBs this draft...definitely my #1 choice, since I don't think any of the "big names" are falling to us at #11.
His numbers are actually very similar to Jimmy Garoppolo's, who threw 50 ints in his career, and was sacked 90 times in his career with 400 more attempts than Lauletta. I think more or less he impressed people the week of the Senior bowl. His stock seems to have jumped since then. I thought he looked good in the practices there myself. Looked like a better prospect than Lee or Benkert to me.
I think just his feet, the balance, and the speed of his process remind me of Garoppolo with the primary difference there being that Jimmy had to operate at blinding speed because that's the offense Dino Babers was running for them back then...like Art Briles but even faster.
I think other people are going for the Jimmy Garoppolo comparison because they're from FCS and they're of a size with one another.
I like the footwork, ability to get the ball out quickly, the accuracy touch. Not a strong arm but I think he can be a Pennington type and win you games.
I try not to get too excited over a player I've only watched in one or two games. He looked good in the Senior Bowl, but I get the feeling he's going to be overhyped and drafted erlier than he should be. He could work out, which can be said about any pick, but I'm not sold he's going to me more than a mid level backup in the NFL.
Simple question for all here because I am from French and I can't see them played.
Do you think Lauletta is better QB than Falk or Rudolph and Why?
To end, does dolphins staff meet him or invited him for work out like they did with Falk and Jackson ?
He seems to have the intangibles you want in a QB. I'd be happy to take him in rounds 2 or 3.
Any chance he makes it to our 4th round pick? Not sure where he's mocked.
At this point I don't think he makes it out of the 2nd round. He is the hot name, and QBs tend to go earlier than they should. After Rudolph there is a bit of a drop to the next tier of QBs including this kid. But plenty of teams will still need/want QBs.
Yah I am sure they will be overdrafted along with the TE's in this draft. Not sure its worth spending a 2nd round pick on a backup that will most likely never even beat out Tannehill. 3rd round I am more comfortable with a project QB, hopefully they will be there.
I liken him to somewhere between a Tyrod Taylor and an Alex Smith.
Smith probably fits better and would cause less of a freakout over the fact he doesn't quite have Tyrod's 4.4 speed.
But the point is, his strengths are getting the ball out quickly, and being athletic.
The latter is a part of his game. It's core. He didn't just show up to the Combine and go wild out of nowhere, or have a really good trainer. He's got nice size and strength and he's an athlete, and he uses it to his advantage on the tape all the time. So did Alex Smith under Urban Meyer at Utah.
Like Tyrod Taylor though, he can't throw deep worth a spit. The ball's just not going to show up where it needs to be. This has always been a problem for Tyrod going back to Virginia Tech. Honestly, probably been a problem more or less for Alex Smith as well. He's a short passer, a timing passer, a guy who specializes in pre-snap reads and getting the football out of his hands. That's what Kyle Lauletta will do.
He got a degree from the Richmond School of Leadership. That's a real thing. And it was a double major, one of the reasons he chose Richmond to begin with. He's the son of an Admiral, or something like that. He exudes command and leadership, and he's pretty damn smart and athletic too. He had four different offensive coordinators at Richmond and somehow came out of that no worse for the wear. In fact, his knowledge of different offensive concepts and terminologies is encyclopedic as a result.
Not a coincidence he showed up and dominated the Senior Bowl. He ran the offense at the Senior Bowl as if he'd been operating it for years. In fact the big touchdown throw, they'd run that play in practice but that particular guy had not sprung open any time they ran the play in practice, but during the game he saw it and threw it. Ironically it ended up being a deep ball, and he completed it, even though he's been generally bad on the deep ball at Richmond. That's football, sometimes.
I like him too. He has me at accuracy. I'd honestly take him over Rudolph. The problem is you may need to spend the second rounder to secure him. I would not throw a hissy fit if that happened. If you went
(3) Ian Thomas
(4) Herndon (double down),
then the most aching needs are handled. My thesis is you take Minkah and move McDonald down to a Deonne Buchanan husky type position.
Or, another scenario is you trade down at 11, get Vander Esch and get an extra day two pick, allowing for Lauletta somewhere.
Bottom line, I would be pleased if Miami had a strategy to get him. Key word here: Accuracy.