Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by ckparrothead, Jan 23, 2019.
Great arm, nothing between the ears.
Hard to argue with any of that right now, my point was though, there was clear development towards the end of the year, clear signs that Dan Mullen had worked a little magic there and that'll be interesting to see if he develops further next year. Mullen is definitely trying to put something between his ears, if he succeeds that's a hell of a prospect.
I'm gonna go ahead and double down on the negative slant towards Franks. He'll never be an NFL QB. If he has another decent season, it means that Mullens is a hell of a coach, not that Franks is some diamond in the rough. More like a turd in the punchbowl.
His arm is his only redeeming quality. If he tries to shoosh the home crowd again I'm going to reach through the tv and punch him in the throat.
I kind of liked the Shh sign, he had taken a lot of criticism from the fans me included and he had just come up with a big play, he's human and showed the emotion and for me at least that was a good thing because it gave them impression that he was ready to fight for his Gators career. From that point in time, he was pretty lights out till the end of the season so it had an affect. I'm not saying he's suddenly a prospect, because he's not, but there is a hell of a lot to mold with, I actually do think he could be a diamond in the rough, think that's been part of the frustration with the kid, he's a natural athlete with an arm that can match anyone's, he's just failed to put it all together. Next year will be interesting I think with Jones hopefully pushing him too.
Any Gator QB that shooshes the crowd in the Swamp is dead to me.
LOL fair enough dude, not going to say anyone is wrong with that viewpoint, it wasn't something I would have done in his position but I could understand it.
Thats a very good comparison. And its not necessarily because they are left handed. Like Awsi said its like a gliding style of Tua that draws the comparison. Also, the arms look very comparable. Not rockets but definitely good enough. Lefties in any sport always seem to have a smooth approach. For instances, left handed batters in baseball seem to always have a smoother swing. Left handed basketabll players seem to have a smoother shot. I don't know what it is but that's always been my perception at least (except baseball. its a fact. Left handers have smoother swings). Maybe its because our eyes don't see left handers as much.
I think it's partially perception and not seeing it as much. Phil Mickelson looks to have a nice swing lefty but when Golf Channel has reversed it and displayed what Mickelson would look like righty, it is astonishing how flawed the swing is...all the moving parts. I suddenly understood why Mickelson can be so erratic, after looking at his swing in reverse.
Bobby Douglass is one example of a lefty who was a big strong rocket armed quarterback with no touch or smoothness whatsoever. That is when I was a kid and it stood out to me since I am a lefty. But I can't think of a subsequent lefty quarterback like that.
Tua to Steve Young is one of the best comparisons period, regardless of position. I didn't realize Lane Kiffin made it so early.
Miami needs to do whatever to get Steve Young pt2.
Tua needs to be a phin.
Figured this would be a fun addition. For college, I'd go:
For the NFL, I'd just ignore the rules and spend the $5 that I would on a RB on Jeudy or Wallace or (even better) get both Tua and Lawrence.
Lol just realized, I was going to $15 x_x Still working on that first cup of coffee. Benjamin from ASU is fine instead of Taylor/Etienne
Too early to say for sure, but I think I'll end up liking Love more than Fromm. Tua is definitely way out in the lead at #1 for 2020, but Book (who was not nearly as bad vs Clemson as his numbers suggest and had a good year overall) and Ehlinger (should he declare) should make the class interesting after the top 2 or 3 guys. While Herbert showed some worrying signs in 2018, I'm really glad he went back, and I'm rooting for him to take positive strides as a Senior.
I’m also eager to see what Love and Ehlinger do next year. Even if the Phins don’t have the 1st pick to get Tua there’s going to be plenty of other options in the 1st to get a playmaker.
Ehlinger doesn't fill me with a lot of excitement, I don't see the appeal yet with him, I admit to only really watching 2 or 3 of his games but I wouldn't be taking that kid in the first just yet on the evidence I saw. Love is a different story, I think when all is said and done he could end up being the best NFL QB in 2020 but Tua will rightfully go first overall unless he shows more of his Georgia and Clemson performances rather than the excellence of his other 13 or so games last season.
Certainly not going to fault anyone for putting a Jordan Love ahead of a Jake Fromm. Justin Herbert as well.
Lots of guys to do lots of work on for that draft.
Looking forward to getting a good look at Brock Purdy.