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- Sep 11, 2002
- Reaction score
I think that people are having a hard time placing Rodgers and Smith becuase of the limited short-term successes of other highly touted QB's that have come out in recent years (Carr, Harrington, Palmer, Manning, Rivers, etc). On the one hand, Rodgers and Smith have the same skills and measurables as the other afroementioned QB's and probably derserve to be high round picks. On the other, the recent Round One QB's still have a lot to prove before we can say that their teams were "justified" for spending a high pick on them.rafael said:Manning's rating may be inflated b/c of his name. His stats certainly aren't as good as Smith and Rogers. There were questions about Manning being a student of the game (none exist about Rogers and Smith). Manning isn't as accurate and doesn't read defenses as well. On the other hand, Manning has more prototypical size, a stronger arm than Smith and played against better comp. than Smith.
Accordingly, TSN probably ranks them high because of the former point, while many posters on this board find the rankings insccurate because of the latter point.