The difference is (unlike Feeley, Boller, Smith, and Harrington) Rodgers is an extremely accurate passer with a very quick release. None of those other QBs completed 60% of their passes in college, Rodgers completed 61% as a junior and 66% as a senior. And Rodgers has shown in college, in the college all star challenge, and at his private workout that he has the arm to make throws of all distances without losing accuracy.lordlegel said:Id just like to say before anyone else that Aaron Rodgers will fall way short of his expectations. Here is the reason: Jeff Tedford.
Jeff Tedford is one of the best offensive minded coaches in college. His system produces excellent results, especially at quarterback. That wouldnt seem like a problem except when these quarterbacks leave his system they fall on their faces in the NFL. Examples: Akili Smith, David Carr, Joey Harrington, Kyle Boller, etc. Aaron Rodgers is the latest in line and it should be expected he follows the same path of his predecesors. He is short (6'2'') and doesnt have excellent arm strength. He is pedestrian in speed, average in pocket awareness. His biggest possitive is his accuracy. But accuracy can be taught and set up. With the right short routes one's accuracy can increase 10% or so.
So lets say Ricky returns shakeno: ) and we dont draft a rb fire: ), i for one say we should not take Rodgers. AJ Feeley i believe also played under Tedford's system but im not sure. Feeley played a year before Harrington so it is likely Feeley did play with Tedford. But the difference between Feeley and the others is that Feeley has a cannon (minus Smith, his problem was his stupidity). Alex Smith looks much more appealing but he will likely go #1 so i hope we dont draft a qb.
His height is not a concern at all. He has a high release point so won't have problems with tipped balls (like Feeley does despite being taller). Favre, Young, Montana, and Brunell have done just fine in the NFL at 6'2''.