CC wrote:This basically ensures Quinn and Thomas will be the top 2 picks.
You think Quinn will go over Troy Smith?
Quinn should definitely go over Smith, but I don't think Quinn and Thomas are a lock for the first two picks. It would make sense, but Oakland could certainly go a different direction since their last high pick "can't miss" o-lineman has been a bust so far.
I don't know. Smith might get a nudge from the vince young effect. With all the success he's had in the NFL, teams might look at smith as the same type. Not the greatest michanics but can run and is one of those "just wins" type of QBs.
Yea, maybe if Smith was 6'5" like Vince. The fact of the matter, however, is that he is about 6 feet tall, and probably won't go in the first round.
And don't count out Gaines Adams for one of the top 2 picks, the guy is ridiculous, and the Detroit Lions do need a DE. Don't count out Alan Branch either, the Raiders need a DT.
ok ok I get it. I never realized he was that short. He's listed at 6'1 on the sites I visited. Anybody know who the shortest starting QB in the league is?
Sure there are examples of small QB's in the league today but they are exceptions to the rule just like there are exceptions to every rule - they succeed not because they are short, but in spite of it. The prototype is still the Peyton Manning model at 6"5', 230 lbs. - bigger is better!
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To be fair, Vick is very good, Grossman could be very good, as could Losman, and Rodgers hasnt had his shot yet.
To be even more fair, Smith is probably 5'11 and maybe 6'0 if he is lucky, and of those guys exactly one of them is a good NFL QB right now. Losman and Grossman could be good, but chances are that they will be mediocre over the course of their careers. Rodgers I will suspend judgment on since I am a Packers fan, but he hasn't done a lot yet.
So in the past 10 years there has been one successful first round QB drafted that is under 6'2 and it was one of the top 10 greatest athletes in any sport of this generation, a guy who revolutionized the way QBs play the game completely.
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