I was surprised a month or so ago when this kid's name popped up out of nowhere, but it seems the hype has only grown- for whatever reason since then. I don't know who this guy sold his soul to, where he found a lamp, or how many wishes he got from it... but Blaine Gabbert as an NFL quarterback is an absolute joke. Maybe this kid's uncle is Mel Kiper... I don't know. I can't figure it out. He was on no ones... and I mean no one's board one week, and then was on everyone's the next. What did he do? Did I miss it? Here's what we know about Blaine Gabbert: 1. "Against four top-35 defenses (Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma State and Navy) Gabbert completed just 46.3 percent of his attempts for an average of 208.5 yards. The Tigers lost all those games" Yet people think this kid is a 1st round pick? Unless he gets to play the Houston Texans 16 weeks, he'll never make it. 2. He played in a gimmick offense. You know, the same offense Chase Daniel played in- and Chase Daniel was the better NFL prospect (talent-wise) of the 2. I wonder what he's doing these days? Probably doing someone's taxes at HR Block as we speak. 3. He has questionable work ethic. Not something that typically creates winners... and probably the reason he couldn't win vs anyone decent. 4. He has a strong arm. And here it is once again... the strong arm that projects every average QB in to the first round, regardless of the piles of question marks around him. Jamarcus Russell was drafted 1st overall due to a strong arm alone. Who cares how strong a guy's arm is when he's not accurate? 5. He has terrible pocket presence. Reminding many of David Carr... he constantly tries to scramble away from pressure that isn't there. (see video below) Blaine Gabbert is the bad Brett Favre. Not the one that makes amazing plays 4 times a game then 2 insanely bad ones to ruin it... but just the reverse. How kids can keep getting bumped as top prospects based on size and throwing strength year after year blows my mind. Do results not prove this isn't the way to evaluate talent? http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/gamelog?playerId=381364 That's Blaine Gabbert's game log. Note key performances like his 0td 2int game vs Kansas, Texas Tech, San Diego State, Nebraska, etc. It's not as if this guy was struggling against the best competition in the nation... he couldn't get it done vs mere good teams. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5nGYHLeB2g&feature=player_embedded Look at this all-world performance vs the Illinois secondary full of runningbacks and wide receivers due to injuries.