Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by 24, Jan 3, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. 24

    24 Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,138
    Will forgo his senior year and enter the 2011 NFL draft. We could potentially draft him at #8.

    Pros: Strong arm, compact delivery, good size, athletic, overall accuracy is good.

    Cons: Can't read defenses very well. Won't make it to 2nd/3rd progressions, will take off if first guy isn't open. Questionable footwork. No pro-style experience.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=6451
    #1
  2. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    20,567
    I don't want this guy. Bust written all over him.

    Newton, Mallett, Locker over him.
    #2
  3. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE Tweet me @JCBRAVE

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    46,144
    No thanks, don't we already have that at the QB position?
    #3
  4. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,513
    Take him at #8? You're crazy. He's probably the 5th best QB prospect, possibly 4th. He's very inconsistent with his footwork and played mostly in a spread offense at Mizzou, didn't see him under center. He's a big guy, strong arm, decent athlete, had a good release, and seems to understand and recognize defenses. I bet he'll go before Locker.. still a 2nd round pick though.
    #4
  5. 24

    24 Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,138
    That's slightly harsh. I personally don't like him, but he's been mentioned as a top 10 pick. I don't think he would've entered the draft unless he got a first round grade from the committee. I think when it's all said and done, he will be drafted fairly high.
    #5
  6. HeadOnASwivel

    HeadOnASwivel Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    2,579
    At this point if we are going to nab a QB and Luck is not a possibility, then we just take one in the 2nd round. Why, because every year top QBs tend to slip out of the first round. If one does slip, we trade with up to Carolina, taking the first pick in round 2 assuming they take Luck they won't be in the running for another QB.
    #6
  7. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Messages:
    46,988
    Prefer a guy who can read defenses.
    #7
  8. chamgel2

    chamgel2 Special Teams Standout

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,101
    hopefully someone reaches for Newton and we get Mallett. Just as long as we are not the team that reaches for Newton. It's time we get a pocket passer.
    #8
    • High Five High Five x 2
  9. MAAANDUDE#31

    MAAANDUDE#31 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Messages:
    111
    Why would we want a guy that cannot read defenses? Our O-line needs work as it is, why bring in a rookie that cant read defenses especially when we WILL have a at the very least a HC change in next couple years if not this off season? Mallet, Lock, Newton over him. If not wait until next draft IMO.
    #9
  10. Eddyc85

    Eddyc85 Go Bucks!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    5,225
    He's definitely a project but he's got all the tools to be great. I haven't seen enough of him to really say one way or another but I wouldn't say no to him just yet. But the spread doesn't bother me to much. Bradford adjusted pretty easily.
    #10
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.