Matt Stafford is definitely the best quarterback in the 2009 NFL draft, but I don’t think going to the Detroit Lions would be good for Stafford, nor for the Lions, for a whole host of reasons. But it may be too late – according to some reports. Here’s where i’m at on
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Quarterback Matt Stafford was recently referred to directly, and indirectly, by a number of current Georgia Bulldog players when it came to the idea of team leadership, unity, drive, and determination. Matt Stafford’s quarterbacking skills were never called into question, but last year’s Georgia Bulldogs were a big disappointment and it seems a lot of fingers are being pointed at last year’s seniors, and the fact that there was too much focus on superstars going to the NFL rather than bringing a team together to win an SEC championship, and possibly a national championship. Matt Stafford says he’s ready to take on a leadership role in rebuilding the Detroit Lions, but we better just wait one minute before we delegate the task of Lion Savior to
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Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger both committed to the Georgia Bulldogs for the 2009 season, and after the departure of Matt Stafford, everybody is looking to the future to see what’s in store for the Georgia Bulldogs this year. But not so fast. You have a fifth year senior in Joe Cox that’s more than ready to take the helm and has already been awarded the starting position for 2009. So either Aaron Murray or Zach Mettenberger will take over in 2010? Not so fast, again! You have Logan Gray, a sophomore, a close second behind Cox. But let me tell ya, it’s gonna be all that Gray can do to hold off the two recruits behind him for the starting job in 2010 and beyond – and maybe even for the backup spot in 2009.
Aaron Murray – Georgia Bulldogs – A True Freshman Gunslinger
Aaron Murray – The Gunslinger
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There were several surprises for the quarterbacks at the 2009 NFL combine. Find out who rocked, and who stunk up the
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Matt Stafford Holding A Keg
Stafford….have you lost your mind? Matt Stafford is coming out of college as a junior and as I stated in a previous post, Stafford is being considered as a first round draft pick by the Detroit Lions. I personally don’t feel Stafford is ready for the NFL, but he wasn’t going to risk being taken in the 345th round in the 2010 NFL draft in the middle of what could be one of the best quarterback classes ever. But unless he knows something about the 2009 NFL draft that we don’t, this move just does not make any sense.
How has this worked out in the past for others that have skipped the combine? Well, you need look no further than Brady Quinn, as he waited several hours before being drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 22nd overall pick, and Matt Leinart, the Heisman Trophy winner,
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The three quarterbacks that are projected for the first round in the 2009 NFL draft are:
Matt Stafford – Georgia Bulldogs
Mark Sanchez – USC Trojans
Josh Freeman – Kansas State Wildcats
Many are still picking the
Although the Detroit Lions need to address the Quarterback position, it doesn’t seem like drafting a quarterback this year would be the way to go, and Matt Stafford is no guarantee when it comes to playing in the NFL
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Quarterback Mathew Stafford is the second to make yet another questionable call by a junior quarterback to go to the NFL. Safford and former USC quarterback Mark Sanchez preclude their senior seasons and turn their careers toward the NFL. Stafford is projected to go high in the draft and is one of the top, if not the top QB in the 2009 NFL draft. But being the top quarterback in the draft and becoming a top NFL quarterback is two different things.
Stafford’s strongest trait is his personality – especially his likeability, mental toughness, and leadership qualities. He has always been well-liked by the coaching staff and his teamates. He is storied to be a great leader in the locker room, and his mental toughness and confidence have been evident throughout his career. And now he’s being projected as a possible first pick overall in the NFL draft. Many Detroit Lions
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