So many times you hear about freshman quarterbacks that are highly recruited and promise to be the next superstar, but when you first see them on a college football field you cringe – because they look like a high-schooler on a college football field. USC Trojan Matt Barkley is not that guy.
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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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Pat White and Drew Willy are two quarterbacks who are not getting the recognition they deserve. With all the talk about Matt Stafford, Mark Sanchez, and Josh Freeman, everybody is overlooking Drew Willy and Pat White. I’m a season ticket holder for the Buffalo Bulls, so I’ve watched Drew Willy play for years now. And I’ve watched my share of Pat White, including yesterday’s NFL combine, and even I was totally impressed with his quarterbacking abilities.
Pat White – His Quarterbacking Skills are Underrated
Pat White made a great showing at the 2009 NFL Combine. He was the surprise of the day for the quarterbacks in my book – and a lot of the analysts agreed. We know about Pat White’s athleticism – he ran a 4.5 in the 40 yd dash and hit his head on the dome roof in the vertical. He’s not big at about 6′0″ 200 lbs, but
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Josh Freeman is an amazing physical specimen. 6′6″ 240 pounds. Awesome arm strength. Very good speed. Elusive. All that good stuff. But Freeman is 20 years old and coming out of Kansas State with a losing record overall, a very inconsistent performance, questionable leadership skills, and is more than likely going to disappear in the NFL – at least for a
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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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Are you kidding me? After just one full year as a starter and a total of 16 starts as a college football quarterback, Mark Sanchez is going to enter the NFL draft. Does this sound like a good idea? Does it sound like he’s ready? Is this going to be yet another superstar college quarterback who quickly fades into obscurity in the NFL?
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