Which QB do you want to draft next year?

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  1. Bearstuff

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    Best player available. We have plenty of holes to fill and speculating on who will be available at whatever pick we end up with at this point is a waste of time. Players will move up and down the draft boards of teams based upon injuries, bowl game performances, combine performance and rumors.
     
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    How about we make a deal with Goddell and just take him in the 2nd this year for whenever he comes out? Think that would fly?!?
     
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    Aaron Murray or Zach Mettenberger.

    But I'd rather have Cutler than any rookie QB in 2014.

    Cutty come back!
     
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    NO to boyd. He looked like utter and total sh*t against FSU. Gimme a smart QB with a quick release, who excels at reading defenses and getting rid of the football accurately. I couldn't care less how "athletic" or "fast" or "explosive" he is. I also don't need him to have a "cannon for an arm", so long as his arm is STRONG ENOUGH to make all of the necessary throws. I would take a "Chad Pennington type" over the MIchael Vicks, Vince Youngs and JaMarcus Russells of the world all day long. Two MOST OVERRATED ASPECTS OF PLAYING THE QB POSITION: athletic ability (40 time, vertical, etc.) and arm strength. I will take the intelligent, crafty guy with the quick release AND THE QUICK MIND any day of the week and TWICE on Sundays! Give me a PURE POCKET PASSER and you can keep all of your "running QBs."
     
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    The pure pocket passer is a dying breed, fact is almost all the top qbs comming out have the ability to take off with the ball. Andrew Luck is the new prototypical nfl qb, guy who can throw from the pocket but also needs to be somewhat accounted for. The "pure pocket passers " limit what your offense can do.

    But we are far too early to start this argument, will be a good time passer come January.
     
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    *cough*Peyton Manning*cough*

    But yeah...Pocket Passers are just fine in the NFL. The issue is, College is an entirely different ball game now, where Rushing QBs and uptempo, no huddle offenses are dominating right now. Unfortunately, that doesnt really translate as well to the NFL, since defenses are much faster than they are in college, so the effectiveness of mobile QBs are somewhat limited. They kind of took the NFL by surprise for awhile, but now opposing D's are figuring out how to do a better job containing them.
     
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    It's also a rare breed of QB that can run and pass, even more rare then the pocket passer. A running qb needs to do both, and have to be a passer first, which is why Tebow failed but was the best rushing qb in college history.
     
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    My point exactly but these kids know that. That's why you can't compare a Boyd to Vick or Jmarcus Russel. This new breed of "mobile qb" can throw from the pocket and also throw very effectively on the run. The bolded is absolutely key IMO as this is a "must have" trait on an effective guy to play this way. It's not to say one is better than the other, but both are equally effective and rely on different traits to ensure success. It mostly falls to the coach and their preference but never less we can't use that outdated stigma Tebow and Russel gave this style to discount talent.
     
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    Honestly, I'd be fine with Manziel, if he falls into round 2.
     
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