Why I want Phil to draft Zach Mettenberger

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  1. short faced bear

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    I like Zach and I feel he's a sleeper. That said I'll wager other teams are vying for him as well and he'll get taken a round or so higher than anticipated. I can't see Phil reaching on a backup qb unless Trestman really lobbies for him.
     
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    Jay played at Vandy, Favre at Southern Miss, Rodgers at Cal and Grossman at........ah hell let's forget that last one, the other three all played at warm weather schools and have managed to do OK in the Windy City and up in the Cheese Tundra. After he's freezes the "boys" once he'll adapt. The thing about northern clime QBs who play outdoors is that they need a good arm and a tight spiral to cut through the wind.
     
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    BC yo' eyes be lookin' at the wrong thing. It's that fiancée of his you should be keepin' an eye on. LOL
     
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    That's ALL YOU DO? Just shake your head. That weak man, really weak.

    I've busted up three guitars, two amps, four TV sets, and a computer already and I still can't him out of my head! :3 8 14[1]:
     
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    I think you may be right shorty. The guys who were supposed to be the kingpins aren't as impressive as everyone thought they'd be and the second tier guys are moving up the boards. How may times was Blake Bortles ever mentioned as the top QB in this draft before this spring?
     
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    ok, you asked for it :14 6 12[1]: :14 6 12[1]:

    I never mentioned whicgh head did I?
     
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    His arm strength and accuracy looks so much sharper than Johnny boy. I could see Sean Payton taking him 2nd, which is still way better deal for any team over the Johnny boy gamble. If you could get him in the 3rd round that would be a great pick.
     
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    FWIW here's his Combine Profile; He's a project kid put he's got the size and arm you'd like to see.

    Zach Mettenberger
    QB LSU
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    Grade
    5.27?
    • 6'5" Height
    • 32 3/8" Arm Length
    • 224LBS. Weight
    • 9 3/4" Hands
    Overview
    2013: Played in and started 12 games. Missed Outback Bowl against Iowa after tearing his left ACL in regular-season finale vs. Arkansas. Became third LSU QB to throw for 3,000 yards in a season (Rohan Davey, 3,347 yards in 2001; and JaMarcus Russell, 3,129 yards in 2006). 2012: Started all 13 games. 2011: Played in five games. 2010: Played at Butler Community College, and led Butler to 11-1 record and berth in the JUCO National Championship Game. 2009: Did not play while at Georgia, and transferred after season. Pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery after groping a woman at Flip Flops bar near Valdosta. Coach Mark Richt kicked him off the team on April 18, 2010.
    (At least we know he's not gay. I guess that's good to know ahead of time. LOL)

    Analysis
    Strengths
    Exceptional size. Outstanding arm strength -- spins it with velocity and can make all the throws. Can drill the deep out and fit it into a tight window across the field throwing to his left. Ran an NFL-style offense under coordinator Cam Cameron and learned how to become more of a leader as a senior.

    Weaknesses
    Heavy-footed with a long delivery, which translates to the pocket closing on him quickly when he moves and is forced off a spot. Takes unnecessary sacks and is rattled easily under duress. Really labors to hasten his release and get rid of the ball quickly when needed. Has tunnel vision and arms the ball too much. Tends to trigger late and frequently underthrows the deep ball. Does not throw receivers open and forces them to adjust. Can learn to take pace off the ball and throw with more touch, better timing and anticipation. Had a very strong supporting cast with NFL-caliber receivers and a stout offensive line. Weight fluctuated early in his career and arrived at LSU pushing 260 pounds. Is coming off an ACL injury and will require some rehabilitation time. Character will require closer scrutiny.

    Bottom Line
    Pure dropback, strong-armed thrower who will require patient, confidence-building play-calling and a clean pocket to function at a high level in the NFL. Has starter talent in a vertical, downfield passing attack if he can learn to take command of a huddle and continue progressing as a decision-maker. How he interviews with teams could go a long way toward determining his draft status.
     
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    Said it a while ago and I'll say it again, If we're going to grab a developmental QB, it better be late and it should be Tom Savage.
     
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    Good find sox. If there's one out there who might be flying a bit under the radar because of his college career he may be it. This kid seems to have all the tools anyone would look for in a developmental guy who just needs some time and really good coaching to improve his game. Start with a Pitt DT (Donald) and finish with a Pitt QB (Savage). Has a nice symmetry to it. LOL

    Tom Savage
    QB Pittsburgh
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    Grade
    5.18?
    • 4.97 SEC
      Top Performer
    • 27.0 INCH
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    • 105.0 INCH
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    • 7.33 SEC
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    • 4.36 SEC
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    • 6'4" Height
    • 31 5/8" Arm Length
    • 228LBS. Weight
    • 9 5/8" Hands
    Overview
    Sat out two seasons due to NCAA transfer rules. 2013: Started all 13 games for Pittsburgh. Left Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Bowling Green with a rib injury. Threw just three interceptions in final nine games. 2012: Transferred to Pittsburgh prior to 2011 season. Did not play due to NCAA rules. Did not feel new Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez played a style of football to fit his game. Wanted to enroll at Rutgers again but hardship waiver to play immediately was denied. 2011: Transferred to Arizona prior to 2011 season, but did not play due to NCAA rules. 2010: Played in six games and made four starts for Rutgers. Ineffective early in the season before suffering a hand injury. 2009: Played in 12 games and made 11 starts as a true freshman. Was named the Scarlet Knights' Most Valuable Offensive Player after having the most passing yards (2,211) and touchdowns (14) by a true freshman quarterback in Big East history.

    Analysis
    Strengths
    Terrific size. Sets with balance. Easy, compact, high three-quarters release. Spins a catchable ball. Excellent arm strength to complete NFL throws -- capable of sticking outs from the deep hash or launching balls 60 yards on the money. Experience in pro-style offense. Smart and hardworking. Solid personal and football character. Has tools to work with. Team captain.

    Weaknesses
    Needs to speed up his clock and show better awareness in the pocket. Needs to quicken his eyes, expand his field vision and learn to manipulate safeties. Tends to stare down his target. Forces some throws into traffic. Erratic accuracy. Slow of foot -- not a scramble threat. Can improve play-action fake. Had some duds -- struggled against Florida State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Mental toughness needs to be looked into.

    Bottom Line
    Big, inconsistent pocket passer who took a circuitous route to Pittsburgh, where he played a full season for the first time since 2009. Is inconsistent and in need of more reps, but has ample arm talent to warrant developmental consideration if teams deem his intangibles worthy of an investment.
     

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