Originally Posted by Exascor
If Keenum performs at 90% of the level he did in the first 2 games, would he not be a "franchise" QB? Would he not have done enough to have been drafted in the first round given the 10 games against NFL competition? That's NFL (ie better than SEC) competition for a full college season length. Would he not be drafted ahead of around 10 current starting NFL QBs? How many 1st round QBs end up being busts instead of franchise QBs anyways?
For perspective - Keenum's 2013 stats if he were to perform at 90% of his first 2 games for the remaining 8:
2853 yards, 18 tds 8 ints (1 int per game remaining)
for a full 16 game season:
4565 yards, 28 tds 12 ints (1 int per game not played)
At 100% for a 16 game season he'd be considered a top 5 QB:
5136 yards, 32 tds 0 ints
There isn't an Andrew Luck, RGIII, Cam Newton, Matt Stafford... in this draft that I can see. There's more Andy Dalton, Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert & Alex Smiths. Solid but not sure things.
Why not plug a sure hole with the high pick and take a flyer on a QB in the 2nd or 3rd rounds to keep Keenum competing? He isn't going to reach the numbers I posted but... Seems like no matter what Keenum does he'll always be doubted because of his draft status.
I agree with everything you said but you somehow put Blaine Gabbert in a list of "solid but not sure things" QB's. I'd go get a thermometer and take your temperature. Maybe take a day off just in case you're coming down with something.