Originally Posted by aussie_texan
So in your opinion is TB getting overrated or McCarron being underrated??
McCarron is clearly being underrated and the Heisman ceremony provides a glimpse into why. His numbers up against the other qb prospects in that ceremony looked below average and made it seem like he didn't even belong there. Hell, the fact that he's never thrown for even 3000 yards in a season makes it seem proposterous that he was considered at the outset of the season to begin with.
& for a guy who played in so many big games in the SEC and BCS bowls, he didn't really have that many moments &/or "wow" plays that scouts & draftniks like to see. I contend that he did, they were just overshadowed by 1 of the following:
-how good his overall team was & how dominant they were....
-by how a player on his own team was making an opponent look...
-by how a player on another team was making his team look.....
And unless your talent & potential is off the charts, Draft "experts" have this thing where they tend to shy away from qb's who put up video game numbers in smaller conferences..but endlessly hype qbs in bigger conferences who do the same thing. Guys like McCarron who fall between these 2 extremes are usually treated as the former.....Stupid i know, but that's why you get guys like Rodgers, Russell Wilson & Kaepernick falling through the cracks. In McCarron's case, anyone who's objectively looking at him can clearly see the potential is there, but b/c Saban was so clearly
dominant in terms of the leadership of the team, McCarron doesn't get his just due as being the co-captain of that juggernaut.