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Old 01-04-2014   #6
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Default Re: Why do some great college QBs fail in the NFL?

Well, we have 4 that were taken first overall, one that was considered for the first pick (Rodgers) and a top 5 pick. Several guys taken later were taken later because of their size. Brady didn`t have a very impressive college career and probably is the ultimate late round pick...

IŽd say that pretty much shows, that most great QBs were either drafted high, or were wrongly judged because of their size.

What I was thinking about is stuff like:

Vince Young - bad throwing technique, immature, not too strong mentally, lacked determination to do everything he has to do to get better

Gabbert - slow through his reads, can`t handle pressure, crumbles under big hits

In those cases, IŽd say Bridgewater compares pretty good. His technique is very good, just a little low (right next to his ear) - but I don`t see this as a deal breaker. He seems to be very mature and loving the game enough to work on his craft. He had his best games on the big stage but of course it remains to be seen, how strong he is mentally. But he is very fast through his reads, excells at avoiding pressure and gets up quickly and unfazed after a big hit...

Which other weaknesses have you seen in great college QBs that failed in the NBA?
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