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Old 01-17-2014   #18
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Default Re: Rob Rang 2014 draft

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Originally Posted by thunderkyss View Post
I don't understand how he can write that about TB, then list him as the 4th best player in this draft. Not even the Julius Peppers himself is a better player/prospect than a QB with "ProBowl" accuracy coming from a pro-style offense.
Every QB in the NFL runs a pro-style offense. In 2011 Alex Smith was #2 in Accuracy Percentage.* In 2012, Pro Bowler Matt Schaub was 8th in Accuracy Percentage. Pro Bowlers Philip Rivers and Matt Ryan were #1 & #2 in 2013... You wouldn't trade a Geno Smith or a Von Miller for one of those guys, would you? I wouldn't.

Julius Peppers projects into the top of his position group. Bridgewater doesn't project into the top 10 of his position group.

*PFF's "Accuracy Percentage" accounts for dropped passes, throw aways, spiked balls, batted passes, and passes where the quarterback was hit while they threw the ball - factors that hurt the quarterback's completion percentage but don't help show how accurate they are.

So getting to Clowney, the dude is a freak and flashed that last year. He may freak or he may bust in the NFL -- but if he freaks, his upside is big.

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Originally Posted by disaacks3 View Post
Examples: Carr falls from #4 to #16. Manziel jumps from #25 to #13.

If he's a judge of actual "talent", then why the huge moves in 4 weeks? Their abilities didn't radically change.
12 spots is not that big of a move in the bigger picture. Like Earl Thomas to Jimmy Graham. Or Ray Rice to Duane Brown. Or Luke Kuechly to TY Hilton.
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