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Old 02-25-2014   #2583
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Default Re: Manziel

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Originally Posted by mussop View Post
If Wilson was coming out in THIS draft who would be the higher rated QB?
If Wilson was in this class I would rate the top four like this: Bridgewater, Wilson, Bortles, Manziel.

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I totally agree with all of this. However even without the baseball and height questions he would not be considered in the same class as Manziel as a prospect. JMO.
Why?

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What's to explain? At no point in Wilson's draft process was he ever rated as highly as Manziel. Higher rating = better prospect.
I had Wilson rated as a 1st rounder and I'd have him rated higher this year. The only questions about Wilson were height, frame, and dedication to football.

His height wasn't an issue to me. Obviously I wouldn't mind if he had been taller but his height didn't affect his game. His line at Wisconsin was the tallest in the country and he still found passing lanes better than anyone else in the country. OL are so big and tall now that pretty much only a handful of QBs in the league can see over the tops of their heads. Everybody has to find the lane.

His frame was a legitimate question mark. Could he hold up against injury? This was pretty much the only knock I had on him.

His dedication to football wasn't an issue to me. He always showed up exactly when he said he was going to and outworked everybody. After his final season of baseball he said he was giving it up and focusing on football. I believed him so I struck this off the list.

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I'm sorry but I'm calling B.S. On this. You're telling me if he were In this draft he would be rated higher than Manziel?
Yes, by me. Not by people who use ESPN to rank prospects.
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