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Quick Hit Profiles: QB

We’ve done a ton of prospect profiles. Unfortunately, we can’t do every player that could interest the Giants. So in this new segment, we’re going to do “quick hit” profiles. A few lines about some more players. Not a full profile, but guys who can interest the Giants. Again, we’re not going to profile the Andrew Luck’s and Trent Richardson’s of the world. They have no chance to be Giants. So these will include first round guys, mid round, under the radar, guys we didn’t profile. We’ll start with QB, and make our way through. enjoy

*Most of my notes on these players are a synthesis from the various scouting reports out there. The NFP draft page, PFW, etc. I encourage you to read more about these prospects in those and other good draft sources.*

AARON CORP, QB, RICHMOND

This former USC transfer has good size and a decent arm. Played in a pro style system and has potential as a West Coast passer. Developmental, late round guy.

AUSTIN DAVIS, QB, SOUTHERN MISS

Broke all of BRett Favre’s school records. Decent arm strength and is very smart. Developmental.

RYAN LINDLEY, QB, SAN DIEGO STATE

Greg Cosell of NFL Films likes Lindley, so I’ll let him do the talking

The San Diego State quarterback was a compelling study. He ran a pro offense, with the focus on five- and seven-step drops, and play action. No quarterback I evaluated attempted, and made, more big-time intermediate to deeper NFL-type throws. He was very decisive as a pocket passer. The ball came out without hesitation. If you spliced together his 25 best throws from the 2011 season — and did the same for all the passers in this draft — Lindley would have the biggest “wow” factor, without question. There were issues, however. The primary red flag was erratic accuracy, both imprecise ball location and wildly scattershot throws. He also was uncomfortable in the eye of the storm; when the pocket got muddied, his efficiency and accuracy were negatively impacted. I will be fascinated to see where Lindley gets drafted. I have spoken to some coaches who see a lot to work with.

KELLEN MOORE, QB, BOISE STATE

Moore just wins. 49-3 in his career. But, 197 pounds, very weak arm. He’s super smart, knows where to go with the ball. But, just lacks physical tools. Love the mental makeup, love the intelligence, but Moore will only make it as a 3rd QB.

DARRON THOMAS, QB, OREGON

Thomas is another winner at the collegiate level, going 23-3. Good athlete, and can scramble. Accurate. Not the best arm. Played in a spread system. Another developmental guy, but has tools, most of all is athletic ability.

GJ KINNE, QB, TULSA

Transferred from Texas, Kinne was productive at Tulsa. Good arm. Can scramble. Smart with the ball. More of a short-to-intermediate thrower, than a deep thrower. He reminds me a bit of a poor-man’s Tony Romo. Kinne is a bit short, but has the sort of playground mentality that has allowed Romo to succeed.

DOMINIQUE DAVIS, QB, EAST CAROLINA

Great size. Athletic. Can run. Good arm. All over the place technique wise. Need a lot of work in that regard. Intriguing athletic ability, but is far away from becoming a successful QB.

JOHN BRANTLEY, QB, FLORIDA

Pro-style QB misplaced in a spread system. Prototypical size. Good arm. Smart. Made progress when Charlie Weis was O-coordinator. Another guy who needs development, but has a lot of skills to work with.

RUSSELL WILSON, QB, WISCONSIN

His biggest flaw is his height–just 5-10. Also drafted by the ROckies. Good arm. Can move and make plays with his feet. His height really hurts him, and will have to be utilized in space, as opposed to the pocket. But, by all accounts, a terrific guy and has some Drew Brees like qualities.

 

The QB class is pretty weak in terms of mid to late round guys. The Giants don’t need a starter, but a developmental guy is in order.


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4 Responses to “Quick Hit Profiles: QB”

  1. CHeeKZ says:

    yeah I love an athletic QB as a backup. Being able to move in scramble seems to always work better when you are coming off the bench and teams haven’t prepared for your skill set… look at Ray Lucas. Though I do think David Carr is a good backup and not mad if he stays that way.
    I think people are really selling Wilson short. Dude looks so Pro Ready. He has got to find a way to make his height work. Waay to much talent to not make it in atleast a backup role.

    Thomas is a guy coming out of Oregon who can pick up right where Dennis Dixon is with the Steelers. Love that about him.

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