I’m starting up my weekly Draft review, each week I’ll pick a different position and give you my top 5. I will also write a quick synopsis and which team they would best fit.
This weeks position will be QB
My Top 5 is as follows:
1. Mark Sanchez
– I know people are scared because he has only 16 starts to his pro career, and he is getting grouped in with David Klingler, Akili Smith, and Joey Harrington. With QB’s he came on late in their college careers with less than 2yrs experience. I like sanchez because he is mobile and very accurate with 66% last year, doesn’t have a strong arm as Stafford but the strong arm doesn’t always win in the nfl. He would be good in a west coast system.
Good Fits: Kansas City(Pioli ex pats exec whose system was dinks and dunks), St.Louis has an excellent run game that is always key to young QB. San Fran– close to home, good running game and decent WR corps. Minnesota– which would be the ideal place for him, top 3 defense, best running back in league.
2. Matthew Stafford
We keep hearing about Stafford’s arm strength, which is probably best in this draft class. But if you have watched him in the SEC since he has arrived he tends to rely too much on his arm strength. He gets lazy on his mechanics and throws off back foot and doesn’t get squared up. This is where most of his interceptions came from just thinking he can wing it. Put him with the right receivers i.e. possesion receivers will help his accuracy.
Good Fits: Detroit– They like to throw it a ton, and don’t seem to care too much about INT’s ie- john kitna. If lions do not take him first, look for them to draft OL and trade their #20 pick and 3rd rounder to grab stafford in top 10. Kansas City– only depending on if they change their philosophy, they are a run first team. New York Jetshe will be way gone before they draft, but he would fit in perfect with jets. Already have good WR’s and defense is top 15. Jets would have to give up a lot to get him, and don’t know if it would be worth it.
3. Josh Freeman*Kansas St
– Freeman has everyone looking at him, he is a team’s ideal QB. He has the size 6’5 and good with his feet. Lot of knocks on him is his decision making skills, but he has good arm strength is very accurate with his deep balls. At Kansas state, he played with marginal at best players, so given time in NFL he should be able to develop into a good pro.
Good Fits– Chicago Bears– Bears are in need of a QB for the future, grossman & orton are not the key. Sit him one year and let him practice and learn. Bears been trying to get McNabb, maybe this will be there equivalent to him. Vikings– obviously they like a mobile QB with drafting jackson and giving him a chance, this is a good team for any rookie QB to come into. Eagles– i know this is a long shot but why not have McNabb groom him to be his successor, he can learn for couple years behind McNabb and when McNabb retires you have is sidekick ready to go.
4. Nate Davis*Ball State
– I like MAC QB’s they might not play against the top NCAA teams, but they always seem to be well coached and willing to adapt. Big Ben is a good example he had one good year in Miami OH and pitt drafted him and have asked him to do what they want. Knocks on davis is one he is only 6’1″ and level of competition, he has a strong arm, and is accurate with his throws. Big question mark is his ability to read and make good throws under pressure, got rattled in both MAC title & bowl game last year. I see him as a back up in the NFL
Good Fits- St.Louis- doesn’t need to start right away with bulger can learn and get used to speed of NFL. Saints- all though they are not in need of a QB, he fits their system. Only qb in MAC to throw over 3,000yrds in consecutive seasons. Would be a good place to learn under Drew Brees. Buccaneers– their QB situation is up in arms with Garcia not likely to be coming back. Decent WR corps there, Defense usually good, and Tampa always seems to like the shorter mobile QB’s.
5. Rhett Bomar*Sam Houston St
– Transfer from Oklahoma to the Bearkats, while at Oklahoma he passed for 2,018yrds and 10 tds in 2005. This was not a stacked sooner team like we are accustomed too. He has decent size at 6’2″, mobility is average. Has the ability to throw it deep, but is more known for his low INT to TD ratio. Teams might be scared to take a chance on a kid from the FCS division, but would be a good 2nd day chance. I see Harrell and maybe another Qb being taken ahead just because of name and school.
Good Fits: Seattle- not in need of a Qb but would be ideal to learn behind hasselbeck. Patriots– patriots like to draft unproven qbs and develop them into their mold. Colts– Manning will not be playing forever so to get a young QB in and learn under him would be best thing to happen to the kid.