JSeahawks wrote:Really weak draft for QB's, imo. Actually probably not weak, as much as its just typical. We got spoiled last year.
Ya, the second part. 2013 may not be as good as 2012 was (purely in retrospect), but it's better than 2011, WAY better than 2010, and WAY better than 2009. It's not far behind 2008, and WAY better than 2007.
Compared to the last 10+ years, I'd rate the QB class this year in the 70th or 80th percentile, personally. IMO, Barkley is a shade behind Matt Ryan as a prospect, and Geno Smith has some similarities to Jay Cutler. I think Matt Scott could be really good in the right kind of environment. I see "Flacco career" potential
in most of the 2nd tier guys (Glennon, Nassib, etc). Potential being the key word.
Then again, remember that I'm the guy who always thought Barkley was just barely ahead of Andrew Luck. I really value mental quickness, intangibles, and QBs who deal with and survive adversity. Barkley's job was much tougher than Luck's for various reasons, and while he doesn't have Luck's toolkit he made up for it by working on the little things and being a technician at QB.
So in fairness I like this QB group more than most do, and that colors my opinion.