Erebus wrote:If you see this much in Shaw to rank him higher than Bortles and Carr, what's holding him back? What do NFL teams see that will limit his opportunities?
I'm not doubting you, just asking out of curiousity because I know nothing about him.
Undersized, weak arm, relies on mobility. The Bruce Arians of the NFL would run screaming from him.
But he's a really damn good QB. Just like Russ was.
HuskerHawk wrote:What's your feel on Carr? By far the best arm in the draft, mature, mobile, and has the production. Also played in a pro style offense as a sophomore. I personally really like him the more I see of him, however the USC game left a bad taste in my mouth.
I haven't watched him a lot, but he just gives me that generic 2nd round QB vibe, similar to guys like Chad Henne and Brock Osweiler. That's not to say he isn't talented, but is he driven, or is he a guy that's a little too content holding a clipboard? I get the sense he's the latter.
Recon_Hawk wrote:Great list, Kip. What's your thoughts on Bortles.
He has an accuracy problem after about 15 yards or so, especially when trying to hit targets that are moving laterally. It's a very persistent problem, and I think a few years from now he will be drawing comparisons to Jake Locker. He's a very similar runner to Locker too and doesn't slide enough.
He can play the game fast, and his escapabililty in the pocket is very good for a big looking guy. He's similar to Luck in those respects, plus both guys have big arms and can run through walls.
If he didn't have the accuracy issue I'd compare him to Big Ben, but because of it he's going to be erratic and have a career more like Locker, great one week, a dog the next.