Originally Posted by Aikbach
About the only thing comparable about Keenum and RG3 are that they were both recruited by Art Briles.
You're missing my point.
When evaluating whether they can run an NFL passing attack
, there is no objective basis
to conclude that RGIII is a better prospect than Case Keenum.
Overall RGIII is a better prospect than Case, no doubt. But the reason is because of his athleticism and his running ability. He's a dual threat. Case is not.
The point here is to isolate the variables to point out that people can't sell RGIII as a pocket passer. On that front, he is not special. His performance in the college-gimmick spread offense is not substantially better than Case Keenum or Graham Harrell when he was at Tech or any other such QBs. What makes him special is his dual threat nature.
When it comes to drafting an NFL QB to be your franchise and lead you to championships, there is no doubt that Luck is a better prospect because he is the legit pure pocket passer and it is the legit pure pocket passers that lead your franchise to Lombardis. It's guys like Peyton and Brady and Rogers and Brees. So that is why Luck is the better prospect.
You cannot sell RGIII as a legit pocket passer on par with Luck by pointing to what he did at Baylor because, as I have noted, he is not anything special in that regard. What you can
sell RGIII on is an accomplished passing dual threat QB (whether that translates to success at the NFL level is an open question). But that kind of threat does have some value in the NFL. But from evaluating prospects as likely to lead you to a Lombardi, you look to Luck, not a dual threat QB.