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Barrick Nealy?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Maikeru-sama, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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  2. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    Whats your opinion on him?
  3. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Dont have one...dont know anything about him, that is why I was asking
  4. jbsg02

    jbsg02 Active Member

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    There's a large difference in playing against the defenses of the NFL and Angelo State
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    He started out at UH under Dana Dimel, who had a more run-based offense. He transferred after Art Briles was hired and brought his pass-happy offense. Also, since the QB spot was already given to the true freshman, Kevin Kolb, to run it, Nealy had no shot at playing basically.

    I'm not sure what he's done once he transferred, but I know he was thought of as running QB more than the traditional pocket passer-type.
  6. Big Country

    Big Country Rolling Thunder

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    same difference as swimming in a backyard blow up pool then transferring to the Pacific Ocean
  7. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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  8. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    I would bet that he's going to be one of our predraft invites. He's a hometown boy afterall.

    If he goes undrafted, I think we'll bring him in as an UDFA.
  9. Naruto

    Naruto Active Member

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    I know! I know!

    He took Texas State to the semi-finals this year in the 1-AA playoffs. He tore up the Aggies this year. He can play with the big boys make no mistake about it. He started out at UH and from what I heard transferred after a knee injury. He's got the size(6-5 230) and has the speed you want in a QB who can use his feet. He's got a strong arm but is a little less accurate. His throwing motion is like Vince Young's(they work out together during the summers). He ran the single-wing much like UT did. He ran for 1000 yards and passed for 2800 with 13 rushing Td's and 21 passing. If a team picks him up in the 5th or 6th I think he can turn some heads. I loved his style watching him play, he liked sitting in the pocket reading defenses but if the play broke down you'd see some mad scrambling skills.
  10. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen him twice this year. I graduated from SWT (now TSU), back in 01, and we always stunk it up pretty bad. Well, ever since this kid came on board, he made this team very fun to watch. He's MUCH more than a scrambler, but when he has too, he can be pretty nasty. I think it was on Around the Horn, where one of them was calling him the Vince Young of 1-AA.

    He can pass, he can run, and he seems to make pretty good decisions. As far as the comparision in throwing like VY, I'd say Neally has a better throwing motion, and can put it in a crowded area better than VY. He's probably a steal in the 5th or 6th. IMO he could go as early as late 3rd, early 4th.
  11. Naruto

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    I agree. I think it's crazy that some of the QB's are considered ahead of him on the draft board even right now. Like Brodie Croyle. How many times has this guy gotten hurt and did he even know what an end zone looked like this year? He couldn't get his team TD's.
  12. SA_CowboyFan

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    I graduated from Texas State in '04, and I went to about 5 or 6 games this year. He is a good scrambler, but has a hell of an arm and a much better throwing motion than Vince Young. He definately needs some accuracy help, but w/ that, he could be a HUGE steal in round 4-5.

    As for him playing Angelo State and the like...that's just a ******** comparison. He torched Texas A&M and got an invite to the Hula Bowl. Plus, he took the team to the National Semi-Finals in 1AA (not too many slouches left playing). Also, I remember a guy named Steve McNair coming from Alcorn State. His competition wasn't top notch, but he turned out pretty well. I say we take Nealy in mid draft.
  13. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    Well, yeah, but McNair threw for over 5,000 yards against inferior I-AA competition. Nealy threw for like 2900.
  14. SA_CowboyFan

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    All I'm saying is that you can't judge a player by the division of school he went to. There are alot of guys that are studs in the NFL that came from 1AA, D2, and D3 schools.
  15. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    I agree. But you can use past players performance as a potential barometer for their success. There are obviously other factors as well.

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