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Nate Davis QB might have a learning disability, not good for a QB

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Ball State QB Nate Davis scored an 11 on the Wonderlic Test.

    Davis has a learning disability, but his intelligence remains a big concern. "(Davis) has a (Josh) Freeman arm and he was more accurate than Freeman," said one Redskins scout. "I mean, he can throw it. But it will be a different learning process with him that some offensive coordinator is going to have to adjust to if he's going to play for you."
    Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    Related: Redskins
  2. Randy White

    Randy White Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    disability has to do with reading words. He's more of a visual person than a textual person.

    Football should come down from the high horse it's been trying to put itself to for the past dozen years or so. Jon Gruden ( and those like him ) wants to make himself look like a genius because he calls a full back dive: wide 3 form, yx drag, z flag, jet motion 2 dive ..

    It's not rocket science, nor is it a quest to find the equation of light bending around gravity.
  3. Paniolo22

    Paniolo22 Hawaiian Cowboy

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    They still have got to be pretty smart out there. Learning disability is a big red flag.
  4. Randy White

    Randy White Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Not necessarily " smart " as much as making fast, accurate decisions. You don't need to be a Harvard graduate to learn how to do that if your work ethic is good and you have talent.

    His problem is with the written word. His mind works better when he visualizes something, which is about 80% of the work in the NFL ( watching films, practicing ). Some folks learn better by watching someone else do something than by reading how to do it in a book. That's, basically, his problem.

    He might have hard time understanding this play:

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    If he has to read it as:

    twins right, fake 26, jet drag, z fly, x 34, y 21 on two..

    instead of just looking at the board and figuring out that it's basically going to be 15 yards square out, depending on how you read the defense.
  5. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    thats why i was asking, if it would take him to long to grasp plays;

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