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RGIII vs Luck

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Cowboy Brian, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Against Texas, I didn't see Griffin throw a single bubble screen. I don't recall him throwing many if any passes within 5 yards of the LOS.
  2. super8

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    What I don't likeā€¦

    - Isn't comfortable taking snaps from under center. Has some experience, but doesn't get much depth, wants to settle his feet too quickly and isn't natural off play action yet.

    - Doesn't consistently stay in an ideal throwing position from the pocket. Gets upright and narrow with his base and will bounce around trying to stay in rhythm.

    - Lacks a great feel going through his progressions at this stage, more of a one side of the field guy who when flushed can find secondary reads.

    - Doesn't do a great job pre-snap identifying the blitz and locating the hot man.

    - Gets inconsistent with his release point from the pocket at times, but mostly when rolling right. Will drop arm angle and at times looks to guide the football


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  3. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Loool, you're right, I didn't consider that possibility.

  4. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    This is from the only Stanford game I capped:

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  5. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Luck is better but I think RG3 is a great prospect.
  6. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    This is not even close.

    Luck is the best prospect since Manning.

    RG3 is not even the best spread-running dual threat QB in the last 12 months.

    Luck is not over-hyped. RG3 is getting into over-hyped category when he is compared to Luck.

    There is absolutely 0 indication that RG3 can run a pro-style offense. There is a long history of spread college-dominant QBs who fail in the NFL. This doesn't guarantee that RG3 will fail, but the absence of evidence of him being good in a pro style offense makes him significantly less of a prospect than Luck.

    Answer me this: as a passer who has to run a pro style offense, what does RG3 have on Case Keenum as a passer? The answer is nothing. They both ran gimmick offense, but Case put up better numbers.

    The thing that gets people excited about RG3 is purely his dual threat running ability. And that simply is not what wins in the NFL. History proves this. If it was, Vick would be the greatest ever as he was a FAR better prospect than RG3 is.
  7. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    Which QB is a better Prospect:

    QB A
    6' 2" 220
    267 for 369 for 3998 yards (72.4%) 36 TDs 6 Ints 23 sacks
    Leads his team to a 9-3 record with a 1st round-caliber WR

    QB B
    6' 2" 210
    383 for 534 for 5099 yards (71.7%) 45 TDs 5 ints 15 sacks
    Leads his team to a 12-1 record with spares at WR
  8. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    About the only thing comparable about Keenum and RG3 are that they were both recruited by Art Briles.

    RG3 and Luck are both going to be superstars, Baylor ran the ball 54 percent of the time and Griffin still threw for almost 4000 yards and 36 TDs, running six trick plays in a season and having a mobile quarterback doesn't make one a "gimmick" offense.

    And winning a Heisman against Big 12 competition isn't even in the universe of going 12-1 against the Conference USA and playing atrociously against the lone ranked team on schedule while losing.
  9. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Also compare the level of competition they faced, top to bottom the Big 12 was the fiercest competition in football in 2011, according to the BCS that is.

    The Pac 12 was incredibly weak overall this year, a USC team on probation defeated it's eventual "champion" Oregon and the next best team the PAC 12 South could send to the championship game was unranked 6-7 and soon to be 6-8 UCLA, who was thrashed 50-0 by a sidelined USC team.

    Outside of Oregon and Stanford the pac 12 is a weak conference, and their records inflated by their weak competition.

    The Big 12 fielded 5 ranked teams in the BCS, accounting for half of the conference members, Baylor was 3-2 against said teams, and had another BCS victory against TCU.

    How many BCS ranked opponents did Stanford beat? ZERO, they edged out two ranked opponents all season, the punished USC Trojans and Notre Dame.

    They lost to Oregon, the rest of their schedule was cake.
  10. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    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.
  11. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    Here is another case in point.

    Which is the better prospect?

    QB A
    6' 2" 220
    Pass: 267 for 369 for 3998 yards (72.4%) 36 TDs 6 Ints
    Rush: 161 rushes for 644 yards (4.0 ypc)
    Heisman Trophy Winner

    QB B
    6'2", 195 lbs
    Pass: 264 for 380 for 3032 yards (69.5%) 27 TDs 4 Ints
    Rush: 65 rushes for 339 yards (5.2 ypc)
    Heisman Trophy Winner, National Championship Winner
  12. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Can't really determine just from #s.
  13. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Well, statistically. Can't determine just based on #s though.
  14. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    Ok, well B won the National Championship.

    Same size, same output, same accolades, one was more of a winner.

    What more do you need?
  15. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Well A threw for 900 more yards, with a better completion and ran for another 300 yards.

    I understand what your saying and know that A represents RG3. I think that Lucks the better prospect.
  16. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    A is RGIII.
    B is Charlie Ward.

    As an NFL prospect, there is no reason to think that RGIII is a better prospect than Charlie Ward.

    I'm not trying to dog on RGIII here. I like him as a player. I think he is a good kid. I think he should be the #2 QB taken (unless he is measured at 6' or less).

    I'm just trying to point out that all the edgy wannabe draftniks running around trying to say that he is a better prospect than Luck need to knock it off. It's not remotely true. Success in college does not make someone a good NFL prospect. Exhibiting the features of a prototypical NFL Qb does. And Luck shows all of those.
  17. super8

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    (unless he is measured at 6' or less).

    I put in a wager right now he is not 6-2
  18. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    This is like asking who's better Vick or Manning.
  19. jay cee

    jay cee Active Member

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    Not really, Luck, nor RGlll have done anything in the pros yet.

    If I had the no 1. pick, of course I would take Luck over RG, but I am not going to say I KNOW, which one will be the better pro. To many variables.
  20. super8

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    But for Griffin -- who has yet to declare his intention for next year, on whether he'll be a fifth-year senior or NFL rookie -- the trouble arises not in what scouts can see on film. It's what they can't see

    They don't call plays in the huddle. They walk to the line, the play comes from upstairs to the sideline, and it's signaled in," said one NFC executive. "The coordinator upstairs is reading the defense, (Griffin) is not doing that at all.
    And in the NFL, you're going to have to be the one reading the defense. You have to know what's going on at all times. And you have to get him under center, taking 3-, 5- and 7-step drops."

    One college scout assigned to the Big 12 I spoke to was less enthusiastic about Griffin's prospects than the above execs, but conceded that he's one that some will more than likely fall for over his overwhelming physical gifts

    "That offense made things simple on him," said the scout. "Because he's such a running threat, he saw soft coverage, you didn't see defensive ends bending the corner to get him. They played him different to keep him in the pocket, and as a result, he got passing lanes he may not get in the pros. It's a problem, because he's got average-to-below-average size. The Vick comparison is there, because you figure he'll miss games (due to injury), but you can't tell him not to run, because that's what makes him special."

    Beyond Baylor's offensive structure, other negatives you get from these evaluators start with Griffin taking hits that aren't necessary. "He's not as big as Cam (Newton) and takes more hits than he should. You wonder if he's trying to be a tough guy ... because he doesn't always play smart," said the first exec.

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