The often overlooked aspect to success/failure ratios at the Pro Level
Author – Bryan Trulen
(Photo Credit – Houston Chronicle)
Thoughts on Trubisky going to Chicago Like most, I did not see the Bears selection of Mitchell Trubisky at #2 overall coming in advance, we had him pegged as our first QB off the board but I truly believe that Bears GM Ryan Pace sees Trubisky as a true developmental quarterback with a high ceiling. Mike Glennon was signed for a reason and he will remain the starter in 2017 but this pick shows us that Chicago feels really strongly about Trubisky, much like how Philly felt about Carson Wentz last year. I do not foresee Trubisky leap frogging Mike Glennon in 2017. The domino effect on the Bears QB room will be felt somewhere as the Bears will be bringing Trubisky, Glennon, Mark Sanchez and 4th year pro Connor Shaw to training camp in July. Sanchez or Shaw will end up being cut at the end of training camp.
Patrick Mahomes goes to an ideal situation in KC Andy Reid gets a quarterback he is extremely high on. Reid is a known quarterback guru and puts them in positions to succeed in terms of scheme design, play calling and with how handles them from a communication perspective. Mahomes may be the biggest winner from Round 1. It is going to become very apparent once Mahomes gets to campus how big of a difference exists between him and Alex Smith in terms of arm talent. Mahomes should sit during 2017 but he is in a prime position to take over for Smith sooner rather than later.
Houston selects Deshaun Watson Texans HC Bill O’Brien and Rick Smith were on the same page with the selection of Watson at pick 12. Like Mahomes, Watson will be viewed as a #2 during his rookie year and will be on the developmental track. From a player perspective Watson gives the Texans and O’Brien something they have never had, an athletic quarterback who excels in a timing based passing system and as both O’Brien and Rick Smith stated during their press conference is a “Winner” . Watson displays elite level poise and is a big time performer in clutch situations. Watson has the internal structure in Houston to give him a chance to be highly successful.
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2017 Quarterback Mock Draft
Author – Bryan Trulen
Here it is! Our annual Quarterback Mock Draft. Enjoy
1(1) Mitchell Trubisky (Cleveland) There was never any question Mitchell was not coming home to Ohio. With so many QB needy teams directly behind Cleveland, the Browns have no choice but to pull the trigger on their guy at #1.
1(2) Patrick Mahomes (Arizona) Rare In Division Trade with SF (SF Drops back to 12 and accumulates picks) Arians and Company driving this one as they view Mahomes as their guy for years to come.
1(25) Deshaun Watson (Houston) Bill O’Brien brings in something he has never had, a dual threat athletic quarterback who can still throw well. Don’t rule out Houston adding yet another QB later on.
1(27) Chad Kelly (Kansas City) Andy Reid takes a huge gamble on what he hopes to be Alex Smith’s eventual replacement.
1(30) Deshone Kizer (Chicago) Chicago Trades with Pitt to draft Kizer.
2(39) Joshua Dobbs (NY Jets) Dobbs immediately competes for starting Job in a crowded QB room in New York. Dobbs athleticism makes him the favorite to win the job in 2017.
2(49) Nathan Peterman (Wash) If Kirk Cousins is dealt this would vault Peterman in an outright competition with McCoy and Sudfeld. If Cousins stays in WA this pick may not take place.
3 (66) Philip Nelson (49ers) Kyle Shannahan reaches for a pure passing QB early as Nelson will come in and learn behind Brian Hoyer in 2017.
3 (69) C.J Beathard (LA Rams) New coach Sean McVay brings in a similar in a sense QB to Kirk Cousins who will compete from the outset with Jared Goff (Still will be Goff’s job to lose)
3 (103) Dane Evans (New Orleans) Saints take their QB of the future in round 3 as opposed to waiting until their next selection in round 6. Considered a reach but a calculated one by Sean Payton.
3 (105) Davis Webb (Steelers) Mike Tomlin brings in Davis Webb to compete with Landry Jones in 2017 and to eventually replace Ben.
5 (148) Alek Torgersen (Jaguars) Coughlin and Company bring an a guy to Push Bortles and compete for the #2 job.
5 (151) Brad Kaaya (LA Chargers) The Chargers get a Developmental generally accurate QB to learn under Phil Rivers and hopefully take over in 2019.
5 (167) Garrett Fugate (D2) (New York Giants) Ben McAdoo gets a Trevor Siemian like QB to take over after Peyton’s younger brother retires or is released.
5 (169) Jack Nelson (D2) (Houston Texans) Houston gets another QB in the RG3/Kirk Cousins Model of 2012. And if we are being honest, Nelson has better Arm Talent than Deshaun Watson and will be competing with Watson in Houston..
6 (186) Jerod Evans (Baltimore Ravens) Evans competes for backup job from Day 1
6 (195) Cooper Rush (Buffalo)
6 (210) Trevor Knight (Seattle Seahawks) Competes for backup job with Trevone Boykin from Day 1.
6 (211) Mitch Leidner (Dallas Cowboys) Cowboys OC Scott Linehan has faith that he can fix Leidner.
7 (232) Patrick Towles, Boston College (Minnesota Vikings
7 (233) Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati (Carolina Panthers)
Bryan Trulen of QB Film Room takes a look at Mahomes against TCU from 2016
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