In this Segment, I would like to share with you some information
regarding the new draft class. How might you compare these players, and where might you focus on draft placements.
The Focus-- Quarterbacks.
There are a number of highly ranked QBs in the upcoming draft including the likes of Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manzell, and David Carr, among others.. I would like to share with you the potential pro comparison and where you might focus on drafting them. Of course, this is my pre draft selections meaning they are not assigned a team and we do not know if they will start or be a backup.
First up, my top prospects:
- Teddy Bridgewater
- Blake Bortles
- Johnny Manziel
- Derek Carr
- Tajh Boyd
Teddy Bridgewater - Even though he didn't throw in the combine, I think he is a great comparison or combo of an Andrew Luck and Sam Bradford type player . They are both pretty accurate with reads, make the big plays, and can rack up the rushing via scrambling. Projected fantasy draft status depending on starter or backup, RD 5-7
Blake Bortles - Throwing for 3,581 yards and 25TD last year, and having a pretty decent combine, I think Blake could be a comparison to an Eli Manning or Philip Rivers type of player. He can rack up the yards and cause mischief for opposing defenses, but also lose focus and toss multiple interceptions. Of course depending on Starter or Backup, I would draft him in round 4-6 in a fantasy draft.
Johnny Manziel - Of all the hype surrounding Johnny Manziel, I think he could be a bit overrated. His running decisions are a bit concerning in terms of pile ups and his throwing is so so.. Then again, he can rack up the yards and or do well under pressure which is key in a playoff game. I would compare him with a Michael Vick, Tim Tebow, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III type player. Depending on Starter or Backup I would draft him in rd 6-8
Derek Carr - Even though he is the brother of David Carr, I think he has much potential. His stature and skills remind me of a Matthew Stafford or Jay Cutler type of player. They both like to throw the ball and get into the endzone. Yes he might throw lots of interceptions but he could definitely have potential to give you lots of points. Depending on starter or backup, I would draft him in rd 6-8
Taj Boyd - I am listing him as my sleeper... With 3,828 yds passing, and 33 TD vs 12 INT, I could compare him to a Russell Wilson or possibly a Drew Brees type player. He has all the potential in the world, but depending on if he starts or is a backup, I would draft him in rd 7-9.