No I got the point about the Hawaii quarterbacks and said so. As for newton he can throw downfield very well. I would say his passing ability is better than Luck. Obvious his football knowledge isn't close but from a passing point of view, he is more physically talented which is the point in throwing downfield. As for his footwork and progressions, I didn't say he would be fine, I said he would need work but hasn't been in a system where that is stressed. Can he learn it? I would hope that whoever is prepping him for the combine works that quite a bit and teams that work him out challenge him in those areas. That is what the combine and personal workouts are for.
No doubt he is a project but his upside may very make him worth the number 1 pick. On the other hand he isn't the only guy out there if we even decide to go QB in the first which isn't guaranteed at all at this point.
I don't think he's even close to Luck when it comes to pure passing or throwing downfield.
The point of my posts wasn't to say he'll suck in the NFL. The point was to bring up points of discussion as to why he wouldn't be drafted #1 overall. He isn't a flawless player. In fact, I'd say he has more concerns going to the NFL right now than he does positives. He'd be a major risk at #1 for many reasons.
In the end, I don't think we end up taking a QB at all and I think Locker might get back into the top 2 QBs by the time everything is said and done.