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Carl Spackler

What makes Blaine Gabbert different from Tony Pike?

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i keep seeing this but i can't for the life of me figure out why.

I'm not saying he is necessarily worth #1, but here is what I've read about him:

Gabbert is billed as having enormous on the field skills with no off the field issues. He's got a great arm and intangibles according to Todd McShay. He supposedly makes good reads, anticipates passing lanes and can fit the ball into tight windows. His biggest problem is that at times he's overconfident and throws the ball into coverage. He has a very quick, strong release. Good command of the huddle, good leadership abilities, but he is prone to cold streaks.

I have no idea what others are saying about him.

Ultimately there just isn't a clear favorite now for #1. If there had been, the Luck Mania wouldn't have been as huge as it was.

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I don't know? Pike was more productive? I don't see why Gabbert suddenly made this leap, but I do not want him in the first round. Seriously, what did he have this year? 16 touchdowns and 12 picks? Not seeing it. Seen a couple Missouri games and can honestly say I never noticed him.

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stats are largely meaningless. Gabbert's tools are why he is surging up the draft board. He still has big question marks as everyone here notes though.

TDs are sometimes a reflection of who you are playing with too. Still, this year is much more of a disappointment than his last. If he had put up numbers like last year he probably would be worth his high place in the first round... well, if he fixed the completion percentage.

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I think the mocks and "experts" are all swept up in QBs this year. Cam Newton will probably be the first QB taken-around #16 or so, and the only QB taken in the first round. I see Mallett, Locker, Gabbert all going in the second. Remember, a lot fo folks had Clausen in the top 10 last year, and Pike going in the 3rd.

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I think the mocks and "experts" are all swept up in QBs this year. Cam Newton will probably be the first QB taken-around #16 or so, and the only QB taken in the first round. I see Mallett, Locker, Gabbert all going in the second. Remember, a lot fo folks had Clausen in the top 10 last year, and Pike going in the 3rd.

the same person who had Clausen in the 2nd has Gabbert in the first though, and very high at that.

we'll see what happens...

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apparently he's super smart, get's good grades and all, strong work ethic, leader in the locker room, arm strength is just below elite and a drive to get better and better. he has been climbing up the draft guru's boards all year for whatever reason, and he is now currently a top 10 pick in most drafts, that was WITH andrew luck still on the board.

here's what scouts inc. has to say aboot him:

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Does anyone have that scouting report for Clausen, so we can see where it's right and where it's wrong?

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Does anyone have that scouting report for Clausen, so we can see where it's right and where it's wrong?

give me a sec i'll get it for you.

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also that gabbert scouting report was done at the beginning of the college football year, as you can see because there are no stats from this year on there.

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His strengths and weaknesses mimic Clausen's at ND, in that one. It doesn't seem to do justice to his accuracy though.

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Clausenscoutingreport.jpg

Jimmy's scouting report

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Does anyone have that scouting report for Clausen, so we can see where it's right and where it's wrong?

Todd McShay had quesitons about his skillset and his overall maturity, mental capacity and had him at 36 on his draft board. McShay also thought he could easily become "another bust from Notre Dame". McShay is sold on Gabbert being at least an above average quarterback.

I can't find the same profile posted above for Clausen though.

The hype about Clausen and Gabbert is focused on different areas. Clausen was that he was "pro ready", so experienced in an NFL system. Gabbert's is that his potential is very high, has great intangibles (a question of Clausen's all along).

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