I loved getting the top QB in the nation, but I never really felt he was a fit. He's more pro-style and we run a spread. As soon as he gets re-acclimated to taking snaps under center, his size and arm will wow NFL execs and he will shoot up everyone's board.
I think its a good choice,Blaine is a pocket pass in a spread offense, not a good fit at Mizzou! He would regress w/another year under Yost!
Blaine Gabbert could use one more year in college to improve his decision making under pressure. He could use some more work on the long game.
If the projections on his draft status are accurate, I don't blame him from entering the draft. I just don't think he is quite ready.
Good luck to Missouri. - Iowa fan
This pro style v. spread offense in terms of a QB is nonsense. Regardless of the system you have to make reads, get through your progressions, and deliver an accurate pass. Rather than looking to the sidelines you have the OC telling you the play inside of your helmet. He's got the size, arm strength, and leadership ability that great QBs possess.
So there are some mixed reviews. Some of the fans that have watched him a lot think that he could use another year. But the majority of what I read was that he wasn't a fit in their offense. They think that he will go to another level if he gets into a pro offense where he has play-action options. His arm strength is apparently blue chip and worthy of a first round pick. IMO this guy needs to be the pick if he comes out and does well in the combine and the interview. IMO you don't pass up a guy that is a leader at QB when he is 6'5'' 240lbs and can move. The only thing that would downgrade him from the #1 pick in my eyes is if the GMs don't think he is capable of coming in and running a team because other than that IMO he has as much upside as any QB in recent memory.
Edited by unicar15, 19 January 2011 - 12:10 PM.