Figured it is the end of October and even though it is too soon to start doing Mock Drafts and trying to speculate on all of what the Browns will do it doesn't hurt to follow some of the QB's and their weekly play throughout the rest of the college football season as I am pretty sure that we all can agree that the Browns will be in the market for a QB in the 2014 draft. It will just be up to Banner & Co. to make sure they make the right selection.
This thread can be for scouting reports, updates, statistics, and personal evaluations but please lets not start doing 7 round mock drafts in here. Lets at least save those till January after the regular season plays out and we know at least somewhat of a draft order.
Former Eagles scout John Middlekauff would be "shocked" if Fresno State senior QB Derek Carr is not a top-10 selection in May.
Middlekauff believes Carr has the "best pure passing arm" in the class and adds David's younger brother will rise from January to May. Carr will almost certainly be invited to the Senior Bowl, which will put him on an even playing field with other top senior passers. We like that he is not falling away from pressure as much as last season, but Carr isn't traditional from a footwork standpoint.My sleeper as I have been high on him for a while but very surprised if he goes Top 10 but if Mariota & Hundley do return it could come down to Carr & Manziel as the 2nd QB taken off the board after Bridgewater as I see Carr as a better prospect than Boyd (especially after FSU and his size concerns) and Mettenberg which would probably be the next two up.Fresno State senior Derek Carr has "everything you want from your quarterback from a character standpoint," according to one NFL executive.
"He's a two-time elected captain at Fresno State," The executive told NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah. "He has done a ton of community work, he's a man of faith and his family is very important to him. He has always shown resilience in crunch time on the football field. We expect off-field impact to factor into the decision making process more than ever this season, and Carr should impress the national media in the same way during the Senior Bowl and Combine.
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks dropped Clemson senior Tajh Boyd from his No. 3 QB to No. 7.
"The disappointing performance against the Seminoles was one of the worst of his career and scouts will certainly have questions about his leadership skills after watching Clemson outclassed in the battle of ACC heavyweights," Brooks writes. We think Boyd looked uncharacteristically poor against Florida State, but his placement on multiple read plays is a legitimate concern.Obviously my first choice is Mariota then Bridgewater then probably Carr. Really like the way Mariota runs that offense as most think he is just a runner but if you watch the games of him he clearly is a runner out of necessity or if it is a designed run. He controls the pocket well and goes through his progressions well already for being only 19. Yes he is only 19.Oregon redshirt sophomore Marcus Mariota has jumped Texas A&M redshirt sophomore Johnny Manziel on NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks' list of the top QBs.
Florida State freshman Jameis Winston checks in at No. 3, with Teddy Bridgewater at No. 4, and Fresno State's Derek Carr at No. 5. "The Ducks' offensive supremacy is seemingly system-driven until you take a close look at the performance of Mariota," Brooks writes. "The redshirt sophomore is undoubtedly the driving force of the offense with his explosive skills as a dual-threat playmaker in the backfield."
Have watched 3 years of Morris and I don't want him on the Browns. Too much inconsistency and bad pocket movement.NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah spoke with one NFL executive who believes Miami senior QB Stephen Morris has some of the most impressive intangibles in this year's draft class.
"He's the face of the program," the executive said. "He is very bright. He already has his degree. He's a big-time leader. He's not a great player, but I wouldn't bet against him because of his intangibles." The last point is important, as Morris has shown very little consistency this season despite having plenty of talent.
Someone is going to take a chance on this guy but it will only be as a project.Virginia Tech senior QB Logan Thomas "has been extremely sharp in his past three games," according to NFL.com's Mike Huguenin.
Thomas struggled earlier this season -- and was outright dreadful against Alabama -- but has picked up his play during the Hokies' current three-game ACC winning streak, completing 65.5 percent of his passes with a 5/0 TD/INT ratio. Huguenin notes that Thomas continues to be "one of the most polarizing draft prospects in the nation," writing that the 6-foot-6, 257-pounder's supporters view him as a "sort of poor man's Cam Newton," while detractors need only point to two stats -- 55.1 career completion percentage with a 46/32 TD/INT ratio -- in order to prove that Thomas' accuracy and decision-making aren't NFL-starter material.