Thread: Johnny Football
11-04-2013, 02:14 PM #11
Tarkenton was 6 ft 0 in, 190.I've been a Viking fan since I was just out of diapers, hopefully we get Super Bowl win before I go back in 'em.
11-04-2013, 02:16 PM #12
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11-04-2013, 06:08 PM #16
I'm going with 5'11-3/4".
Sporting news says Brees/Wilson have a high delivery and quick release which puts them on par with 6'4 qb's. Manziel has a lower release making his height a bigger issue. They don't like his footwork in the pocket either. What they do like is his ability to make plays. He also has NFL caliber OL and WR's helping him out.
11-04-2013, 08:28 PM #17
You can tell by looking at the boy he isn't over 6 feet. College athletic departments been stretching boys for years. Kids a munchkin. His throw it up to superior receivers and let them go get it works in college but he won't have Megatron in the pros. If he's 6-1 I'll chug a beer. And I mean without those elevator heel things he probably uses to be taller around chicks.
11-05-2013, 09:20 AM #18
Josh Freeman is 6'6"
I'm not saying that Manziel is the answer, but I'm at the "what the phuck" stage and ready to try anything. Again............... let's not try to out smart the rest of the NFL and believe we can pluck a diamond from a cow pasture. Stick with obvious pick for God's sake.I've been a Viking fan since I was just out of diapers, hopefully we get Super Bowl win before I go back in 'em.
11-05-2013, 09:24 AM #19
11-05-2013, 10:38 AM #20
I still would like to see more of Bryce Petty from Baylor, he also looks to fit the mold. Their remaining schedule looks like this: Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas. If he comes through this patch with good numbers, look for him to pass a lot of QB's on the draft board.
Here's a good scouting breakdown of Petty:
Baylor?s Bryce Petty: System Quarterback or Top Flight Prospect?
The reasons for Petty’s emergence in this offense are also why I view him as a potential first rounder–his velocity control, ball placement and release quickness all deserve “plus” marks on a scouting report. As often stated by ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer, there are a ton of quarterbacks that have tremendous arm strength and ability to gun the football. The difference between arm strength and true “arm talent” is the ability to control the flight of the ball, adjust trajectory and velocity as required, and most of all throw with consistent accuracy across the field. While he’s a big guy and has a big arm, Petty has proven early this season to be in possession of true arm talent and he’s a prospect to keep an eye on as the season progresses.
Last edited by tastywaves; 11-05-2013 at 10:46 AM.