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  • P.Manning vs M.Vick vs J.Elway..Most talented Prospect

    I know we had a discussion last week with Vick vs Palmer and Micheal Vick pretty much won in a landslide but now I'm looking to raise the bar. Now, you know the rules, careers cannot be taken into account because that would take oout all of the fun. This is from a pure prospect perspective. All three players were taken #1 in their respective drafts. Elway 1983, Manning in 1998 and Vick in 2001. If your are a GM which QB do you take #1 overall? Remember careers are not taken into account.

  • Werowance
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    See, the way this question is phrased, the answer is Michael Vick. If the question was who was the best prospect instead of the most talented prospect the answer would be Elway. Between the ears Manning is better than both of them, Elway is a great combination of athleticism and intelligence but in terms of talent, no QB prospect ever can touch Vick.

    We're not likely to ever see a prospect comparable to Vick ever again, sure we might get a Pat White, Tyrod Taylor or a Robert Griffin every once in a while but not even the best running QBs today can touch Vick in terms of athleticism. Michael Vick ran a 4.25 40 yard dash at Virginia Tech and he ran a 4.36 at a post-draft mini-camp, the conditions of which likely didn't contribute to a fantastic 40 yard dash. And the guy probably still has the strongest arm in the NFL, Vick is very inaccurate but one thing is for sure, the guy can flick the ball 60 yards with the flick of a wrist. And the guy in his prime was the most elusive player since Barry Sanders, the guy was a blur on the field.

    I dare you to find me any other QB who could do this:



    You can't. In terms of talent, Vick is the most talented QB prospect ever IMO simply because no prospect is ever likely to match that speed, arm strength, elusiveness and athletic ability ever again.

    Now if you're asking who is the best QB prospect ever instead of the most talented, thats different and its likely Elway.

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  • Halsey
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    Say what you want about Brett Favre, but he's been the starting QB for his team every game for two decades. Every game. The teams Favre has started for have been in the playoffs all but like 2 or 3 years. The teams he started for have only had a losing record one or two of those years, I believe. Don't let the media hype and diva qualities fool you, Favre is ridiculously good.

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  • katnip
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    Based on their careers. John Elway all the way. Went to 5 super bowls, won 2 of them, 1 he beat brett favre. who many vastly overrate. at least most of the espn guys.

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  • Halsey
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    In fairness to Vick, he did not grow up with some of the advantages that I know Manning had, and imagine Elway had advantages too. Manning was the oldest son of an NFL QB, probably went to good schools, and was overall better equipped for the life of being a superstar QB. Having said that, I still think Manning is just smarter than the average dude. Just look at his egg head. Vick had to overcome poverty, a deadbeat dad, etc. However, if all those kind of variables were equal, I still believe Manning has more 'talent' for being a QB.

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  • Bengalsrocket
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    Originally posted by FUNBUNCHER View Post
    From that SI article, even though as a talent evaluator he's a little 'off the reservation', Bill Walsh would have creamed himself for the opportunity to draft Vick.

    But I'm beginning to think after reading that SI article that if all three prospects came out in 1998, Elway would have gone first, ( the best combination of the combined skills of Vick/Manning), Manning second, and Vick third.

    All of them probably would have been gone in the first 4 picks.
    Yea, I respect Bill Walsh on many different levels, but he always did over think player evaluations. He seems to attempt to aim for a unique prospect when looking at QB's and often skipping over the 1st round projections and aiming for later round quarterbacks for the sake of having a different opinion (or trying to look like a mastermind). Michael Vick might be the first QB he would have agreed with drafting in the first round.

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  • FUNBUNCHER
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    From that SI article, even though as a talent evaluator he's a little 'off the reservation', Bill Walsh would have creamed himself for the opportunity to draft Vick.

    But I'm beginning to think after reading that SI article that if all three prospects came out in 1998, Elway would have gone first, ( the best combination of the combined skills of Vick/Manning), Manning second, and Vick third.

    All of them probably would have been gone in the first 4 picks.

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  • San Diego Chicken
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    Originally posted by njx9
    so you're saying that intelligence, in terms of talent, is so overwhelming that lacking every physical tool in comparison is irrelevant? or you're saying he's a better prospect because he was smarter?
    I'm saying, of the myriad of factors judging quarterback "talent", Michael Vick was better than Peyton Manning at exactly two of them: arm strength, and outside the pocket mobility.

    Every other factor you can think of for a QB, edge to Manning. Throwing a football with accuracy is a talent. Processing information quickly (progressions) is a talent. Having a very wide range of field vision is a talent. Throwing a route with timing just as a receiver comes out of his break takes talent. Anticipation takes talent. Having an in depth understanding of defensive coverages is a talent.

    Michael Vick is a more talented athlete then Peyton Manning, but Manning is the far more talented football quarterback. He was then and he is now.

    I realize it's just my opinion, but I would like to hear one thing Michael Vick was more "talented at" other than throwing the ball hard and far and running with speed to the outside.

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  • umphrey
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    Vick easily. Rocket arm and one of the best open field runners I've ever seen. Keep in mind I'm comparing to what I thought Elway was like as a prospect because I wasn't alive in 1983. Trying to imagine based on how he was in the nineties.

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  • San Diego Chicken
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    Definition of talent:


    –noun
    1.
    a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
    2.
    a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent.
    3.
    a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater's major talents.
    4.
    a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of watercolors by the local talent.
    5.
    Movies and Television . professional actors collectively, esp. star performers.
    6.
    a power of mind or body considered as given to a person for use and improvement: so called from the parable in Matt. 25:14–30.
    7.
    any of various ancient units of weight, as a unit of Palestine and Syria equal to 3000 shekels, or a unit of Greece equal to 6000 drachmas.
    8.
    any of various ancient Hebrew or Attic monetary units equal in value to that of a talent weight of gold, silver, or other metal.
    9.
    Obsolete . inclination or disposition.



    According to the book definition of talent, intelligence, aptitude, and mental capacity for success all factor in as much if not moreso; thus Peyton Manning is as "talented" as any prospect I've ever seen.

    Bear in mind, I didn't watch John Elway in college. But I would take Peyton Manning's talent ten times out of ten over Mike Vick.

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  • yourfavestoner
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    Originally posted by CC.SD View Post
    To be fair, he was probably high.
    Dan Marinojuanaaaaa

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  • CC.SD
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    Originally posted by J52 View Post

    Dan Marino scored a 13 on the Wunderlic. A 13 is a couple points above dyslexic. Obviously players can perform without superior intelligence.
    To be fair, he was probably high.

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  • yourfavestoner
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    Originally posted by San Diego Chicken View Post
    Here's an article about Manning/Leaf from 1998 and why Peyton was a better prospect despite not having elite physical tools.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...45/1/index.htm
    From that article: "I don't see Favre or Elway," Walsh says. "I see those guys on the next level. But Manning seems to be more pro-ready than Leaf."

    Great article overall, though. Leaf and Russell are so ******* similar it's scary. Big arms, slow-twitch movers, overweight, and having a liking for prescription medication.
    Last edited by yourfavestoner; 09-08-2010, 04:38 PM.

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  • San Diego Chicken
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    Here's an article about Manning/Leaf from 1998 and why Peyton was a better prospect despite not having elite physical tools.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...45/1/index.htm

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  • FUNBUNCHER
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    Weird how NFL scouts are slaves to certain numbers; if Vick had been measured at 5'11 instead of 6 feet, which IMO would have made negligible difference in his play as a QB, I doubt he would have been a #1 overall pick.

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