I see Bradford as a guy who is accurate but does not have great arm. With the team he's with, i feel you can plug in a lot of good college football quarterbacks with that offensive line and the group of receives he has, and they will flourish. Graham Harrell deserve as much praise if we throw so much praise on Bradford. I don't see a big difference between the two. I just feel he is vastly overrated especially by some mocks who have him the #1 pick in the draft. He has a chance to go to a team like the niners, jets, or tampa in the first to second round...but by no means is he top 10 material.
He may be the second quarterback picked behind Stafford to go, but i feel Sanchez and Freeman are better prospects. I'm not saying he's horrible. 92.1 seems to talk about him like he's the second coming because he's in the lime light and a Heisman trophy winner. If you talk to real NFL scouts and look at how some expert mock people rate the best quarterbacks, Stafford is the kid who got it.
He's accurate but remember he has a lot of time to throw the ball. The Big 12 defense was bad and his offensive line was great. Throwing to a future first round tight end in Gresham makes it easier to pad your stats. He also does not look at his progression and locks into a receiver. He does not call his own audibles but has the sideline call it for him. We do not know if he can take snaps from center. Nobody knows. It's a big gamble like Alex Smith was to believe he can. The lofted ball he threw for the 2nd INT was really weak. His soft pass gave the corner time to get there and grab the ball away. Bradford throws a lot of dink passes. Never do is see huge 25+ yards throws from Bradford like i see from big arms like Flacco or Matt Ryan bullet pass. His lollipop passes would be sure INTs in the NFL with pressure from the D line and better corners in his face. That type of pass would of been gunned by Stafford. Stafford was pretty much running for his life most of the season with his freshman and sophomore offensive line who have no NFL future protecting him. The fact he threw 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with that offensive line is a great indicator of how well Stafford did this year.
If you watch this game, you will see how little time Stafford had to throw the ball with Michael Johnson and crew in his face all day. Pocket broke down. You will see you big of an arm Stafford has. His scrambling abilities. Here he threw for 5 TDs and only 1 INT. You can see how Stafford is equally good at taking snaps from shotgun or from center.
Kurt Warner also throws some very beautiful throws but he has a very strong arm and can throw very nice deep passes. I''m not seeing any great deep passes from Bradford. There is a huge gap between Stafford and Bradford, not so much between Stafford to McCoy/Freeman/Sanchez.