He had trouble last year beating out his competition at QB at Oregon St. and that raised a few flags for me. He'll need a great full college season before I rate him among the top college prospects, but he is worth keeping an eye on.
Throwing up great stats early in the season when most top Div1 schools play mediocre teams just doesn't do it for me, let's see how he plays against the elite teams in his conference before jumping on any bandwagon.
School record 6TDs and all the talk goes to his WR? ...actually Cooks is a beast.
Watched his full game for second straight week and while not as impressive as vs SDSU, he still makes big time NFL throws and is limiting his mistakes. His lone pick in the last one was on target and off his guy's hands into the DB's.
WSU, Cal then the real test starts with Stanford, USC, ASU, Washington and Oregon.
..yes, this sig is a little embarrassing right now...but it's like my penance
Originally Posted by borg9
Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?
I just watched his Utah tape and I'm pretty impressed. I think he has better touch on his deep ball than Bridgewater but to me that's Bridgewater's biggest flaw. They have similar arm strength but I give Bridgewater the edge on placement for short and intermediate throws. Mannion is impressive there though. Athleticism and decision making both go to Bridgewater pretty handily though.
The consistency concerns are legit and it was even apparent throughout this game. I was ready to mention how much I liked his toughness in stepping up in the pocket and taking hits but at the end of the game he stopped doing that and started throwing off his back foot instead of stepping into his throws.
Overall I'm really intrigued but I need to see him play against the big PAC-12 teams.
He has pretty good tools, but let's hold off on declaring him worthy of #1 overall--which is the logical follow up to the statement he is better than Bridgewater. Even Beaver radio hosts don't believe that.
The guy needs to show a lot more over an extended period of time to deserve 1st or 2nd day hype.
Well he did say passer not quarterback so I assumed he just meant based on arm talent. I don't quite agree but he's not that far behind. Bridgewater has an edge in pretty much every other category though
Bear in mind that OSU has no running game to balance the offense out at all. He has a good WR corp but to be putting up those numbers when teams know you are going to be throwing the ball is ridiculous.