Posts Tagged ‘Brad Sorensen’

Searching for Tom Brady: Late Round Quarterback Possibilities

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
2013 NFL Draft QB

You have to look hard to find gems like Tom Brady lurking in the later rounds of the NFL Draft.

BBD Contributor: Peter Bukowksi

Tom Brady is an aberration. New England didn’t think they’d taken the greatest quarterback ever to put on a helmet when they drafted the Michigan senior with the 199th pick in 2000. The Patriots got lucky and they will readily admit that.

You draft a player because you think he will be good for your team, yes, but a guy in the sixth round doesn’t usually turn out to be a Hall of Fame player, particularly not a quarterback.

If you want a franchise quarterback, the first three rounds are where you’re going to likely find them, but then why draft one late?

The reasons are myriad, but there is a better way to look at later round quarterbacks. Usually, they can be separated in one of three categories: projects, system quarterbacks, and career backups.

Of course, there will be some who fall into the last category sort of by default, while others will begin as projects and teams will realize they are really just not that good.

There’s a reason a quarterback gets picked late in the draft: there are some pretty obvious flaws. But in order to more clearly see the delineations, let’s look at the 2013 draft through this lens.
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Small Ball Notebook – 12/13

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Nicholas Edwards and his Eagles are in the FCS National Semifinals this weekend (Photo: US Presswire)

The Small Ball Notebook will become a regular feature here on BBD as we move through the off-season and towards the NFL Draft. I’ve been watching many of these players all season long and now I’m finally finding the time to put some of my thoughts onto the site. Each piece we’ll try and concentrate on certain players, give some notes from certain games, and release rankings for your reading pleasure.

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Top 50 Small School Big Board

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The top small school prospect in the country is still Aaron Mellette (Photo: US Presswire)

We are posting this a week later than we would of have liked but such is life. This is our intial Top 50 Big Board for Small School players. For the purposes of this board a small school player is any player that plays below the FBS level. In a few weeks we’ll expand this board to 100 and add some positional rankings that will be able to be found on our left menu. (more…)


K-Gun Offense: Buffalo Bills & NFL Draft Links, 7/30

Monday, July 30th, 2012

SMU DE Margus Hunt will be one to watch in 2012 (Photo: US Presswire)

Come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as I choose my five favorite Buffalo Bills and NFL Draft links to share. Feel free to submit your own links in the comments. (more…)





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