Gonna need to get alot higher than 10 after his second top end National Championship Game showing
You know what you make this post good. If you actually listed ALL these Holes lol
Easy buddy I have mentioned them in other parts of this thread...
Also everyone is very reactionary to the NC game (he played well, especially in the 2nd half). He has good numbers, but they did run 99 plays. Context is important. You need to look at the entire body of work. It doesn''t entirely matter what Alabama's D is like; they are different in the NFL.
But I will again without much explanation. Top 3 things to look at:
1.) Accuracy (Ball Placement as well) - his overall accuracy is sketchy at the goal line - some throws sail or are misfired. Ball placement does not place the ball in the best position for the WRs often enough. His WRs mask this weakness by making great catches. You saw this in the title game in the 4th when Williams made a great catch on a bad throw. He can however, like TT, make a great deep throw and make a great play with his arm. You have to be able to put the ball where it needs to go. This is the top trait you must have IMO.
2.) Poise in the pocket - Most running QBs have this issue. The run too damn often. Steve Young didn't become great until he learned to stay in the pocket. Watson, like TT, falsely senses pressure at times and takes off running. There are times were only 3-4 players rush and he takes off; all he has to do is step up or slide in the pocket. Can be developed, but it is tough to rework what has worked well his entire playing career to date.
3.) Decision Making (correct reads, know when to run vs throw & throw people open) - They run a lot of plays that emphasize quick and somewhat easy throws. He doesn't see and respond well to the intermediate and deep plays. This is where picks come in, he tends to either try to force the ball or tucks and runs when they guy he wants to throw to is covered. I don't know this, but you have to have the sense that when a pick is throw he is able to understand why and learn from it. It is hard to get a good feel for this trait without being a coach in the room with him.
Next top 2 traits:
1.) Mobility - Yeah he does, but he needs to learn to slide and not take hits....
2.) Arm strength - Doesn't appear to be an issue...
He is a winner and comes up big in big games. You can't knock that. I am not saying Watson won't develop; but there is too much of a bust potential for me to feel comfortable trading up for him; and you will give up quite a bit to move ahead of SF, Chi or NYJ for that opportunity. Depending on who is there are #10 you could have:
1.) a generational player in Adams/Hooker that also fills a hole,
2.) Mike Williams with Sammy clay and Shady? fills a hole and a huge need and gives your offense
3) Ruben Foster - this might be an enourmous need with McDermott
These talents are better for the overall roster at this point than taking a flier on Watson. Watch a little film on Trubisky - you see him going through progressions, making the correct reads, you see good accuracy and ball placement, can look the defense off.
Look at the gifs that Josh Norris is putting up today on Trubisky; this is the guy you move up for (yes there is a bust potential as well and a small sample size, but trust your eyes - dude is a QB) . He did Watson back on the 3rd or 4th I believe...
Edited by Reed83HOF, 11 January 2017 - 02:37 PM.