FlyHiJets, on 01 April 2012 - 04:50 PM, said:
Do you REALLY believe that? I have a question for you.....do you happen to know what round Bart Starr was drafted in? The 17th. Or if you want to come to modern day..... Tom Brady was a 6th Round draft pick at number 199 overall. So that means McElroy was drafter only 9 picks further back from Brady, so please tell me how you are relating drafting to the ability to play again?
OBVIOUSLY what round you get drafted in doesn't always equate to being a great player in the NFL. Ryan Leaf was a 1st rounder (2nd overall pick in the '98 draft) and wound up being a bust the last time I checked.
You need to come up with a FAR better argument than where someone is drafted to determine a player's worth on the field. Wayne Chrebet is a fine example of that. UNdrafted & was without a doubt THE premiere 3rd down clutch receiver in the league during his career.
Those videos you showed don't show that he has a strong arm. I watched him in preseason and saw him play in college, his arm is not strong. Its a good argument that he was drafted 7th round because of his physical limitations, bringing up past guys that were successful late round choices has nothing to do with what I said. I never said that McElroy couldn't succeed one day.
Arm strength: McElroy possesses an average to below average arm and will struggle to an effective NFL quarterback. The first thing I noticed about McElroy's arm strength was that he struggled to get the ball out to his receivers on bubble screens. When running those wide receiver quick screens you need to get the ball to your target quickly and McElroy doesn't generate enough power to accomplish that. In the intermediate passing game, McElroy's passes are not delivered on a line and often arrive high. The lack of zip results in defenders being able to get a good break on the football. Don't expect McElroy to threaten a defense deep down the field. He doesn't have the ability to hit streaking targets deep down the field.