James Winston ran a 4.97 40...

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  1. BigBL87

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    Any chance that hurts him enough to drop from #1 like alot of people are projecting? I thought he was supposedly much faster.
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  2. Riley_the_Crutch

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    That's not terrible for a qb. He is just mobile enough to buy more time. I personally think he will be an average to below average qb at best.
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    He probably had his pockets full of crab legs and it slowed him down a little.
     
  4. litespeedhuskerfan

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    Agree 1000%, but he's going #1 don't you think? No way Tampa passes on the hometown kid.
     
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    I wouldn't take a qb #1 almost ever. You are better off with a top-flight lineman. The exception being the Andrew Luck- type players, and they are few and far between.
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    That's actually pretty good for a pocket-passing QB.
     
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    Nope
     
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    The dude is not a running quarterback, he's purely a passer.
     
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    Again, I agree. But he's going #1. Tampa really has no choice, they need a QB, hometown kid, he'll be a Buc next year. I also think he's the second coming of Jamarcus Russell.
     
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    He is way more accurate and better in the pocket than Russell ever was. If he didnt have the issues off the field, many people would be singing a different tune but as it is he is very difficult to like and root for.
     
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    Winston running a 4.97 will,hurt his draft status as much as not being able to throw a football 40 yards hurts the draft status of a lineman.
     
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    If you have a top 3 pick in the draft because you are a bad team without a QB, you have to take a chance. The difference from seasons ago is that with the rookie salary cap, drafting a bust QB doesn't kill your franchise for a generation.
     
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    Check out the video screen where they put him and MM in the same screen for comparison. [​IMG]

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    That would explain why he got caught everytime.
     
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    He will be a bust, and it doesn't have anything to do with his legs. Brady, Aikman, Marino, etc... Plenty of successful QBs that carry around pianos when they run.
     
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    Fair enough. I knew he wasn't a "running" QB as his other tools are more important. I just thought he was supposedly faster and that was part of his appeal. I think he's a headcase and will be a bust anyway, just figured I'd ask.
     
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    I will take Winston as an avg nfl starting qb in 2016 if anyone wants to make that wager. Comparing him with Russell is a joke.
     
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    His character is going to hurt him more than his 40 time.
     
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    Physically he's still a monster. If he flames out in the NFL, physical skills will have little to do with it.
     
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    Ask Peyton Manning if that matters...
     
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