My Top 5 Quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft

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Teddy Bridgewater Louisville 6-2 214

Bridgewater is by far the most NFL prepared QB in the class. He has a very good arm, anticipates throws, has played in a pro style offense and reads defenses before and after the snap better than anyone else in the draft. He adjusts protections and changes plays at the line. The one concern is his lack of girth.

Blake Bortles Central Florida 6-5 230

Bortles has the prototype size teams look for but needs to drastically improve his footwork which causes inaccuracy. He has the best arm in the draft and will stand in against a hit and deliver the pass. He is able to move in the pocket and make throws on the move. After a year of good coaching he should become a franchise quality starting QB.

Zach Mettenberger LSU 6-5 240

He would be the second QB on this list had he not been injured. He has an excellent arm, good accuracy and touch at all levels and very solid footwork. He shows good awareness and the ability to read defenses. He will likely not be able to play until mid season and that will lower his draft stock.

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The Browns risk failure if they draft Johnny Manziel

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NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show at 6 PM Eastern on or https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Tonight NFL Scout Kelron Sykes and Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports join me to discuss the WR and TE prospects in the 2014 NFL draft.

 

The biggest rumor around Cleveland is that the team wants Johnny Manziel. They may even be so taken by him they would consider trading up to the top spot to take him. My advice is be careful what you wish for. You might just get it.

 

Many so called experts have equated Manziel with Super Bowl Champion QB Russell Wilson. While they are both under 6 feet tall, that is where the comparison ends. Wilson has a thick body type. While he is not tall he is very well build. Manziel is not.

 

Wilson uses his running ability with great care making sure he gets out of bounds or gets down before he takes a big hit. Manziel is much more reckless with his body and takes big hits regularly in college. He was hurt several times in college and in the NFL the hits get harder and more frequent. Given the number … Read more at FryingPanSports

NFL Draft Special tonight on NNR

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Tonight Kelron Sykes NFL scout joins me to talk about the three College all star games and the prospects involved in those games. Join us at 6 PM on .

 

 

That is what I think. Tell us what you think.

 

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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits https://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels onRead more at FryingPanSports

News, Notes & Rumors for week 14

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NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on or the archive of the shows on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Monday Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports and I discuss the Browns game and the results of the weekend. On Friday Tony Williams Giants beat writer for Metro New York joins Samantha and me to preview the upcoming games.

Check out the Draft podcast from Thursday Dec. 12th former NFL scout Kelron Sykes joined me to preview the 2014 NFL Draft available on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

 

News:

The officiating in the NFL has hit an all time low. While some pass interference flags are phantom calls other receivers can get mugged without a penalty. The NFL has no credibility with me what so ever. These clowns are worse than the replacement refs ever were. At least the scabs tried to get the calls right. Having officiated several levels of football, the one thing I always told my crew before a game was if you didn’t see the foul don’t call it. The worst part is that because the NFL is so afraid of the officials union there is no punishment for … Read more at FryingPanSports