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BigDogsHunt
01-24-2006, 03:00 PM
Brodie Croyle

Brodie Croyle took over as the Tide's starting quarterback in 11 of the 13 games in 2002, missing starts against Georgia and Southern Miss with a shoulder injury. After a strong beginning to the 2003 campaign Croyle was lost for the season late in the third quarter of the Western Carolina game when he tore the ACL in his right knee. He had surgery on Sept. 20. Prior to the injury, Croyle had completed 67 percent of his passes (44 of 66) for 534 yards and six touchdowns. He had not thrown an interception in those 66 attempts and Alabama was undefeated. Croyle returned healthy and stayed healthy as a senior in 2005, leading the Tide to 10 wins in 12 tries.

Croyle has a lot of upside because of his size potential, arm strength and leadership skills. However, he's not a great athlete, he has below-average speed, and he has a terrible history of durability issues. There's nothing Croyle can do about the injuries at this point, but a strong showing at the Senior Bowl could help him solidify a spot on Day 1 of this year's draft.

Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler took over as a starter as a redshirt freshman in 2002 and never relinquished the job. Despite being overmatched on almost a weekly basis in SEC play, Cutler found ways to keep his team in games. He lacks some polish and will need to work on his footwork, release mechanics and decision-making skills before he's ready to compete for a starting job in the NFL. However, he has a strong arm and adequate size, speed, and athletic ability. He is an experienced, competitive four-year starter who is finally getting the recognition he deserves.

Few players enter the Senior Bowl week with as much momentum as Cutler. If he can build on it with an impressive week-long performance, Cutler will solidify a spot in the first round of the 2006 draft.

D.J. Shockley

D. J. Shockley was one of the most highly recruited athletes coming out of high school in 2001, but his playing time at Georgia was limited. He served as David Greene's backup for most of his career, but was handed the reigns as a senior and took full advantage by leading the Bulldogs to an SEC title.


Shockley is a better athlete than quarterback at this point. He lacks ideal size and is unpolished as a passer. However, he made huge strides in terms of his mechanics, accuracy and overall efficiency as a first-year starter in 2005. Shockley must first impress NFL scouts this week with his ability to read defenses and throw from the pocket. If he can show enough potential in those areas under these tremendously trying circumstances, it could greatly improve his draft stock as a developmental quarterback. While Shockley may not want to entertain the idea, it also would be wise for him to take some reps as a receiver and/or return specialist during the week of practices. Shockley is a phenomenal athlete with enough speed to make a position change in the NFL if quarterbacking does not work out.

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson was a college quarterback, but probably lacks the overall passing skills to play the position in the NFL. He is, however, a very good athlete with the size and top-end speed to make a position switch to running back and possibly even return kicks at the next level.

Robinson played some at running back and wide receiver during his college days at Penn State, but served exclusively at quarterback during the 2005 season. He will work at QB at the Senior Bowl and will need to impress the NFL scouts.

rafael
01-24-2006, 03:14 PM
Unfortunately for Croyle the early reports are that he hasn't been impressive. Descriptions like "his passes look slow" and all the South QBs have been "underwhelming" aren't likely to help your draft standing.

HysterikiLL
01-24-2006, 04:58 PM
After seeing Cutler and hearing stuff like this, I'm getting very scared. I'm slowly jumping on this over-populated bandwagon.

sports24/7
01-24-2006, 05:12 PM
After seeing Cutler and hearing stuff like this, I'm getting very scared. I'm slowly jumping on this over-populated bandwagon.
The problem is teams ahead of Miami may be jumping on the bandwagon as well. It is really starting to look like we are going to have to trade up to get him.

PhinstiGator
01-24-2006, 05:33 PM
Unfortunately for Croyle the early reports are that he hasn't been impressive...
Kirwin reports that he thinks Croyle moved ahead of Cutler as far as Senior Bowl practice (performance)...said that scouts wish that they could see Croyle and Cutler practice side by side.

Maylock says that Croyle was the most polished QB today on that team's practice.

Motion
01-24-2006, 05:36 PM
Kirwin reports that he thinks Croyle moved ahead of Cutler as far as Senior Bowl practice (performance)...said that scouts wish that they could see Croyle and Cutler practice side by side.

Maylock says that Croyle was the most polished QB today on that team's practice.

I agree with the last part.

fins5423
01-24-2006, 06:07 PM
The problem is teams ahead of Miami may be jumping on the bandwagon as well. It is really starting to look like we are going to have to trade up to get him.

I dont see any team ahead of Miami who are willing to take Jay Cutler in the top 10, Most Scouts and "Experts" think Jay Cutler would be a reach for Miami. Hes listed right now as a late 1st round pick.

What teams in front of Miami would take Cutler anyways?

FinNasty
01-24-2006, 06:12 PM
I dont see any team ahead of Miami who are willing to take Jay Cutler in the top 10, Most Scouts and "Experts" think Jay Cutler would be a reach for Miami. Hes listed right now as a late 1st round pick.

What teams in front of Miami would take Cutler anyways?

Saints
Tennessee
Jets
Greenbay (possiblly, depending on Rogers)
Baltimore
Detroit
Arizona
Oakland

Possibly 8 teams that could draft a QB in round 1 before us... and only 3 possible 1st round QBs... the odds arnt in our favor... :(

GordonLiu
01-24-2006, 06:53 PM
I dont see any team ahead of Miami who are willing to take Jay Cutler in the top 10, Most Scouts and "Experts" think Jay Cutler would be a reach for Miami. Hes listed right now as a late 1st round pick.

What teams in front of Miami would take Cutler anyways?

I don't know where you are getting your info, but Chris Mortensen and Kiper are reporting that his stock is rising and shoudl be even higher after the senior bowl. Many are saying he's probably the best QB comming out this year. The only negative on him is that he sometimes throws the ball flat footed. I know alot has been said about his mechanics, but the fact is he has a blazing release, a strong arm, and is very accurate. His deep ball can be a little more accurate, but the ball is out of his hands before you know it(kinda like Marc Bulger or Danny Marino).

He more than likely won't be there at 16. We will probably have to move up to get him.

CutlerPwns
01-24-2006, 07:14 PM
After seeing Cutler and hearing stuff like this, I'm getting very scared. I'm slowly jumping on this over-populated bandwagon.

Too bad The Dolphins wont draft Cutler because he wont be there.:sidelol:

Caps
01-24-2006, 07:35 PM
Too bad The Dolphins wont draft Cutler because he wont be there.:sidelol:

:ban: This guy has 5 posts and he's done nothing but talk **** in every one of them.

sports24/7
01-24-2006, 08:04 PM
I dont see any team ahead of Miami who are willing to take Jay Cutler in the top 10, Most Scouts and "Experts" think Jay Cutler would be a reach for Miami. Hes listed right now as a late 1st round pick.

What teams in front of Miami would take Cutler anyways?
I hope your right, but I just don't see it. Cutler is probably moving up faster than anyone right now. Supposedly the Titans are so impressed with Cutler they are looking to see how far back they can trade to get him. Teams like Arizona and Detriot don't NEED a QB, but if Cutler impresses enough he may temp them to draft him.

rafael
01-24-2006, 08:33 PM
Kirwin reports that he thinks Croyle moved ahead of Cutler as far as Senior Bowl practice (performance)...said that scouts wish that they could see Croyle and Cutler practice side by side.

Maylock says that Croyle was the most polished QB today on that team's practice.

That's good news. The reports I read were from Monday's practice.

phinphan11
01-24-2006, 08:38 PM
Too bad The Dolphins wont draft Cutler because he wont be there.:sidelol:

Troll... Go back under your bridge! :fire:

Batman13
01-25-2006, 12:31 AM
I hope your right, but I just don't see it. Cutler is probably moving up faster than anyone right now. Supposedly the Titans are so impressed with Cutler they are looking to see how far back they can trade to get him. Teams like Arizona and Detriot don't NEED a QB, but if Cutler impresses enough he may temp them to draft him.
Arizona and Detroit don't need QB's?? If you say so. Fortunately, they do have a lot of needs at positions in the draft that there is some eye candy at (AZ- Oline, RB. Det-LT, CB, DE). Really Oakland is the team I would be most worried about taking him.