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my 2 cents
01-27-2006, 01:00 PM
OK it is becoming apparent that if we want Cutler it will more than likely requiring trading up....so IF...IF...IF Tennessee stretches (as is possible if reporters are accurate...yeah right...) and picks Cutler then that would mean this is a possibility:

New Orleans:Young/Lienart
Tennessee: Cutler

If N.O. picks Lienart, no way Young gets past Oakland, but if they pick Young...where and how far does Lienart fall? And, since we are so intent on a QB, does Lienart hold the same "trade up" frenzy in our hearts as Cutler? In other words...is it Cutler we love or the idea of a QB. Lienart and Jimmy Williams IMO have the potential to slide the furthest IMO...how about some opinions...

SF Dolphin Fan
01-27-2006, 04:27 PM
I think fans have been more focused on Cutler because it seems like he's a possibility at #16, while Leinart obviously isn't. Now that Cutler is apparently moving way up that is a good question. I rank them Leinart, Young and Cutler. That said, I really think Young combined with Mularkey at offensive coordinator could be lethal.

01-27-2006, 04:35 PM

Every yeaar some one fall down a draft board!
This year will be no Different

01-27-2006, 04:59 PM
There are a couple of lesser known QB's that might be one heck of a steal in the draft. I think Bruce Gradkowski could be that guy. He is a very strong arm and accurate passer. Gradkowski is 6-2 222lbs. and played college ball with the Toledo Rockets (NCAA Div.IA) He runs the 40 in 4.7. His completion percentage for 2003 and 2004 were above the 70% completion rate. He is a solid passer who makes smart decision in the pocket. Here are some stats on Gradkowski. He is projected as a middle 2nd rounder.

2002 0.TD 0.INT 28.yds 66.7%compl.
2003 29.TD 7INT. 3210yds 71.2%compl.
2004 27.TD 8INT. 3518yds 70.2%compl.
2005 29.TD 12INT. 2469yds 62.3%compl.

Other smaller schools QB talents are:
Omar Jacobs 6-4 226lbs Bowling Green, Josh Betts 6-3 225llbs Miami-Ohio, Ingle Martin 6-3 225lbs. Furman.

Martin was a UF (Gators) transfer; he can punt, place kick and could play receiver as well. Jacobs had a 60.7% completion rate and over 71 TD's. Last, but not least we have Josh Betts who followed Ben Rothlisberger at Miami-Ohio Redhawks. These are his stats:

2002 3.TD 2.INT. 93yds. 41.2%compl. 0 sacks
2003 1.TD 1.INT. 263yds. 52.8%compl 0sacks
2004 23.TD 14.INT 3495yds. 60.4%compl 24sacks
2005 27.TD 13.INT 3178yds. 57.1%compl 15sacks

I like Gradkowski the best of those QB's but there's plenty of talent there to pick from.