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FinAtic8480
04-09-2010, 02:40 AM
According to a league source, the Miami Dolphins have displayed a lot of interest in Skelton.

The 6-foot-5, 243-pounder has run the 40-yard dash in 4.83 seconds, registering a 33 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 9-foot broad jump and a 4.33 in the 20-yard shuttle.

He played in the East-West Shrine all-star game.

For his career, he passed for 9,923 yards, 69 touchdowns and 36 interceptions with a 58.8 completion percentage.

Last season, he passed for a career-high 2,708, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a 64.4 completion percentage.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=nfp-source_john_skelton_in_demand_html-201048

MiamiDolfan85
04-09-2010, 03:09 AM
very good return value....take him in the third/fourth...shape him up,sort of like the Falcons did w/ Shaub,and in 3-4 years,send him off for a first rounder,couple of late round picks,and a few players.....very smart potential plan for building for the future...

SRM
04-09-2010, 03:11 AM
very good return value....take him in the third/fourth...shape him up,sort of like the Falcons did w/ Shaub,and in 3-4 years,send him off for a first rounder,couple of late round picks,and a few players.....very smart potential plan for building for the future...

And have 5 QB's on our roster?

MiamiDolfan85
04-09-2010, 03:14 AM
And have 5 QB's on our roster?
first of all,Im not saying we should draft him,or en-route of doing so.Next,I think we can all agree we have no suitable answer at QB should Henne go down.I also think we can all agree that both Pat White and Thigpen's future w/ the Dolphins is seriously cloudy...one might not even make the roster by the end of this off-season...

hooshoops
04-09-2010, 03:46 AM
cannon arm big kid...i mentioned him on here a while ago as someone who stood out to me with his arm in the game and i think ck said that at the shrine bowl practices all week he failed to impress very much...

i sure hope though we don't use a top 4 round pick on a qb...not really sure i'd consider one til very late

ball comes off alive with this kid...and on a rope

Nawledge
04-09-2010, 03:47 AM
Pat White is shakin in his boots

finfan54
04-09-2010, 05:01 AM
thats my last name

Phin-Phan 66
04-09-2010, 05:05 AM
thats my last name


huh?

Aqua and Orange
04-09-2010, 06:38 AM
If we draft the guy he has to find a way to outplay Pat White at the QB position...Poor kid.

I like the name. If we don't draft him I hope the Raiders do with all of the skulls and skeletons their fans wear.

TKAllDay
04-09-2010, 07:18 AM
What is the surprise here? They are doing their do diligence. If you can upgrade your team at a position you do it especially with the value aspect. We have Henne, Pennington, Thigpen, and White. Henne is the starter while Pennington is gone and White is a question mark. Thigpen is trade bait IMO. So you let Pennington retire and White is a player without a position and Thigpen is gone possibly. I love Henne but what if he is only average and gets hurt? Then you are a team like SD was with Rivers and Brees. If you think Skelton is good then you could have two Qbs one to use one to dangle

TheBow305
04-09-2010, 09:33 AM
very good return value....take him in the third/fourth...shape him up,sort of like the Falcons did w/ Shaub,and in 3-4 years,send him off for a first rounder,couple of late round picks,and a few players.....very smart potential plan for building for the future...

Yeah, that's EXACTLY what we need. Use ANOTHER 2nd or 3rd rounder on a Quarterback for the 18th year in a row. Because, by the looks of things, that's where we would have to take him. This guy will not last until the 4th round. We have WAY more pressing needs, than to use such a high pick on a luxury guy like Skelton. Besides, we already have THAT "potential" guy, his name is Tyler Thigpen.

ckparrothead
04-09-2010, 10:15 AM
Barf. He's an arm and that's about it. Footwork is very mechanical, he doesn't breathe in the pocket, his accuracy is scattershot, not necessarily smart with the football.

TedSlimmJr
04-09-2010, 11:36 AM
I'll take Levi Brown instead...and it's not even close..

#1dolphinsfan
04-09-2010, 12:02 PM
huh?
I think he is saying his last name is Skelton

#1dolphinsfan
04-09-2010, 12:03 PM
Plz no more QBs we have Chad Henne and a very good backup in Tyler Thigpen move pat white to a differnt postion and we are good

MadDog 88
04-09-2010, 12:08 PM
If they were to use a pick on QB, I would rather try Tim Hiller in the 7th.

TedSlimmJr
04-09-2010, 12:15 PM
I'll take Hiller over him too..

Mr. Magoo
04-09-2010, 12:40 PM
If you're going to take a flier on someone in the middle rounds because they have the prototypical size and a live arm, I'd go with Crompton. I think he showed some very good things last year, especially late in the year. The (putting it mildly) inconsistency before that can't be overlooked, of course. You're always wary of a guy who takes that long to learn or only flourishes when a pro coach comes to town (like Quinn did after Weis showed up in ND). Those are warning signs. But Crompton does have the size and flashes the ability to make rare throws from an accuracy and arm strength perspective and those are things you can work with.

I never had the chance to watch Levi Brown play so I'm just going off this poorly made, very cheesy video of his highlights from the Southern Miss game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3pgLJdyBh0

He shows some good things there but also shows a make-one-read-and-if-it's-not-there-start-scrambling-around mentality, ala Roethlisberger. Sometimes it works for him but other times not and either way you'd don't like to see a quarterback with a) overly happy feet, or b) no confidence in his progressions. There aren't enough plays in that video to really see which it is. That being said, he clearly has all the tools from a size perspective and has a quick release and flashes good accuracy. The one throw where he stands in and fires down the gun barrel to the middle of the field, showing great anticipation and accuracy... what a play. That one makes you stand up.

Of course, like I said, I didn't get the opportunity to watch Troy play this year, so my impression is (also to put it mildly) incomplete from having pretty much just watched the one video.

If I remember correctly you have Brown as your #5 QB, Slimm. What's your read on him?

TedSlimmJr
04-09-2010, 01:11 PM
Well I was actually able to see a little bit of Levi Brown in person when he played highschool football for Mt. Juliet....didn't follow him at all when he was at Richmond....until he transferred to Troy.

That highlight video is pretty useless IMO....you need to see his games against LSU in 2008 (when he threw 72 passes and had built a 30 point lead on LSU)....or his performance when he completed 40 out of 50 passes against ULL I believe...(these are just off the top of my head that have always stood out in my mind)......or his GMAC Bowl performance against Central Michigan, where IMO he out-gunned Dan LeFevour on a throw-for-throw basis....passing for almost 400 yards....

He threw an unbelievable pass in the endzone to Jernegan that would have won the game for Troy but it went right through Jernegan's hands...

His numbers are a little inflated due to the system he played in (as all of these quarterbacks are)...but he's so athletic and can improvise.....fabulous arm strength and can make all the throws he'll be required to make in the NFL....he just needs coaching on some of the fundamentals (taking the snap, footwork, etc..and he needs to get his delivery up to three-quarters)...beyond that....he's got a LOT for a QB coach to work with in terms of raw ability.

He doesn't throw interceptions and he understands how to take care of the football for the most part...doesn't make careless throws or decisions under pressure. Most importantly...he's a gamer with some intangibles and leadership qualities...

His accuracy improves DRAMATICALLY when he sets his feet...hitches..and throws on time. He's a bit of a project, but most of these guys are....and he's one I've always liked if I was going to take one to develope.

Personally, I'm not fond of Crompton...I believe Boomer is but...I've just seen him play excruciatingly bad too many times for too long...