Interesting on Glennon. Other than the numbers, I haven't really looked at him too much. I did notice the absurd amount of bad decisions when I was watching. You'd see excellent throws and then you'd wonder what he was thinking on the next throw. I keep getting slightly enticed by the fact that he's making far more "NFL throws" than most of the other guys, but if you're saying a turtle is faster than a snail - that's not saying much at all (I'm not sure where that analogy came from).
I was thinking about this the other day. If you're an NFL coach, all other things being equal, would you rather have a guy who overthrows his receivers consistently (Mike Glennon) or makes some bad decisions to throw into double coverage (Geno Smith). Assuming they're equal on all other factors, which is easier to coach out? I'm not sure about the answer to that question, as my quarterback coaching knowledge is wanting.
On the Matt Barkley front, I'm curious about the criticism too. I've seen comments on fan blogs eschewing Barkley as a prospect for having a "noodle arm" but then they'll advocate for Tyler Wilson. I was watching the Senior Bowl right after breaking down Tyler Wilson and saw his deep throw. As soon as he threw it, I called out that it was going to be underthrown. People keep telling me to go back to last year's tape and maybe I should, but I can't see how that's going to convince me he's not going to be constantly skipping balls in the dirt in the NFL. By no means am I someone who is impressed by pure arm strength (see Bray, Tyler), but damn you have to be able to get it there.
Here's my (super sketchy) calculations of relative fan interest in each QB prospect:
Geno Smith - 39%
Mike Glennon - 26%
Tyler Wilson - 21%
Matt Barkley - 17%
I don't understand...