BigSlam wrote:I don't know man, I mean I think Fields has tremendous potential but like penquin11 posted - his release is historically slow.
Now, is that because he is slow to process or can't get off his 1st read? Or is it because he has massive balls and doesn't mind standing in the pocket and taking hits?
Wilson has that quick processing, off platform throwing "pop" to his game. You are 100% right, it's been against lesser opposition, but even still it's hard not to be enamored with some of the stuff that Wilson can do.
Best case (very best case) scenario, who is their ceiling NFL comps re: playing style?
Lawrence = Andrew Luck?
Wilson = Patrick Mahomes?
Fields = Russell Wilson?
Lance = Cam Newton (the MVP one)?
Jones = Drew Brees?
Personally from what I watched of OSU Fields has young Big Ben syndrome where he's just willing to take hits if it gives him an extra second to find the open man. I could be totally wrong on him of course, QB is notoriously tricky to predict.
I don't meant to be too harsh on Wilson, before the scouting industrial complex got ahold of his stock I was fine with the Panthers taking him at 8. I just think his lack of competition and pristine protection are serious question marks that are getting waved aside a bit because on tape he is a joy to watch. I consider Wilson a high risk prospect but even with that being said his ceiling is so high if he actually is legit he's worth burning a top 10 pick easily just to chase the upside. I just feel like the range of outcomes with Fields is narrower, and the ceiling only slightly lower if at all.
I haven't thought too terribly hard about comps for all the big 5, except Mac Jones just because I've had to explain to friends why I don't want Carolina to pick him, but here are my best guesses just so you can see where my head is at.
1. Trevor Lawrence (very low risk)
Best case- Andrew Luck with better wheels
Worst case- Kerry Collins? Jeff George? (Basically for him to bust he needs substance abuse and/or personality issues and even then he's probably a starter)
2. Justin Fields (medium risk)
Best case- Dak Prescott but more accurate
Worst case- Tyrod Taylor if he pushed the ball downfield
3. Zach Wilson (high risk)
Best case- Taller Russell Wilson(maybe it's just the last name, but his off-platform stuff reminds me more of Russ than Mahomes)
Worst case- Baker Mayfield if he gambled more on his throws into tight windows
4. Trey Lance (high risk)
Best case- Cam Newton/Colin Kapernick hybrid (faster than Cam, bigger than Kap)
Worst case- Kordell Stewart
5. Mac Jones (medium risk)
Best case- Matt Ryan with slightly less arm talent
Worst case- Chad Henne (For all my **** on Mac I do think he's at worst the 30th best QB in the league in his prime)