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Future Texans QB watch thread

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by ferrari77, Sep 4, 2021.

  1. ferrari77

    ferrari77 Contributing Member

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    Surprised there's isn't a thread on this already. Figured it's better to be in here than the general Football forum.
    So, we know by now, DW is not coming back. Good luck to him and whichever team Nick can get to send all their draft picks and players to Houston. Tyrod is a caretaker. It's highly doubtful Davis will be the guy. Even if he does turn good later in the season when he gets a chance, it'd still make sense for Nick to draft another QB next year and see who is ready to step up and be the man. So, the top QBs in college right now and how they perform each week. Feel free to update if you feel like doing so.

    Sam Howell(UNC)- Rough first game of the season for him. I think he's a better QB than he showed yesterday. Ended up 17-32 for 208 yards 1 td and 3 ints(although one was deflected and another was just desperation) vs a pumped up VTech defense.

    Spencer Rattler (OU)

    Malik Willis (Liberty)

    Kedon Slovis(USC)

    Carson Strong (Nevada)

    Desmond Ridder (Cincinnati)

    J.T. Daniels(Georgia)



    Feel free to add or talk about any QB that you like/think will have a good season/think the Texans should draft.
    I'm sure I missed some of the top prospects on the list above.
    Me personally,.... I want them to wait until 2023 and draft.... DJ Uiagalelei..another Clemson QB :D(I'll see myself out before y'all kick me out for wanting another Clemson QB).
     
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  2. EddieWasSnubbed

    EddieWasSnubbed Contributing Member
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    Good thread.



    I like Rattler and Willis, but haven't looked at the others much. Gonna keep an eye out for these guys throughout the season.

    Strong isn't a bad prospect. Big arm. I just hate his throwing motion. It's like he's short arming everything.


    The guy that intrigues me the most, though is Desmond Ridder. I'd like to see him throw for more TDs this year, but if he can throw for 25 TDs and rush for like 10, I think he's a top ten pick and a Heisman finalist. If he has just an okay season, he could fall to the third round, given his mechanical issues (weird base and side arming throws). He's very intriguing in today's NFL. He throws off a weird base, but has a good arm, seemingly good accuracy, imo, and obviously is a great runner. Also, 6'4" doesn't hurt.
     
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  3. cmoak1982

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    Good thread. Howell looked rough.
    Tyler Shough has the best athletic profile and size
     
  4. J.R.

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    Texans will pass on the QBs for the “generational”, “out of this world” DE. :D
    (So Kayvon Thibodeaux)

    #TexasRattlesnake
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    https://theathletic.com/2790012/202...bodeaux-top-dane-bruglers-preseason-rankings/

    6. *Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina (6-1, 225)
    From his size to his arm to his movements, the similarities between Howell and Baker Mayfield are undeniable. While he needs to clean up a few bad habits, the Tar Heels quarterback is rarely rattled and plays with an impressive sense of composure. There are quarterbacks in this class with higher ceilings, but Howell has the confidence and feel to be a winning NFL quarterback.

    8. *Spencer Rattler, QB, Oklahoma (6-0, 209)
    Based on natural ability, Rattler is a prime candidate to jump up this list over the next few months. He has impressive arm talent with his ability to deliver accurately from any platform. He will occasionally get reckless with the football and needs to be more consistent working through things, but Rattler has impressive field instincts for a rising redshirt sophomore with only 11 career starts.

    18. *Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss (6-2, 198)
    The third quarterback on this list, Corral is a creative competitor and plays the position like a shortstop – quick eyes, agile feet and a rapid release. He plays with distinguishable smoothness, and mobility is a key part of his skill set. He makes stubborn decisions and lacks ideal size, but his exciting talent has been showcased in Lane Kiffin’s offense and year two of that partnership (with a full offseason) should be a lot of fun.

    42. *Carson Strong, QB, Nevada (6-4, 212)
    Strong is a good-sized passer with top-shelf arm strength to deliver strikes down the field. Not only does he have the velocity on his passes, but he also shows the confidence needed to drive the football into tight windows. He needs to clean up some mechanical issues and the long-term durability of his knee is a question mark, but Strong has intriguing traits and Nevada should have one of the most explosive passing offenses in college football this season.

    44. Malik Willis, QB, Liberty (6-0, 218)
    With his poised athleticism and strong arm, Willis is an exciting talent who can make plays most quarterbacks cannot. Coach Hugh Freeze tailored Liberty’s run-oriented zone read offense to fit Willis’ dual-threat skills, creating passing windows while also taking advantage of his athleticism and arm strength. The coaches speak highly of his maturation in the program and with improved anticipation and ball placement, Willis will have a chance to turn himself into a first-round prospect.


    https://theathletic.com/2691509/202...l-preseason-qb-watch-list-for-2022-nfl-draft/

    Preseason top 20 senior quarterbacks:
    Rank | Player (school) | Ht.-Wt.
    1 Malik Willis, Liberty 6-0, 218
    2 Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati 6-4, 206
    3 Brock Purdy, Iowa State 6-1, 216
    4 Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh 6-3, 219
    5 Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA 6-1, 197
    6 Charlie Brewer, Utah 6-1, 201
    7 Tanner Morgan, Minnesota 6-1, 206
    8 Dustin Crum, Kent State 6-1, 210
    9 Myles Brennan, LSU 6-3, 221
    10 Anthony Brown, Oregon 6-2, 220
    11 Anthony Russo, Michigan State 6-3, 245
    12 EJ Perry, Brown 6-1, 200
    13 D’Eriq King, Miami (Fla.) 5-9, 196
    14 Jack Coan, Notre Dame 6-3, 223
    15 Levi Lewis, Louisiana 5-9, 187
    16 Skylar Thompson, Kansas State 6-2, 224
    17 Zerrick Cooper, Jacksonville State 6-3, 218
    18 Nick Starkel, San Jose State 6-4, 213
    19 Jake Bentley, South Alabama 6-3, 221
    20 Bailey Zappe, Western Kentucky 6-0, 215

    Top 10 draft-eligible underclassmen QBs
    Rank | Player (school) | Ht.-Wt.
    1 Sam Howell, North Carolina 6-1, 220
    2 Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma 6-0, 209
    3 Matt Corral, Ole Miss 6-1, 198
    4 Carson Strong, Nevada 6-4, 212
    5 Kedon Slovis, USC 6-3, 203
    6 Phil Jurkovec, Boston College 6-5, 228
    7 Graham Mertz, Wisconsin 6-3, 214
    8 JT Daniels, Georgia 6-3, 210
    9 Jayden Daniels, Arizona State 6-4, 185
    10 Kaleb Eleby, Western Michigan 6-1, 216
     
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  5. conquistador#11

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    This will be more fun thread than the game threads.
    I've been in love with Malik since earlier in February when we jokingly started scouting all the qbs in the draft by their higher calling thinking we were going to get a haul for Watson.

    Why isn't DJ, the new Clemson qb, available for the draft?
    Don't you have to have three years in college or be 21yrs before the draft? DJ will turn 21 before the draft.
     
  6. Rudyc281

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    Derek Stingley Jr.
     
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    Still has to be 3 years, I think he’s not eligible til 23 draft.
    I want to see if Haynes King would be eligible that year too. That’s an elite athlete with good arm that is also a Texas boy.
     
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  8. Buck Turgidson

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    Howell's OL was worthless last night. He's mobile and very accurate, he forced a couple of passes he shouldn't have, but he had to at times because there was no other option to get back in the game.

    He very much looked like a pro QB playing with a college offense
     
  9. Cstyle42

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    Man this thread will last for years to come smh...
     
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  10. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    What the **** else do Texans fans have to talk about?

    The games?
     
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    Arch manning is a Junior in high school. He can moonlight as a punter and save $1.8 million but won't be eligible until the 2026 draft.
     
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    Your right and I'm not wanting to be this negative guy. I know Nick Caserio will be a really good GM as much as I dislike Easterby. It's just so hard to acquire a top 5 QB. That's just really tough and then on top of that just rebuilding the Texans brand as a whole is just another thing. Just tough years ahead.
     
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    No worries, I'm just talking mess about the Texans and will continue to do so

    I wish the Texans were something, but this is where we're at, so apathy and sh!ttalking is what it's about for the next year or two.
     
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    SMU's kicker is 6'8" 230 with a huge leg...does Easterby like Methodists?
     
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    Underwhelming group of QBs... Only one I see as a generational talent is Rattler... But I have a feeling these idiots gonna draft the DE from Oregon because the defense gonna show out for Lovie in yr 1...
     
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    Now this I can get behind Arch Manning future Texan.
     
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    Rattler not even close to generational talent. Short with great arm and average mobility.
     
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    Willis and Shough only two with elite physical attributes.
    Howell and Rattler are very similar. Short with good arm and mobile but not fast. Similar to Mahomes mobility. Which isn’t bad
     
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    Rattler and Howell having rough first weeks.
    These two are very similar. Not sure I’d want either
     
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