Originally Posted by Paradis
....That he's not the next Barkley, or Leinart, Locker.. all guys who could have been drafted #1 one season, and tumbled the next.
Just curious about what you guys think makes this guy a lock to replicate his success in 2013 and remain a top 1-3 pick.
I would say of the guys you listed, he clearly has better physical tools than Barkley and Leinart, and he's a far better passer already than Locker ever was. He also didn't have the benefit of playing on a college all-star team (Leinart, Barkley), and actually took his program to great heights, winning a BCS game against one of the best Ds in the country (unlike Locker who couldn't take the Huskies anywhere).
I'd be surprised if his stock drops with another year of experience, but I guess anything is possible. Injuries the only red flag I see