Bryce Petty is a bad option for Broncos – Mile High Report (blog)
Despite a decorated and statistically impressive collegiate career, Petty is not the quarterback prospect fans should desire in the 2015 NFL Draft.
As the NFL Draft approaches, the Broncos will be scouting this years quarterback class dilligently in hopes to finding another signal caller who could lead the franchise down the road. Unfortunately, this crop is one of the worst classes in the past decade, but given the uncertainty of our position in the future, it is almost a given that one will be selected by Denver in this years draft.
It is my firm belief that this season will be Peyton Manning’s last with the Denver Broncos. Additionally, the likelihood that Brock Osweiler is the quarterback of the future for this franchise is slim to none. His selection was one of the most frustrating of any pick under John Elway and was telegraphed as a near certainty from media circles based on Elway’s relationship with Dennis Erickson and Osweiler’s relationship with his son Jack Elway.
If you take a look at Petty’s collegiate statistics, you would come away impressed with his numbers. In two full seasons as a starter for the Bears, he completed 62.7% of his passes, averaging 9.7 yards per attempt and he amassed 8195 yards. Better yet, he had a 6-1 TD-to-INT ratio, with 62 touchdown tosses and only 10 interceptions in that timeframe. Based on numbers one would assume he would deserve to get his name called early during the NFL Draft.
“They’re only numbers — numbers on paper. Once you understand them, it’s easy to make them behave.” — Petyr Baelish, Game of Thrones
Collegiate statistics are a tenuous measuring stick as to whether or not a prospect will successfully make the transition from the college ranks to the pros. That is why scouting requires an in-depth knowledge of football philosophy and the ability to recognize issues that can and will impact their ability to achieve greatness in the NFL. Even so, prospect evaluation is not an exact science and most every pick is a gamble, though there are good guidelines to follow in order to make sure the best call can be made once a team is officially on the clock.
Year in and year out, the best scouts and general managers whiff on prospects and the disparity over one player can vary immensely in league circles. A certain team might have a player ranked as high … – Click Here To Visit Article Source