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Old 01-03-2014, 09:51 PM   #41
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Late draft rds. and UDFA are about the same. He'll almost certain get signed to come in and try out. If he can show some potential, then it goes from there. Just depends on which team wants to give him a shot. His W-L record will definitely get some attention.

It's going to be real hard...lots of NFL teams are now keeing 2 QBs on their rosters as opposed to 3 just a few years back. He will not be retained unless they feel he has the potential to be a starter one day.
I wish his arm was more powerful (note the way I worded that). I just hope he can continue to get bigger/stronger and it helps.

No one would be more happy if he made a roster than me. He is a lot like Marcus.
I think this will be the tough part. Although, unlike another recent great college qb who struggled to find a place in the NFL, because he doesn't attract a lot of attention to himself. I think this will increase the chance NFL teams see Shaw as someone who they can stick on the practice squad to give him development time.
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There's no way that he can continue his style of play in the NFL, with his stature. He's had some good success running the ball, but he's also coughed it up in big games, and suffered numerous injuries. NFL scouts will have to determine whether he can go through his progressions properly. He is fairly accurate, when determined to throw the ball.
That's why players get coached in the NFL also.
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Honestly there is nothing to do but wait and see. You see Heisman winners suck and you see nobodies become legends in the NFL. Whatever Connor becomes, none of us can predict, but I wish him all the best.
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Honestly there is nothing to do but wait and see. You see Heisman winners suck and you see nobodies become legends in the NFL. Whatever Connor becomes, none of us can predict, but I wish him all the best.
I get what you're saying, but there are a lot of posters on CT, chances are pretty good one of us actually gets it right or vaguely right enough that we can claim a victory ala michel de nostredame.
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I never would have pegged Russell Wilson as a NFL QB.
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The Russell Wilson comparisons are a stretch to me. I still think that Connor Shaw will be a late round draft pick - if not a definite FA signing.
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Just stated on ESPN that Shaw has worked his way into a NFL prospect. Did not mention what round he will be drafted but did say he will get drafted. Great for Connor !!!!
I think he will get picked up. At the very least he could be the scout team qb to help prepare for match ups with mobile qbs
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This season was a pretty good example (using Bama's McCarron, in particular) of how hype of being part of a dominant program can help solid but not much more participants get individual accolades that they truly do not deserve:

McCarron: 3,041 total offensive yds, 28 td, 7 int 11-2

Shaw: 3,014 total offensive yds, 32 td, 1 int 11-2

One is 2nd-team All-SEC and a Heisman finalist, and the other isn't even on the radar of either...
That is amazing! Connor Shaw is as talented a QB as any in the nation. He is unique and refuses to be pidgeon holed as this or that type of a player. Thankfully he wanted to be a Gamecock!

I remember the Southern Miss game to open the 2010 season and seeing Connor run like the wind, and saw him throw 1 or 2 pics as well. And to open the 2011 season he moved us down the field but fumbled and was replaced. Then he eviscerated Kentucky in the first of 18 consecutive home victories.

It was an honor to watch him vs Wisconsin. A great player and teammate is also a great QB!
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if he's drafted, let's hope he doesn't Tebow it up - refusing to play anything but QB
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Just his senior year? He averaged 62% completions, 3200 yards, and 30 TD a year his final 3 seasons!
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Just his senior year? He averaged 62% completions, 3200 yards, and 30 TD a year his final 3 seasons!
Yea but according to a poster he didn't beat us twice (his freshman and soph year) so they would have used they, can't beat us can't be a pro QB argument.
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Yea but according to a poster he didn't beat us twice (his freshman and soph year) so they would have used they, can't beat us can't be a pro QB argument.
I forgot we were the measuring stick for NFL Quarterbacks, my bad. (sarcasm) (I know you're not the poster you're referring too)
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I forgot we were the measuring stick for NFL Quarterbacks, my bad. (sarcasm) (I know you're not the poster you're referring too)
You're new to cocky Talk (then again I'm pretty good at pointing out alters but can't point you out) but I like you a lot (no homo).need more posters like you.
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The Panthers need him as a backup, we cant keep signing da to one year deals and we cant use an early round pick on one.
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Connor reminds me of Aaron Rodgers. Everybody always told him that he wasn't big enough, couldn't throw far enough, didn't have enough talent in HS/College and the pro's. That's how I see Connor. tell him he can't do something and he won't sleep until he proves you wrong. Just an opinion.
Connor will be drafted (and should be), but this is a terrible comparison. AR has a much bigger arm, lightning fast release and was always considered a certain 1st round pick, which he was.
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Honestly there is nothing to do but wait and see. You see Heisman winners suck and you see nobodies become legends in the NFL. Whatever Connor becomes, none of us can predict, but I wish him all the best.
mccarron cost himself a bunch of money last night....
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Connor will be drafted (and should be), but this is a terrible comparison. AR has a much bigger arm, lightning fast release and was always considered a certain 1st round pick, which he was.
exactly.....he's one of the top 5 qb in the nfl......
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CBS Sports has Connor Shaw ranked as the 227th best player in the draft, ranking in at the 13th best QB. For those interested he ranks behind QBs: Tajh Boyd (10th best QB - 123 overall), AJ McCarron (8th best QB - 94 overall), Aaron Murray (11th best QB - 160 overall).

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