Friday, 9 April 2010

Mayock: Clausen's deep ball much improved

By Kip Earlywine

Mayock shares his observations about Clausen's pro day. This is a very worthwhile watch, and this new development may put Clausen back on Seattle's radar screen.

Mayock also covers risers and fallers at the top of the draft.


BSnyder said...

Mike Teel did an interview giving his thoughts on the draft and QB prospects:

Kip Earlywine said...

Just in case, If anyone has video issues, keep trying. It just told me "video is no longer available," but I tried again and it worked the 2nd time.

chris said...

I didn't read the article, but Clausen throwing a nicer deep ball in 7 man drills with no d-line coming after him is going to make his stock climb?

I thought one of the biggest knocks on his deep ball (that I've read on this site) is he tends to throw it off his back foot which causes it to float? Wouldn't the fact that there is no defense help with that problem a bit?

Great blog dudes! keep up the good work. I can't wait for draft weekend to read the analysis on this site as players are picked

Kip Earlywine said...

I'm normally skeptical of pro day stuff as well, but Mayock is saying that Clausen's form is substantially improved and mentioned that a toe injury is the likely explanation for Clausen's back leg deep throws last year. He says Clausen is stepping into this throws now and looking completely natural doing it.

If you buy this, it means Clausen went from a so-so deep ball to a good deep ball, and that's probably a big deal for Bates.

Its also a big deal because it increases the chances of Buffalo taking Clausen at #9. If that happens, it means there is a better chance of Bulaga or Williams reaching #14 should the Seahawks choose Berry (which I think is likely) at #6.

Anonymous said...

The toe problem was huge, it also tells how tough this kid was to play with it. I hope PC takes him. We need a long term solution at QB and I think he's the real deal. This is a QB driven league as we all know and if we are going to be an top notch team we need a top notch QB in his prime. That won't be this year but in 3 or 4 years with the seasoning he can get there. Some say get a QB next year or even later,I say get some of those other positions next year or later. There is enough reason to beleive this kid will pan out, take a chance. Not worth the money? Who cares? Who is worth the money? All sorts of 1st round draft choices have busted over the years, big deal. 31 teams wish they had drafted Brady right?

BSnyder said...

Clausen isn't as intelligent or articulate as I'd like to see in a franchise QB. Personally, I think Charlie Whitehurst is the better prospect.

Frankfrog said...

Wow that's a pro, Best prospect in the draft since Peterson.
The knock at first was he's to short, combine result just under 6-3 perfect height any taller leads to a guy that can't move side to side.
His form is awesome now that he can plant on that foot, truly I've watched this workout like a hundred times by now and am still in shock.
Then toughness played most the season with a torn toe.
I don't get how some people don't by in to this kid, great competitive spirit, rocket arm, a team player that had more 4th quarter comebacks than int's.
I've been a huge fan of the draft since before I didn't get drafted and I've only liked 3 guy's this much coming out of college, Dion Sanders, Ricky Williams and Adrian Peterson.
Put this on you'r facebook or myspace what ever you need to do to remember that I said.
In a couple of years Clausen will be the best QB in the league for the next decade period.
PS: Locker sucks at moving in the pocket, Bradford is as durable as an 85 ford escort.
That said is it worth it to pick him up given our swiss made line?