Prospect Comparison Thread
Don't know if something like this has already been posted, but here it goes. It's high ranking prospects, or the guys that rank at the top of their respective positions.
Sam Bradford - QB Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Jake Locker - QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jevan Snead - QB Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Colt McCoy - QB Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers
Tony Pike - QB Kerry Collins, Tennessee Titans
Tim Tebow - Combination: QB Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay, QB Vince Young, Tennessee
Jonathan Dwyer - RB Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons
C.J. Spiller - RB Chris Johnson, Dallas Cowboys
Jahvid Best - RB Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints
Charles Scott - RB LaMont Jordan, Denver Broncos
Jermaine Gresham - TE Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons
Dez Bryant - WR Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals
Arrelious Benn - WR Anquan Boldin, Arizona Cardinals
Brandon LaFell - WR Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
Damian Williams - WR Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Erick Decker - WR Kevin Walter, Houston Texans
Russell Okung - LT Jordan Gross, Carolina Panthers
Bryan Bulaga - LT Jake Long, Miami Dolphins
Trent Williams - LT Jamal Brown (I think Williams winds up a RT in NFL)
Selvish Capers - LT Duane Brown, Houston Texans
Anthony Davis - LT Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos
Jason Fox - LT Chad Clifton, Green Bay Packers
Ciron Black - RT Vernon Carey, Miami Dolphins
Any true great guard? Maybe Render?
Any true great center? Maybe O'Dowd?
Carlos Dunlap - DE Mario Williams, Houston Texans
Greg Hardy - DE Adewale Ogunyele, Chicago Bears
Corey Wootton - DE Miathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants
Ricky Sapp - OLB DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys
Brandon Graham - OLB LaMarr Woodley, Pittsburgh Steelers
Gerald McCoy - DT Kevin Williams, Minnesota Vikings
Ndamukong Suh - DT Richard Seymour, Oakland Raiders
Terrence Cody - NT Shaun Rogers, Cleveland Browns
Arthur Jones - DE Ty Warren, New England Patriots
Sean Weatherspoon - LB Derrick Brooks, Free Agent
Sergio Kindle - OLB Shaun Phillips, San Diego Chargers
Eric Norwood - Former LB Teddy Bruschi, New England Patriots
Rolando McClain - MLB DeMeco Ryans, Houston Texans
Brandon Spikes - MLB E.J. Henderson, Minnesota Vikings
Sean Lee - LB Dan Connor, Carolina Panthers
Joe Haden - CB Darrelle Revis, New York Jets
Patrick Robinson - CB Eric Wright, Cleveland Browns
Perrish Cox - CB Antoine Cason, San Diego Chargers
Brandon Ghee - CB Vontae Davis, Miami Dolphins
Eric Berry - FS Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens
Taylor Mays - Former FS Sean Taylor, Washington Redskins (minus ball-skills)
Nate Allen - FS Brodney Pool, Cleveland Browns
Kam Chancellor - SS Roy Williams, Cincinnati Bengals
I really don't like any of your comparisons on QB's. How does Bradford compare to Brady? How in any way is Locker like Roethlisberger?
A lot of these are pretty terrible. The worst one is the Tim Tebow - Byron Leftwich one. Really? Byron Leftwich? Their arms are nothing alike cause Leftwich has an asbolute cannon and is pretty accurate, and on top of that, he's a statue. Tim Tebow is one of the most mobile QBs in the country, and he has a noodle arm. WTH?
The only parallel is the slow release.
I don't think Tebow has a noodle though, he's adequate at least.
But yea, those comparisons make this the the greatest draft ever.
I didn't come up with these guys, I just googled them and got this from other websites and used the general consensus for each player.
Just wanted to fuel some discussion, and I don't really know much about some guys.
But if I remember correctly, Bradford was compared to Brady because both play in similar styled offenses, can make all throws, and had similar throwing technique.
For Locker it was because he buys time with his feet, but doesn't necessarily run. He simply let's the play develop, and it said that the only other qb for which this was comparable was Roethlisberger.
For Tebow, yeah it was the release, as well as spotty accuracy and innate tendencies to run.
I know not all of the comparisons fit, but I still wanted to hear what you guys had to say.
Another popular pick for Bradford was Eli Manning. Are those two guys more alike than Bradford and Brady?
I'll just do the QB, RB, & TE for now...
Sam Bradford - Kyle Orton
Jake Locker - Donovan McNabb/Matt Schaub
Jevan Snead - Rex Grossman
Colt McCoy - Alex Smith
Tony Pike - Matt Cassel
Tim Tebow - I don't want to insult any current NFL players.
Jonathan Dwyer - Cedric Benson
C.J. Spiller - Chris Johnson
Jahvid Best - Brian Westbrook
Charles Scott - Lendale White
Jermaine Gresham - Kellen Winslow
s. bradford = p. rivers
j. locker = bigger, stronger, faster steve young
t. tebow = t. tebow...he's the first and will greatly bebefit with the emergence of the wildcat.
j. snead = r. grossman
c. mccoy = j. plummer
c.j. spiller = r. bush
j. best = warick dunn
n. devine = c. johnson
d. bryant = l. fitzgerald
a. benn = t.o.
d. williams = r. wayne
d. thomas = m. colston...but a much better blocker
b. buluga = j. long
c. dunlap = super mario
g. mccoy = t. harris
n. suh = k. williams
t. cody = j. williams
b. robinson = j. ratliff
s. kindle = d. ware
e. norwood = w. mcginest
s. weatherspoon = l. briggs
r. mcclain = r. lewis
e. berry as a corner = m. blount/r. woodson hybrid
p. cox = scrabble
e. berry as a safety = ed reed/ troy polumulu hybrid
t. mays = s. atwater
Jevan Snead = Jay Cutler
Jimmy Clausen = Tom Brady
Sam Bradford = Phillip Rivers
CJ Spiller = Leon Washington
Jonathan Dwyer = Duece Staley
Damian Williams = Jerricho Cotchery
Bryan Bulaga = Robert Gallery
Russell Okung = William Thomas
Ciron Black = OG Carl Nicks
Carlos Dunlap = Less effective Jamaal Anderson
Corey Wootton = Calias Campell
Ricky Sapp = Chris Clemons
Brandon Graham = Trent Cole
Derrick Morgan = Justin Tuck
Gerald McCoy = Tommie Harris
Terrence Cody = Kris Jenkins
Arthur Jones = Cedric Griffin
Brian Price = Mike Patterson
Jared Odrick = Tony Brown
Jeff Owens = Brodrick Bunkley
Eric Norwood = James Harrison
Sean Weatherspoon = Jon Beason
Brandon Spikes = Channing Crowder
Rolando McClain = Karlos Dansby
Joe Pawelek = Lofa Tatupu
Micah Johnson = David Harris
Brandon Ghee = Corey Webster
Perrish Cox = Sheldon Brown
Taylor Mays = Laron Landry
Reshad Jones = Gibril Wilson
Major Wright = Reggie Nelson
Kam Chancellor = Roy Williams
I like the Eric Berry to Ed Reed and Ndamkong Suh to Richard Seymour comparisons. I also think Russell Okung is comparable to D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Eric Decker to T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and Greg Hardy to DeMarcus Ware. A lot of people think Jahvid Best compares to Chris Johnson, but I think C.J. Spiller is more comparable.
Here is what I said in August:
Joe Haden reminds me a little of Vontae Davis.
Spiller's a lot more like Bush than Johnson. Ricky Sapp=Gaines Adams. Eric Norwood=LaMarr Woodley. Corey Wootton=Justin Tuck.
Greg Hardy - Justin Tuck
Corey Wootton - Jared Allen
Rolando McClain - Karlos Dansby
Jake Locker - Jay Cutler
Gerald McCoy - Darnell Dockett/Kevin Williams
Russell Okung - Chris Samuels
Jerry Hughes - Robert Mathis
I'm not buying the Bulaga-Gallery comparison, beyond the fact that they're both white guys who were successful LTs at the university of Iowa. The Jake Long comparisons are much better. Gallery was a guy who was a powerhouse and a brilliant technician, but he didn't have tackle feet, he had short arms, and he wasn't a very good athlete moving laterally. Bulaga is a much more complete player, and the Jake Long comparisons are pretty much spot on as far as I can tell.
Bulaga isn't anywhere near the technician that Gallery was, but he's a much better athlete.
Jake Long never got completely manhandled in college like Bulaga did against Brandon Graham...
Ed Dickson - Visanthe Shiancoe
Jake Locker - Matt Schaub
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