From the article in qotes
"You may have seen these before, but as a refresher, we will call these the "Parcells Rules." In order to be eligible for selection by Bill Parcells, a college quarterback must:
1. ...be a senior, because you need time and maturity to develop into a good professional quarterback.
2. ...be a three-year starter, because you want to make sure his success wasn't a fluke and to know that he has been "the guy" for a significant period of time.
3. ...have 23 wins, because big numbers don't mean a whole lot if you don't win.
4. ...be a graduate, because you want somebody that takes their responsibilities serious
Last season, six rookie or second year quarterbacks led their teams to the post season. They were:
- Christian Ponder, Minnesota (2011, 1st round)
- Andy Dalton, Cincinnati (2011, 2nd round)
- Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco (2011, 2nd round)
- Andrew Luck, Indianapolis (2012, 1st round)
- Robert Griffin III, Washington (2012, 1st round)
- Russell Wilson, Seattle (2012, 3rd round)
Of those six quarterbacks, five of them pass the Parcells Rules test, and the only one that doesn't is Christian Ponder who fell one win short (he started in 22 wins in his FSU career) of meeting the 23 win mark, a mark he'd have likely hit if he hadn't been injured in his first year as a starter.
Fact that becomes even more relevant when you consider that the quarterbacks selected in the first and second round of each of these drafts that didn't make the 2012 postseason all failed the Parcells Rules test:
- Cam Newton, Carolina (2011, 1st round, early entry/one year starter)
- Jake Locker, Tennessee (2011, 1st round, failed in "number of wins")
- Blaine Gabbert, Jacksonville (2011, 1st round, early entry/two year starter)
- Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M (2012, 1st round, failed all but graduating)
- Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State (2012, 1st round, two year starter, odd case though because of his age, 28 when drafted)
- Brock Osweiler, Arizona State (2012, 2nd round, early entry/one year starter)
This Class Wins as a starter
Jones, 40 wins
Barkley, 32 wins
Smith, 26 wins
Nassib, 21 wins
Dysert, 15 wins
The only three who qualify out of the 2013 Draft class
Geno Smith," end of quote from Article
The only exception is EJ Manuel who was not a three year starter but had the wins and was a senior. these Guys are also the Most Accurate Geno 66% ave Jones and Barkley 63% ave
Scouts Inc.. and Todd Mcshay and Gil Brandt have these guys in their top 4..
Other Ranking methods
Gil Brandts QB by the numbers:
1. Geno 2 Manuel 3 Jones 4 Barkley...
Lewin Carrer Index Has http://www.footballoutsiders.com/sta...-forecast-2013
1.Jones 2. Geno 3.Barkley 4 Nassib 5 Manuel.
Does this Change your mind about the QB's
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