@Johnny U Here's the problem with Black QB's! They are usually the best athlete on there high school team. So they drop back to pass the pocket breaks down and the first thing they do is run. This is the beginning of them forming bad habits.When they run usually good things happen for their team,so their high school coach doesn't care as long as their winning.Most white QB's aren't the best athlete on the team and when the pocket breaks down the white QB is force to use his mind and slide in the pocket and find the open man. Then most of the Black QB's go to college and bring their bad habits with them thus never developing their potential. I am a Ram fan and I can tell you Steve Young was the same way. The best thing that happened to him was going to the 49ers who I hate! But Bill Walsh was a great coach and Steve Young had to sit and learn behind Montana.But Steve still wanted to run at first when the pocket started to collapse but Bill Walsh only wanted his QB's to run as a last resort and that took Steve a little while to learn, when to hang in the pocket till the last minute and find the open receiver or when to run. So until High school coaches start to make their Black QB's run only as the last option I just don't see the Black QB developing in the same numbers as the white QB's.
Below are some comments Adam Schefter made in his NFL Draft Mailbag found on ESPN's Insider. If you don't have Insider, here are some of the key points. Follow me @walterfootball for more.
If you watch the tape, take a look at how many tackles Jonathan Baldwin breaks ... not many. He also has some character questions. He was arrested in May 2009 and charged with misdemeanor indecent assault, summary harassment and disorderly conduct.
As for Leonard Hankerson, some teams wonder about his ability to be a deep-play threat. He also has had some drops and like Baldwin, he is not a great runner after the catch.
Jonathan Baldwin and Leonard Hankerson will be second-round picks.
I had one person tell me Jimmy Smith the third-best cornerback in the draft and another tell me he's not worthy of a first-round pick.
Some teams are worried about Jimmy Smith's character and his sense of worth.
If Baltimore wanted Jimmy Smith at No. 26, my sense is it would be able to get him there.
This year, as much as the Colts still need a defensive tackle, they have to go offensive tackle somewhere high. They have to protect Peyton Manning, that's more important than anything they can do right now.
It's hard for me to imagine Mark Ingram falling to No. 32.
I know some people think that Mark Ingram's value is dropping some -- not because of him, but because of the value of running backs -- but I'm not buying it.
The Panthers simply have to take the player they want -- which I believe will come down to Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Patrick Peterson or A.J. Green.
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Jon Gruden: I think Cam Newton's the best player in the country. I agree with the Heisman Trophy people that gave him the award. He's got everything I'm looking for.