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Old 03-03-2010, 04:03 PM   #6
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Jeyton Mannway

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With the 5th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers Select: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma.

The 49ers were not looking to grab a QB early on in this draft. However, they were able to grab the top QB in the draft for a price too cheap to pass on. Alex Smith's career thus far can be summed up in word: inconsistent. Sam Bradford has great accuracy and would work well in tandem with Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis. The 49ers have a young core that will have a chance to really grow together. Alex Smith was mediocre but Bradford has the tools to take the offense to the next level. Jimmy Clausen is a fine prospect himself, but Mike Singletary was not impressed with his attitude and leadership skills. It was a tough decision deciding between the two QB's. Sorry for the delay everybody.

Sam Bradford, 6-4/214



Sam Bradford Scouting Report
Good size with room to add some bulk
Peyton Manning-like accuracy
Outstanding job of anticipating routes
Solid arm strength
Capable of making all the throws
Smooth, consistent spiral
Textbook footwork and can drop back if asked
Great decision-maker since freshman year
Understands timing
Well versed in progression reads
Very quick release
Ridiculous level of production
Sells play action
Places ball in stride of receiver
Will step up in pocket
Decent athleticism
Throws pro routes and has been under center more than given credit for in career
Strong leader and good character

Toughness really hasn't been tested at this point in his career; never seen pass rush
Arm strength is good, but he will struggle to fit ball in tight windows if he doesn't make very quick decisions
We really do not know if he can make throws on the run yet
Doesn't make any jaw-dropping throws
Doesn't have Stafford/Sanchez level of upside
Is never really forced out of pocket

Player Comparison: Eli Manning. Like Eli, Bradford lacks the elite arm, but he is a superb decision-maker with great accuracy and decision-making.
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