Originally Posted by Requiem
Sounds like you watched little FSU this year. His decision making improved big time this year. Accuracy was much better. YPC/A was highest in the ACC. Florida was his only bad game of the year. NC State was mediocre. Saying he wasn't productive (especially this year) against some weaker defenses is pretty much a lie. Taken out of the first three games because we were romping other teams and we rushed for over 2,800 yards as a team. He was also taken out early in other blow out wins. His learning curve for the speed of the pro game is less than any other QB in this class because he has played in a pro-style offense with multiple calls and ability to audible on any given play. So, no.
He had 3 games over 300 yards, 6 games under 200 yards, in only 2 of those 6 games did he get taken out early. Taking out Murray State and Savannah State which are 2 teams he should have curb-stomped, he is down to 19 TDs and 9 INTs which is just not great. He barely cracks the top 20 for yards and he is nowhere near the top 20 for TDs and it is not like he didn't have help, defenses had to respect the run a great deal.
His decision time looks decent on many plays because of how often he goes to his number 1 read, but when he goes through progressions he has a nasty tendency of double pumping the ball and he absolutely stares down his number 1 guy, I haven't seen him look off the defense a single time.
FSU played 2 lower tier teams, they played 7 teams who were outside the top 50 defensive teams, they played 3 teams between 20 and 50 and only 2 of the top 20 teams in terms of defense. That is a weak schedule in terms of defense and definitely not a program that a top QB prospect should have any problems overcoming.