After last weeks' post about the 26-27-60 Rule for drafting QB's a 3rd formula was brought to my attention. This one is again more advanced then the simple 6'4" or Taller rule but not as complex as the 26-27--60. This one is also the creation of a very successful coach and GM in the NFL...Bill Parcells. So here's his rules for drafting a college QB, who must meet all of the criteria:
His (Parcell's) rules are as follows:
- The quarterback must be a senior. . .because you need time and maturity to develop into a good professional quarterback
- He must be a graduate. . .because you want somebody that takes their responsibilities seriously.
- He must 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.
- He must have 23 wins...because big numbers don't mean a whole lot if you don't win
So Chris Gates was kind enough to compare the aforementioned list of 9 QB prospects tot he Parcells rule...with the results after the jump.
You can follow the link to get to the details but this is the list of QB's that pass all four criteria:
So, in the end, when looking at Bill Parcells' rules for drafting a quarterback, we have three out of our nine featured prospects meeting all four of his criteria. . .Colin Kaepernick, Ricky Stanzi, and Andy Dalton.
Ponder missed it by one victory, hardly enough to really affect his draft stock if you took this rule seriously I would bet. So Chris then looked at all nine prospects so see if any of them passed both sets of rules:
With two of our sets of quarterback evaluation "rules" taken care of, here's how these nine prospects all fared in both of them:
Jake Locker - Failed 26-27-60 (completion % too low), failed Parcells rules (not enough wins as a starter)
Colin Kaepernick - Failed 26-27-60 (completion % too low), passed Parcells rules
Ricky Stanzi - Failed 26-27-60 (completion % too low), passed Parcells rules
Christian Ponder - Passed 26-27-60, failed Parcells rules (not enough wins as a starter)
Cam Netwon - Failed 26-27-60 (not enough games played), failed Parcells rules (not a senior or graduate)
Greg McElroy - Passed 26-27-60, failed Parcells rules (not a three-year starter)
Andy Dalton - Passed 26-27-60, passed Parcells rules
Ryan Mallett - Failed 26-27-60 (completion % too low), failed Parcells rules (not a senior or graduate)
Blaine Gabbert - Passed 26-27-60, failed Parcells rules (not a senior or graduate)
That's right, only one prospect meets both sets of criteria: Andy Dalton!
I'll tell you though, I'm not sold on Dalton and here's why: HE'S NOT 6'4" TALL! (only 6'2")