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Jeff is a very good QB whose skills translate to the NFL very well. He is a
leader and has earned the respect of his teammates and coaches. He has a good arm
and moves well in the pocket. He is not afraid to make decisions on or off the
Needs to Improve
Jeff needs to continue his fight to define his worth as not just a football
player, but as a productive human being whose value to his friends and loved
ones is measured more by his actions off the field.
I get a lot of e-mails that say I have a little different style to my profiles.
At first, I didnít understand what people were talking about. As I was
formulating Jeff's profile, it hit me. I look at the business side of the
draft. I have managed a business for years and my look at a player is not just
talent, but also from the point of view of handing a physically talented kid
millions of dollars over the life of a contract and how that might affect the
play of that player on the field. This is the concern with Jeff. Lord knows he
has the talent to play in the NFL. What round you take a player in does not affect
how well he plays on the field. It affects one thing only -- how much money you
are willing to invest in a player compared with his projected worth to a team
as a starter or a backup. I donít think thereís any question of Jeff's
potential as a starter or possibly, impact player. Jeff has the talent to be a
first day pick. He has talent equal to, or better than, Drew Brees. Jeff, to
his credit, has come forward in a very public manner and addressed his problem.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for that. Whether he is picked the first
day or not will not be decided here. The NFL teams that check him out will
decide that. In any other draft, he would be a player that teams would be
drooling over. There are so many developmental QBís in this draft that Jeff
might get lost in the shuffle and not be selected until the second day. Some
team is going to find themselves one hell of a QB. Be patient, Jeff, you will
be rewarded on draft day with being one of only 300 players to be chosen to
play in the NFL. That is an honor in itself no matter what round you are drafted.