Originally Posted by NoahBeanBizzel
I believe in Jeff's legs...
He's got a long way to go to become an elite QB.
Jeff is a dual threat QB and that alone puts him in better company than his passing stats would indicate. He made some very big plays in big games this year. He's a true sophomore and should get better during the offseason.
as the play develops. He tends to lock on to one player and stare the intended receiver down rather than weigh his options but let's remember that we pressed him into service as a true frosh and this was only his second year of college. It usually takes a few years to develop poise, look off players, see the whole field and make good choices. As good as Tebow was, he still has problems with this part of the game. Driskel's offseason development this year is critical. If he can add that extra dimension, the sky is the limit and even if that proves difficult, he'll be pretty effective in our offense. The defense must cover him or he will gash them with his legs. Driskel proved that many times this year. He has a strong arm and can make all the throws except perhaps the fade. His accuracy is pretty good and I have seen development from last year to this year. He used to panic and take off running without really looking and sometimes threw innaccurately his first year. This year was much better. He just needs to develop better awareness and vision during plays. He needs to check down and make the better choices while learning to look off the receivers. There were a few games where he noticably stared down receivers and gave the opposing DB's a jump on the ball. He'll take more sacks than the average QB because he can extend plays or beat you with his legs but I don't have a problem with that. The key now is to take him to the next level as a passer. If he can do that, we may well win another national championship.