If anyone followed Driskel's recruitment, they would know he came to campus severely behind schedule. I won't guy into that much detail, but suffice it to say his mechanics, understanding of the game, pocket presence, etc., were all well behind his physical attributes. Furthermore, he was brought in for an entirely different scheme and we have adapted a ton of what we do now to him, from the zone read elements to the sprint option to the moving pocket. No, he doesn't throw the deep ball well and he doesn't have great pocket awareness, but as far as an "honest Jeff Driskel discussion" is concerned, what exactly is the goal of such a thread? To bash the kid? What are you hoping to accomplish? If some of you were so perspicacious in your criticisms, it seems a little perfunctory to do so now, especially when he has improved ostensibly in various areas with the help of any playmaking around him. He is our only legitimate quarterback, there were no better alternatives for us in the last two classes, he beat out Brissett and was better than him in their respective opportunities, and for all his warts has improved tremendously since this time last year. Outside of about four plays against Miami, he was phenomenal. Unfortunately, those plays mostly came in the redzone and cost us points. And for all the griping from the "throw it deep" crowd, it should be patently obvious that what we have done in the last few years is try to develop an offense that is less quarterback dependent, in part to reduce the burden on Driskel and in part to free him up to do some things he can do very well, like run or improvise in the pocket. But when your quarterback is your best playmaker and you aren't running some form of a veer or spread offense, then he will have a hard time impacting games positively because teams key on him at will.