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It says a lot about the state of this QB class when the highest rated quarterback, who is rocketing up draft boards, also has the most question marks around him.
Gabbert clearly has all of the tools in order to make it as an NFL quarterback. He has a strong arm, with good accuracy and a nice pocket presence. He is mobile enough to keep plays alive and gain those extra yards when needed. Gabbert has also proven to be a formidable leader within the locker room and a dedicated student in the film room.
The biggest knock on Gabbert is his dedication in the weight room. He has often come into the season overweight and out of shape. Questions have popped up about his size multiple times, as he has been overweight multiple times. The combination of that, his inability to read defenses and the way scouts have been drooling over his cannon arm have led many to compare him to JaMarcus Russell, not exactly stellar company.
Gabbert is clearly the most well-rounded QB in the draft class, but anytime you draw comparisons to disgraced Oakland Raider JaMarcus Russel, I would politely have to pass. Sure the upside for Gabbert is off the charts, but so is the downside.