Blaine Gabbert won't be the top pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, but it won't be because he lacks talent or some hidden, missing element scouts are looking for.
In fact, he's just as athletic and talented as the guy who is clearly winning the popularity vote, Cam Newton, and is actually the more polished, NFL-ready passer.
However, Gabbert can force the issue at times, while many feel he may just be a system quarterback.
Player Comparison: Tony Romo
I've seen Gabbert compared to Chase Daniel, Phillip Rivers and Kerry Collins. Personally, I think those are three extreme comparisons that are nothing alike, while none of them really tell you what kind of quarterback Gabbert really is.
Romo is more unorthodox in his release and just his overall style play hinges more to his moxie and willingness to go after tight spaces, rather than play it safe. Gabbert has the nice arm with the solid accuracy, along with that special flair that makes you think you're watching an NFL star.
He's not yet refined, but Gabbert has tons of potential heading into the league.
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