Last night I recalled a lot about college football and the pressures that come along with being an elite player. There is a lot of pressure on you when you are the man on a team that has high expectations.
There is nothing wrong with being a dual threat quarterback. Some of the best quarterbacks in college football history have been dual threat quarterbacks. But when a quarterback gets this label, they are likely to be put under the microscope and labeled not an NFL prototype, unless of course your name is Steve Young.
Running quarterbacks have been a dime a dozen over the past few seasons in college football. Guys like Tim Tebow last year and Vince Young a few years earlier just found ways to win in college and when it came NFL draft time they were labeled not ready due to the fact that they had the ability to use their legs too.
2010 brings us two of the best dual threat quarterbacks in the country. Tyrod Taylor of Virginia Tech and Terrelle Pryor of Ohio State are both exciting players. Both have the ability to throw and run, but they also have the ability to turn “water into wine”. I call this the Jesus effect. They can take a play that looks like a 6 yard sack and turn it into a 15 yard gain or in some cases an 80 yard touchdown.
Last night I was asked if I could take one of them who would I take. The answer to the question wasn’t as easy as I thought coming into the season. If you were to have asked me that at the beginning of July I would have said Taylor easily. I felt like Taylor is a more polished passer and more instinctive with the football.