PepPep Posted January 3, 2017 Share Posted January 3, 2017 On 12/30/2016 at 6:50 AM, gEYno said: Can you name one positive about Christian Hackenberg besides his body type? I don't know the guy, I'm not around him all the time, I haven't seen practices or him play very much- other than what everyone else has seen. I am going by what I HAVE seen and heard. -He has experience and has shown success playing in a Pro Style offense. -He has good work ethic, is a film rat, good character, good leadership traits. Just overall seems to have is head on straight and is a smart, hard, working kid with great leadership characteristics you look for in a QB. Coaches seem to love his attitude. -He is able to take control of the offense, read the defense and make pre-snap adjustments. -He goes through his progressions. This is one of the biggest things I noticed in the ONE pre-season game he played in. He actually goes through his progressions and if his #1 target is not there. Fitz still has trouble doing that and tends to force it to Marshall. -He appears to be unfazed by the beating he took at Penn State due to the horrific O-line. Shell shock was one of my biggest concerns when the Jets drafted Hack. But in the one pre-season game where he actually played against NFL caliber players (albeit 3rd stringers). Hack showed that he can stand in the pocket and deliver the ball with confidence. Yes, the throw may have been inaccurate or dropped or maybe he even ended up throwing an INT or taking a sack. But he didn't fold in front of a collapsing pocket. He looked down field. He didn't show 'shell shock'. -He can make 'every throw'. This is talked about NFL QB prospects ad nauseum but Hack can throw the deep ball, he can throw the fade, he can gun it over the middle in a tight space, he can 'make every throw'. So yes, Hack needs to and hopefully has been working on a number of weaknesses- accuracy, footwork, pocket awareness, learning NFL defenses, etc. Some of which are typical things rookies need to l;earn when entering the NFL. Others are more specific to Hack as a player. But when you look at him as a prospect. When you look at the measurables combined with the intangibles. He is a very promising prospect- IMHO. And his college resume (fairly so) has greatly hurt his draft stock and is very much the reason he is considered to be a 'bad pick' by so many fans. But it also doesn't tell the whole story and is not nec. representative of the type of player he can be at the NFL level. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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