2010 NFL Draft: Jimmy Clausen To Jacksonville in Featured Columnist Mock

February 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen is all an NFL scout could ask for from a quarterback.
Production, both in yards and points, even with a subpar supporting cast. Dead-eye accuracy in a fast-paced passing attack. (Significantly, a pro-style passing attack.) Thorough command of his offense, both intellectually and as a leader who has played through pain.
Having declared for the 2010 NFL Draft in the wake of head coach Charlie Weis' departure from the Fighting Irish, Clausen stands out as the top prospect at his position in this class.
And now, more than ever in the NFL's history, quarterbacks win games.
On the strength of 21st-century rule changes designed to protect their bodies, free up their receivers, and entertain their fans, modern signal-callers such as New England's Tom Brady, Indianapolis' Peyton Manning, and New Orleans' Drew Brees have smashed defenses and long-standing records.
A great quarterback—cerebral, poised, and talented—can make up for gaps in hi...

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