Top 10 Quarterbacks for the Draft, No Shea - The Athletic

Submitted by Lordfoul on December 12th, 2018 at 11:27 AM

According to Dane Brugler, the top 10 QBs in the Draft:


  1. *Justin Herbert, Oregon (6-5, 238, 4.68)
  2. *Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State (6-3, 228, 4.77)
  3. Drew Lock, Missouri (6-3, 225, 4.78)
  4. *Daniel Jones, Duke (6-4, 222, 4.70)
  5. Will Grier, West Virginia (6-2, 224, 4.75)
  6. *Jarrett Stidham, Auburn (6-2, 219, 4.72)
  7. Ryan Finley, NC State (6-3, 212, 4.84)
  8. *Tyree Jackson, Buffalo (6-6, 248, 4.88)
  9. Gardner Minshew, Washington State (6-1, 223, 4.80)
  10. Easton Stick, North Dakota State (6-2, 222, 4.72)

It's settled.  Shea should come back



M-B Devil Dog

December 15th, 2018 at 5:39 PM ^

and the fact he is 5'8", they list him as 5"10" but I can PROMISE you guys, he is NOT 5'10". I stood next to him twice when he was Texas A&M and I am 5'9" (5'10 when I spike my hair ) and I was taller than he was. I get that he is athletic and as I heard Ian Fitzsimmons say " you couldn't catch him playing flag football in a phone booth" hahahaha but he would get MURDERED in the NFL. Could you imagine someone like JJ Watt coming around the end untouched hitting him? he would knock his soul out of his body


December 12th, 2018 at 11:36 AM ^

No Hill or Long in the cornerbacks either:


  1. *Greedy Williams, LSU (6-1, 189, 4.47)
  2. *Byron Murphy, Washington (5-10, 185, 4.48)
  3. Deandre Baker, Georgia (5-11, 186, 4.53)
  4. *Trevon Diggs, Alabama (6-1, 198, 4.50)
  5. Rock Ya-Sin, Temple (6-1, 190, 4.53)
  6. *Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt (6-2, 211, 4.55)
  7. *Trayvon Mullen, Clemson (6-1, 192, 4.49)
  8. *Bryce Hall, Virginia (6-1, 199, 4.53)
  9. *Kristian Fulton, LSU (6-1, 191, 4.47)
  10. Amani Oruwariye, Penn State (6-0, 202, 4.54)

I guess we should see them back too.

M-B Devil Dog

December 15th, 2018 at 5:42 PM ^

No because Haskins hasn't declared nor has Herbert. I saw another list of ranked QB's playing in all the bowl games and they had Shea at 16. Their comments were he goes off script too much for NFL team likings and is too inconsistent. They also knocked his arm strength pretty good. I mean shit how many f'ing balls did he under throw in The Game. It was nauseating. 


December 12th, 2018 at 12:39 PM ^

All of those guys could be drafted in the second. That is unlikely but possible.

I think if Hill or Long thought they would be drafted in the 3rd round they would leave.

My expectation has always been that 1 will leave and 1 will stay.

Personal belief Long leaves and Hill stays. I think Hill playing opposite Thomas plays some factor in the decision now that he isnt going in the 1st or 2nd.

Mike Damone

December 12th, 2018 at 11:47 AM ^

Not an expert.  But if Shea is behind Gardner Minshew of Washington State and Easton Stick from that powerhouse at North Dakota State - he should come back and improve his position for next year.  

We got some guys - DPJ, Black, Collins, to name a few - that will help him get that draft stock up.

Some things are a no-brainer - this is one of them.


December 12th, 2018 at 12:07 PM ^

I think next year we see Harbaugh start to lean a little more on Shea. I love Chris Evans, but they don't utilize his skillset appropriately. There is no reason he should not have been targeted 3 or 4 times a game on a flare/swing pass or a screen. He is deadly in the open field, and he only really came in to spell Karan and run between the tackles. I understand that Harbaugh is stubborn and wants to run manball, but I think he is plenty smart enough to understand that next year he is finally going to have an OLine and a quarterback that he can rely on enough to truly open up his playbook. We wont have the automatic 3 yard gain from Karan, so I can see him putting the ball in Shea's hands a few more times a game. Not to mention the trio of outside receivers will be that much further along. Wouldn't mind watching Shea arm-punt us into the B1G championship game. He could be like McSorley, if McSorley wasn't bad.


December 12th, 2018 at 1:29 PM ^

Frank Gore's worst stretch of pass receptions in his career was under Harbaugh in San Francisco.

Four years prior to Harbaugh in San Francisco: 196 catches
Four years with Harbaugh in San Francisco: 72 catches
Four years post-Harbaugh in SF/IND/MIA: 113 catches

Michigan also should have used Ty Isaac as a receiver out of the backfield, but they didn't do much of that at Michigan, either.


December 12th, 2018 at 12:58 PM ^

How is Shea going to up his stock when he plays in an offense that doesn’t showcase his talent?   The best thing for Shea would be to graduate early and transfer to Oklahoma.  Compare his sophomore year stats at Ole Miss and this season at UM - Shea had as many yards passing in seven games at Ole Miss as he had in 12 at UM.  Shea went from the experts talking about an early Heisman hopeful to a draft day dud.  

Gary is sitting out the bowl game because he doesn’t want to risk getting injured and losing out on millions of dollars.  Why should Shea stick around and play in an offense that is not going to feature the QB or a modern offense and watch his draft status plunge? 

He is wasting his time showing NFL scouts he’s good at handing the ball off.  


December 12th, 2018 at 11:52 AM ^

Shea should definitely come back. This is just my observation, but during the draft evaluation process...

If you're shorter than average (6'3"ish for a QB, let's say), they will harp on your faults.

If you're taller than average, you're "full of potential" and "a physical specimen" no matter how you performed in college. 

Scouts, talking heads, and GMs can be incredibly stupid 


December 12th, 2018 at 12:11 PM ^

He should  probably stay another year but even if he leaves, Dylan will do a great job. My guess is that Peterson will probably leave once he graduates next fall.

M-B Devil Dog

December 15th, 2018 at 5:52 PM ^

That was exactly my comment when he said he was sitting. I thought wow, someone is giving him some seriously bad advice. His bowl game could have maybe upped his draft stock but sitting out you are relying on NFL talent scouts and GM's remembering your body of work only and letting all the other QB's that are playing get more screen time. Makes absolutely no sense to me.