Article: Caleb Williams is a bust

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Very interesting article that predicts that Caleb Williams will be a major bust.

I don’t know this guy and can’t vouch for his opinions but he makes some intriguing arguments.
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Former NFL Scout: Caleb Williams is a Bust
January 10, 2024 | Daniel Kelly
Reading Time: 3 minutes

I’ve now evaluated USC quarterback (QB) Caleb Williams in every snap he took in 2022 and 2023 and I’ve written approximately 11,850 words reflecting on him in articles.

The takeaway: Williams is too undisciplined, moody, and immature to ever realize his potential.

Yes, he is loaded with God-given raw arm strength, and elite ability to create and extend (which is the draw to him), but he’s underdeveloped in the finer points of the position. His skillset doesn’t translate well to the next level ⎯the NFL game is about quick time to throw, precise downfield ball placement, and ball security.

The only box he checks is ball security improving from 35 pass breakups (2.5 avg.) in 2022 to 15 in 2023 (1.25 avg.)

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More here: https://firstroundmock.com/2024/01/form ... is-a-bust/
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IotaNet wrote: Thu Jan 25, 2024 5:55 pm I’ve written approximately 11,850 words reflecting on him in articles.
Yeah but we’ve got 93 threads on JF1 and the longest one is 186 pages :nana:
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It’s a big concern because everyone assumes the Bears are going to draft him
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30 fumbles in college. You think he will fumble less in the pros?
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I prefer the Bears stick with Fields and continue to build around him. But, I hope Williams has an amazing combine so that teams are fighting over each other to move up to #1 and draft him. Send Poles an offer he literally can't refuse.
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Tons of people say "he regressed in 2023".

I haven't watched much, but looking at his stats, I see that his volume stats were down...primarily because he threw 20+% fewer passes.
If you prorate or convert to rates, the two years are very similar.

So, is the complaint about "regression" just a lazy, ignorant glance at TDs and yards? Or is there something legitimate to it?
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