Hot Button: Who Is The Best 2014 QB?

The Pony Stampede staff debates which 2014 commit is the best quarterback in the class

Beionny arguing for Darrell Colbert- Colbert has led one of the best high school football programs in the state in Houston Lamar. The 5-foot-10, 170 lb. passer is known for being a dual threat but there are a few things that separate him from traditional mobile quarterbacks. Colbert does a great job of keeping his eyes down field at all times. Many times quarterbacks who can use their legs want to immediately turn up field when they feel pressure but Colbert is very disciplined when it comes to finding receivers late in the play. Colbert has good pocket awareness as well using his quick feet and elusiveness to avoid danger.

When it comes to putting the ball in the air, Colbert possesses decent arm strength. Many of his wide receivers were good enough to get great separation down the field and Colbert had no problems airing it out. But the 3-star prospect does need to work on his timing and rhythm. He will also have to face the difficulties of being a shorter signal caller which is somewhat rare at the collegiate level and even more so in the pros. But Colbert is a smart football player and more and more often, quarterbacks having the ability to run are taking the spotlight. June Jones seemed to enjoy the fact that Garret Gilbert could use his legs so I think Colbert can be successful at SMU.

Billy arguing for Jordan Severt- Jordan Severt is in my books a taller, not as highly-touted Aaron Murray. His mechanics are solid and he comes from a solid program. While he is more of a true pocket passer than Colbert, he has the athleticism to escape the pocket and make throws on the run.

He'll need to develop his arm strength a little bit more and not let some of the deep balls hang as much, but in terms of a long-term solution at quarterback after Burcham graduates, Severt is the man. By that time, he'll have a solid understanding of the offense and with even more confidence, this kid is really going to fly.

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