Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
Do you really believe that it will be that bad? I'll freely admit that I underestimated Bray. It wasn't as much as I was down on Bray as I was thought highly of Tajh Boyd--still do.
Be that as it may, Bray has shown me that if given time, he's got the arm strength to make all the throws on the next level.
As a pocket passer, I can't understand why Matt Barkley is rated significantly higher than Bray. Barkley = Jimmy Clausen with better receivers from what I've seen.
No question that Bray has better arm strength, size etc than Barkley but I've been disappointed in his gunslinger mentality and judgement. I think Bama's defense will force him into bad decisions. I think Bray still has the potential to be a nice NFL prospect but he definitely needs another yr in college. They won't tolerate much of this INT stuff at the next level.
As for coaching, I think they need to tell him that he doesn't have to go downfield all the time. Coach him to use checkdowns like RBs/TEs AND give him those targets. I've seen plays where they didn't have any checkdowns for him to consider. It's longball or nothing. But as a three star recruit coming out of California, Bray has been quite a find