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    Jason Campbell, an original draft scouting report.

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    Analysis: Positives... Has a very strong throwing arm and quick feet to avoid pressure, but is better suited throwing out of the pocket. ... Does a nice job of carrying out fakes and has a quick, high release with the strength to get the ball downfield. ... Is developing good toughness in the pocket and no longer looks for a rush lane or to hold on to the ball too long when his primary targets are covered. ... In 2004, Campbell had very good success with the deep outs, fades and posts. ... Shows better timing and the ability to give his receivers a chance to compete for the ball than he did in the past. ... Does a good job maneuvering when forced out of the pocket, but is better standing in the pocket than on the roll out, as he is more effective when he has a chance to time his throws. ... His natural athletic skills are what makes him an intriguing prospect, but understand that this is a player that has had to digest four different offensive systems during his four years in college. ... Made excellent progress in most areas of his game over the last year. ... Used to lock on to his main target too much, but coach Al Borges showed him that with patience, he does a much better job of scanning the field or taking hits stepping up in the pocket.

    Negatives... Still, for a player of his size, he shows good mobility. ... When he rolls out of the pocket, he will sometimes hold the ball low and exposed, resulting in costly fumbles. ... Still needs to show better judgement, but has the power behind his throws to thread the ball in a crowd. ... His touch on his long ball has improved quite a bit, but he still needs to work on his underneath throws. ... Still has not fully grasped the mental aspect of calling his own game yet, and will need to have the plays called for him until he can prove that he can handle play-calling on his own. ... Does well in school (3.0 grade point average). His first Wonderlic test score (14) was lower than you like from a player at the quarterback position, but he then scored a much-improved 28 at the Combine in February. ... Needs to work on some fundamentals, especially his feet in his pass set, but he has the quickness to get back from center. ... Made more sound decisions in 2004 than he did in the past, but he still must improve in reading coverages.

    And another scouting report:

    Positives: Has prototype size and plenty of arm strength to zip it. Shows composure in the pocket and the strength to take a hit and stay on his feet. Is not easily rattled and shows the confidence to overcome mistakes and rally from behind. Feels pressure, can escape the rush, move outside the pocket and continue scanning the field to find second or third options. Has shown good poise and an internal clock to get rid of the ball. Can anticipate and hit receivers in stride and fit the ball into tight windows, as he must do with small receivers. Nice accuracy short, intermediate and deep. Can make plays when he has opportunities.

    Negatives: Is too deliberate reading the field, has a long release and needs to do a better job looking off receivers. Has a slow setup, does not show a lot of urgency in his play and tends to hold on to the ball. Waits for receivers to uncover instead of throwing to spots, as is desired in Al Saunders’ rhythm passing game. Can do a better job stepping into his throws, and decision-making must continue to improve.
    PFW Scouting report on Jason Campbell... - EXTREMESKINS.com


    Played 46 games for Auburn and won 31, finishing with the following QB numbers for his career:

    552 completions from 854 passes for a 64.6% completion percentage.
    Gained 7299 yards at an average per attempt of 8.5 yards.
    Threw for 45 touchdowns and 24 interceptions.

    Also ran for 9 touchdowns.

    552 - 854 - 64.6% - 7299 - 8.5 - 45 - 24

    Jason Campbell NFL & AFL Football Statistics | Pro-Football-Reference.com





    Campbell holds the Auburn career percentage completion record.
    And passing efficiency.

    Campbell also lead Auburn to a perfect 13-0 record in 2004, but he did have Ronnie Brown and Carnell Williams! In 2003 Auburn went 8-5, whilst in 2002 they managed a 9-4 season.

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    Jason Campbell is not Peyton Manning, and never will be.

    He will not be an elite top 5 QB in the league. And I know this is not what you are insinuating Bram.

    That being said, he is a HUGE upgrade over what we had. Cable let his feelings be known last year saying this team was a quality QB away from the playoffs.

    Well, Campbell is a quality QB. He has improved every year in the league despite a horrid O line, less than stellar offensive weapons and a coaching/coordinator carousel (any of that sound familiar?).

    If we can continue to have some type of continuity in the coaching staff and let Cable focus on the O-line, this can be a very good football team.

    Whether or not we make the playoffs - well I guess time will tell.

    Thanks for the scouting reports on Campbell Bram. The guy is no doubt a quality NFL QB, and we have not had that for some time now.

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    campbell is good

    jason is a good qb, he is not a top ten better qb but he is not in the worst ten, i rank him between 16-22 on the 32 starter in the nfl, a lot better than russell. he is not a manning or brees but he can be the difference between another 5-11 season and a 8-8 SEASON.

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    rich gannnon was a drifter til someone gave him everything he wanted and believed he was our guy... nobody questioned who the top 5 qb's of that time were when he pulled off mvp's, gannon was surgical..

    Campbell gets close to taking the team in the direction gannon did for his time here.. you're going to see alot happier raider fans for years to come..

    we dont need a qb that can throw the ball 90 yards while sitting in a lawn chair... we need a qb who has the defense so confused by dumping a pass off to every receiver we have that teams cant adjust.

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    Yes I am a glutton for punishment ... BUT
    I am feeling optimistic about the coming season.

    I am down right excited ... cautious about the last 6 years of getting REALLY pumped only to be BASHED in the skull with reality ... but still I anxiously await September.
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    I could care less about ay pre-draft scouting, and what were his assesments prior to him spending a day in the league. All that goes out the window.

    The guy has been in the NFL - playing pro QB - for 50+ games. That is what matters now. How he has progressed in the league. What are his deficits now, playing against his peers, and what he has done against other professionals during his career in the league. Not what he did in college. If the guy was a rook, a second year player who just got here and never hit the NFL field, maybe then you look back and see those reports and then try to dissect it. At this point; his resume and pro stat sheet, what teammates say about him, other coaches and what we've seen or not seen is far more relevant.

    If we would have acquired Drew Brees - would we look back at his college stats? Heck, or Jake Delhomme? Not making any comparisons and saying Jason is like any of those guys, just questioning why at this point, is any of his collegiate accolades, traits, strengths or weaknesses vital? The guy is a pro - lets look at that, which is far more important if you want to project, analyze or assess.

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    Yeah the guy isn't the second coming of Gannon. Especially if our O-line and WRs don't improve their play. But he's a huge step up from J-Russ in every department. Grads is a more vocal leader but Campbell is better in virtually every other area.

    There are a lot of ifs here but if we can fit Campbell into our system, if our WRs grow some hands, if our O-line improves with these rookies, then we have a chance of 8-8 or better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat444 View Post
    jason is a good qb, he is not a top ten better qb but he is not in the worst ten, i rank him between 16-22 on the 32 starter in the nfl, a lot better than russell. he is not a manning or brees but he can be the difference between another 5-11 season and a 8-8 SEASON.
    Agreed...

    If he was in there for most of the season in 2009, instead of Russell, you can make a viable argument that this team could have been a 6-7 win club. Remember, Jason has seen a varying hierarchy of coaches in Wash. almost every season. Dysfunction within that organization he has to lived with (Zorn, bringing in a new off. coord. out of retirement, a owner that can be maddening, who wanted to go with Cutler or Sanchez et), no stability, no security, a WR unit that was sub par at times, a rush game that was mediocre to poor many times, a OL that deteriorated over his career and so forth.

    Basically, a reflection almost of what happens in OAK. Yet, unlike Russell, over his start of his career, the guy has improved his numbers, improved his play and has worked hard to try to get to where he is at.

    It's not elite A+ or A (Brady, P.Manning, Brees) status for QB. And you could say that its not even second tier B (P.Rivers, B.Ben, E.Manning, et), but he is very serviceable and if given more structure (I know, the irony in that here in OAK, after departing Wash., he could be walking into a similar to worse environment), a chance to grow with new coaches (again, maybe not ideal, considering that OAK is not known to groom young players; but hopefully with Hue Jackson, that can change), and a new lease on life, maybe he can develop into a very competent, very reliable and capable winning QB in this league. Something we don't have anyway on this roster, and he's the closest to that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat444 View Post
    jason is a good qb, he is not a top ten better qb but he is not in the worst ten, i rank him between 16-22 on the 32 starter in the nfl, .
    Well, statistically he's top 15. Pretty impressive considering his starting LT was injured and he only had one decent reciever.

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    In No Order these are the QB's that are better right now . Some may say CUTLER [ I THINK HE STINKS ] and Sanchez needs to do more before I put him on the list .

    1.P MANNING
    2.E MANNING
    3.ROMO
    4.McNABB
    5.BRADY
    6.RIVERS
    7.FLACCO
    8.PALMER
    9.ROGERS
    10.FARVE [IF HE PLAYS]
    11.ROETHLISBERGER
    12 RYAN
    13.BREES

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bram Raider;3258151
    [url=http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CampJa00.htm
    Jason Campbell NFL & AFL Football Statistics | Pro-Football-Reference.com[/url]

    No offense Bram but this is the only relevant part since the guy has been in the NFL for 5 years.

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    The interesting thing about any Scouting report pre-draft is looking at how he now compares.
    Has the player improved on his weaknesses?
    Have his reported strengths been shown in the NFL?

    Al Davis doesn't ignore what players did in college. Indeed, numerous recent free agent pick-ups are probably based entirely upon what the player did in college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbnj View Post
    In No Order these are the QB's that are better right now . Some may say CUTLER [ I THINK HE STINKS ] and Sanchez needs to do more before I put him on the list .

    1.P MANNING
    2.E MANNING
    3.ROMO
    4.McNABB
    5.BRADY
    6.RIVERS
    7.FLACCO
    8.PALMER
    9.ROGERS
    10.FARVE [IF HE PLAYS]
    11.ROETHLISBERGER
    12 RYAN
    13.BREES
    Peyton Manning
    Drew Brees
    Aaron Rodgers
    Phillip Rivers
    Tom Brady
    Donavan McNabb
    Brett Farve
    Jason Cambell
    Carson Palmer
    Eli Manning

    You had the list wrong on so many levels.

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    I was on the can this morning, and cracked open SI's 2008 NFL preview. Flipping through it, Skins caught my attention. Their preview section was dedicated to Campbell and bits about what Zorn wanted to do. Strangely enough, it states Campbell did his best work in a west coast type offense. His senior year at Auburn team went 13-0. Also brings up Zorn wanting to break some of Campbell's habits, like getting away from the center too high and Campbell's pat of the ball before throwing it.

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    Did not think it would be this easy to grab, here's the 2008 SI preview link:

    Jim Zorn's offense is the seventh system in eight years - 09.01.08 - SI Vault

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