Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Daily Discussion: Pachall's future

Will 2012 be La Manga's swan song in Fort Worth?
Since the NFL Draft moved its first round to prime time on Thursday night in 2010, Frog fans have eagerly awaited hearing the name of one of their own called out by Commissioner Roger Goodell. Two years ago it was Jerry Hughes going to the Colts at #31, and last year the Bengals eventually decided against trading back up into the first round and instead picked Andy Dalton with pick #35 on Friday evening.  This year, Tank Carder is generally considered the top draft prospect coming out of TCU, and he's not expected to be selected until the middle rounds

Could we be back to watching for a Frog to go in Round 1 next year?  There are a few talented seniors to be on this year's roster that would love to be in such a lucrative position...but what about Casey Pachall?  The NFL world has been very impressed by what Dalton was able to do as a rookie in Cincinnati, so how interested will they be in the guy who has already begun to break his records?

It's certainly a long time between now and the 2013 NFL Draft, but Scout.com has already compiled a list of the top prospects at each position that will have the option of declaring after this next season.  They have Pachall listed as the 9th best quarterback prospect, and project him as a second-round pick.  If he improves upon his first season as a starter against the tougher opposition of the Big 12, it's not beyond imagination that he could leap-frog a few of the guys ahead of him on that list and be faced with the choice to leave early for big first-round money.

There are a lot of variables that would go into such a decision- how Casey performs this fall, how scouts evaluate that performance, the state of the team going forward from 2012 into 2013, his relationship with the coaching staff, his personal financial situation and on and on.  No one could say for sure what will take place over the next year, but what are your thoughts on Pachall potentially leaving school early after his junior year?

7 comments:

Tanner said...

i'm against it

purplepeopleater said...

me dos

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Andy Dalton, a proven winner who has lived his entire life as a QB went in the 2nd round... Ryan Tannehill, a converted WR that QB'd one of the most underachieving aggy teams of all time, could go as high as third and will not last past 12th in the first round... so anything could genuinely happen.

Barkley, Jones and Wilson are probably a pretty solid top 3, but the rest could see some major shakeup. Bryn Renner? EJ Manuel? TYLER BRAY?? Girl, please.

Cowtown Food Junkie said...

Hope he stays, especially since 2013 will be our best team on paper. Can't blame anyone for taking first round money though.

jw said...

Pachall stays, his financial situation is fine, have you seen his arm?

65frog said...

Casey understands his team is destined to win the National Championship. It could be 2012 or it could be 2013. He won't avoid this destiny.

LOLfolding said...

1st round money is sick, no dobut, but it isn't Monopoly money like it uesd to be. I think he sticks around for his senior year.