Jordan Yates

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  1. JacketForLife

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    He’s 5’11 according to a few sites.
    I’m not saying it can’t be done. All I’m saying is the staff isn’t aiming for that in future QB recruits.
     
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    Well damn, if Georgia Tech is looking for a 6-foot four pocket passer then maybe we should have hired The Whiz!
     
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    JacketForLife No more small ball, thanks

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    It’s been that way for at least 10 years.
     
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    Lots of autism spectrum in this thread...

    1) This bump is their latest revision reflecting late season and playoff performance. He played his way to this bump, it's not anything related to coaching change on our end.
    2) It's fine to target tall QBs going forward. They're typically more successful. How is that idea even remotely controversial? Just because there are exceptions doesn't mean we should base strategy off of that fact.
     
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    You sound like my wife! I was in a meeting yesterday and she reminded me, “Don’t let the Aspergers kick in.”
     
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    Perhaps, but not much more than that with occasional exceptions (most always coaches' kids or former pro QB's kids). It is a lot more prominant now. There are a lot more HS kids being heavily groomed and invested in.
     
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    I think people are just being realistic, because tall spectacular QBs are extremely rare. With our new staff we are going to shoot for 'em. Crossing our fingers. Odds however are more toward us having 6 ft qbs.
     
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    There's a 5'9" heisman trophy winner and future first round pick that demonstrates QB requirements are evolving. While under 6' will always be at a disadvantage compared to the 6'6 Trevor Lawrence specimens, they can still have a great college career and are no longer below a glass floor barrier into the NFL. Joe Ham had no chance in the league 20 years ago. Joe Ham in 2019 would at least be given a decent look.
     
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    Let’s see if he performs or not before we go touting sub 6’ QBs in the NFL
     
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    The point is there have already been point revisions since the playoffs and he didn't get the bump until now, when our new coaching staff has been announced. So why now and not then?
     
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    Russell Wilson has changed the narrative
     
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    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    So do people seriously think that there are enough Tech fans to move the needle on recruiting site revenue? If it’s that important to you why not post a question on the recruiting board you are interested in?
     
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    They do groups of recruits in each revision. He wasn't included in the previous revisions. Can you provide any evidence that he was reevaluated between the playoffs and this revision?
     
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    Well? Did you?
     
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    I have no issue whatsoever with tall QBs, and I agree that height is an advantage. But so is mobility. I'd rather have a 5'10 QB that can run than a 6'5 QB that is a statue, if their arm strength and accuracy is the same. Look at our starting QBs since Joe Ham:

    Marshall - 5'10
    Thomas - 5'10
    Lee - 6'1
    Washington - 6'0
    Nesbitt - 6'1
    Bennett - 6'3
    Ball - 5'11
    Suggs - 6'4
    Godsey - 6'2
    Hamilton - 5'10

    Arguably the 2 best QB's we've had in the modern era were both 5'10. We only had 2 QB's taller than 6'2, and they were the worst QB's we've had in at least 25 years. I just don't understand the fascination with a big QB, especially with our current personnel and our OC's expressed desire to run "multiple" systems. A QB that can't run dramatically reduces what you can do on offense in this day and age. I know tall =/= slow, but there's definitely a correlation.
     
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    Yeah I agree. I'm actually not sold on him but I'm intrigued to see if a 5'9, slightly-built, QB can play in the NFL. Russell Wilson is not a good comparison because he is thickly built and has abnormally large hands for his size. Plus, RW was a 4-year starter with a lot of tape to verify he could play at a sustained level.
     
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    Actually I doubt either Hamilton or Thomas was 5'10". We say height is an advantage, but the shorter, more athletic guys also have an advantage. They can run, and they don't have to be in an option oriented offense for this to matter (e.g., Russell Wilson).
     
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    Remember who GT frosh QB was by any chance?