Came here to say this. On the few occasions Graham had time to throw, he made some spectacular passes. Sure he missed some too, but he also rarely tried to force a ball into coverage.
This. Joe Ham had better teammates, a more experienced coaching staff, and still put up crappier stats than JG. Am I confident that Graham will be a great player going forward? Of course not - he may not even start. But giving up on him after a season behind a horrific OL and receivers more used to blocking than catching is not a good barometer.
Our O-line wasn't P5 quality for sure, but it's really kinda hard to complete in the low 40's, percentage-wise, in a modern offense, even accounting for that. I just think that guys who were recruited for the type of offense we are running now are going to have a huge edge over him once we get them on campus and start working with them. Again, he'll have his shot. The way offenses are now, even a mediocre college QB is going to be threatening Tech QB records.
I’ve said this before but what James also needs to improve on is accuracy. Everything you mention is important but I didn’t see the ability to consistently put the ball where it needed to be. Maybe that was due to pressure and he could certainly prove me wrong but to me that is a huge concern.No doubt Grahm has potential. Big arm, will stand in there and take a shot. Can be special running the ball. Just needs consistency, continue to develop decisionmaking, etc. Will provide stiff competition in the QB room at minimum.