Matt Miller of BleacherReport.com quoted an anonymous NFL General Manager in regards to Pittsburgh’s 4th round pick Joshua Dobbs, and Buffalo 5th round pick Nathan Peterman.
“Trust the tape.” The anonymous GM said, “Neither of those guys was any good on Saturday. We're smarter than you guys give us credit for."
Tough words, but given that both players went later than expected after considerable hype leading up to the NFL Draft, probably accurate ones.
Dobbs certainly isn’t expected to be the heir apparent to Big Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh. He’ll likely serve as a depth option that will nip at the heels of Landry Jones, who’s expected to be the Steelers preferred alternative quarterback.
Dobbs has been criticized for relying on his feet instead of his arm, and having trouble maintaining his consistency.
But you never know, with the right motivation and working with the coaches in Pittsburgh, Dobbs could live up to his pre-draft hype. Only time will tell if you really should trust the tape.
Source: Jeff Hartman · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS