My recent mock heavily influenced by Senior Bowl practices:
13 Justin Herbert, QB Oregon
34 Raekwon Davis , IDL Alabama
44 Jonathan Greenard , EDGE Florida
75 Denzel Mims, WR Baylor
112 Trey Adams , OT Washington
142 Jeremy Chinn , S Southern Illinois
173 Naquan Jones , IDL Michigan State
190 Binjimen Victor , WR Ohio State
204 Joey Magnifico , TE Memphis
Just a quick search about PM in 1998. Just saying PMs arm strength was questioned during the process, rightly or wrongly, by media pundits creating a "popular belief" that gets shot down.
All the panelists except Shanahan and Toledo, both of whom did extensive analyses of their own videos of Manning and Leaf before being interviewed, watched SI-provided game tapes. The group shot down the popular belief that Manning can't throw the deep ball. Indeed, the experts extolled Manning for making every throw with precision.
And the lack of rotation and a wobbly pass was thought to be a contributor to Manning's lack of production in outdoor games. Whether its true or not, is not the point, its what the media pundits would say.
here is from your article on Manning
And on Luck, does not have top level arm strength. Again, not top level arm strength is not the same as inadequate arm strength.
Lastly, thanks for posting the articles.