Listen to the ball come off Fields’ hand. And notice the consistent footwork and mechanics. Young man is just so fundamentally sound. Really reminds me of Luck in his ability to stay fundamentally sound in a chaotic pocket and just throw a 40-50 yard rope with seemingly minimal effort. We’ll just have to see if he has the hunger and drive to be the very best.
I believe we could have moved up to the 3rd pick with a similar deal if we executed it very early in the offseason. The 49ers & Colts are very similar in the fact we have good defenses and strong running games. Fields would have thrived on either team. Here’s a tweet from QB Collective (which is Shanahan’s QB Camp). It mentions consistency. It’s funny that when you look at Fields’ 3 years of college ball (even his freshman year where his coach tried to pigeon hole him as a wildcat QB) his numbers never vary more than 3-5%. 66-70% completions. About 9-10 yards per attempt. About a 4-1 TD to interception ratio. These numbers while not running a screen or swing pass heavy offense (which he can still do if asked). Tough downfield throws while standing in the pocket.
Here’s the tweet from when Shanahan and his staff had a chance to work with Fields while in high school. He took their coaching and implemented it and became the most consistent passing QB in this class. No major swings in his numbers due to softer schedule one year, or sitting for 3-4 years and inheriting the most talented offense in college football history. Imagine the next leap he’ll take with Shanahan coaching him every day for the next few years & not just a week or so... I still wish it was the Colts & Frank and not 49ers & Kyle.
Yeah Samuel doesn't seem to have thee profile of what the Colts want in cornerbacks.
Heck, Ballard even had to be talked into signing Kenny Moore because he lacks the desired size and that was off the waiver wire. Moore has long arms though.