May 1, 2006

NU still has one major question left at QB

Quarterback is the first position we'll grade out and there's no doubt having an experienced player like Zac Taylor leading the offense has put NU in a good position. Now the biggest question is who is Taylor's back-up?

If you were to grade out the individual performance there's no doubt that Taylor gets an A, but behind him sophomores Joe Ganz, Harrison Beck and Beau Davis would fall in the low C to D range based on their performance in spring football.

Taylor is the most valuable player on this football team and there's no doubt that the fate of the 2006 season relies on his shoulders. NU must provide protection for Taylor this season. Asking him to take over 40 sacks again just isn't realistic.

The biggest concern for this position right now and the biggest concern for this football team heading into fall camp is the gap between Taylor and the rest of the quarterbacks.

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