I already told you it's not the deep balls that were the most fascinating & with deep balls as long as you gige your WR a chance and don't over shoot by 5 -10 yards that is all you need , even if it's underthrown you still get pass interference. Think about this we are arguing about his 1st start.
I don't even think it matters which WRs you gave to Braxton or JT . They don't have the passing skillset and they are primarily runners in Urban Meyers system. Braxton never had a 300 yard passing game even against scrubs , JT has had a few and they have been against the BGs , Kent State & MSU .
People really underestimate CJs NFL talents and the ability to stand in the pocket and deliver the ball.
Yes Braxton had Micheal Thomas his Sophmore season & they RS Micheal Thomas his junior season . Micheal Thomas flourished with slant passes and curls .. even though I don't think JT is an incredible passer he could hit a decent slant pass which Thomas could take to the house . Braxton couldn't even do that consistently.
Jalin Marshall :- Cardale was the only one that really utilized Jalin Marshall , he was running sweeps and part of the option with JT . No way JT and Braxton throw down the middle of Bama & Oregons defense and they had more games on their Belt .
And Braxton did struggle in every facet of the passing game . He barely even knew what a checkdown was. Go back and read Hermans and Urbans comments on Braxton . They were desperately trying to improve his passing game with fail.
i love Braxton but he was sub 100 passer against any defense that stopped his running abilities and forced him to pass . WRs were never going to flourish with him.
CJ played 3 games and 10 games in total and still had the skillset to be a 4th round NFL draft pick . If Braxton & JT had that same skillset and ability no way they will be coming back as seniors & 5th year seniors with all those games under their belt.
We should be thankful everything worked out & appreciate that we thankfully had an NFL QB on the bench & his skillset fit perfectly with Zeke Elliott , Devin Smith , JM , MT & we weren't forced to run the read option into Bamas D-line.