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Yahoo Sports: Brantley and Gilbert are going to be just fine – as long as their defenses are great

No one stumbles randomly into the starting quarterback job at Florida or Texas, but even by the standards of hyped heirs apparent coming off the assembly line, the expectations for John Brantley and Garrett Gilbert in two of the most scrutinized positions in the country seemed unusually optimistic. Compared to their endlessly decorated predecessors, guys won (and won and won) largely by virtue of their savvy and mobility in spite of less than prototypical arm strength or mechanics according to the scouts, Brantley and Gilbert both ascended to the No. 1 role this year with big, NFL-ready frames supporting very ...

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