There is no such thing as a small school QB who is “ahead of the learning curve”. There are certainly talents to be found in the FCS, and I dare say it’s an underutilized resource. But the jump from FCS to the NFL is FUCKING HUGE!!!! in terms of the talent level you’re playing with and against. Even most FBS players will tell you that. Oh, you played at Bama? Welcome to the NFL where you’re playing against the best of the best of the entire last decade of college football. Jimmy G had better get it together, because Trey ain’t ready, and he ain’t gonna be even close to ready for a while.