2010 NFL Draft: Sam Bradford, Jimmy Clausen Absent from NFL Combine

February 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen's absence from the 2010 NFL Combine can’t come as a surprise too many draft followers and team executives.

Many top quarterback prospects have chosen not to perform in drills in recent years. The past three years, no top quarterback taken in the draft (Stafford in 2009, Ryan in 2008, and JaMarcus Russell in 2007) threw at the Combine. 

However, the past two combines, the quarterback taken second in the draft at his position has performed in all workouts at the Combine and both emerged as top flight prospects.

Joe Flacco in 2008 wowed scouts with his tremendous arm strength and surprising solid technique as a passer. He rose from a mid-round pick to a steal at the middle of round one.

Last year, Mark Sanchez performed surprisingly well in drills, and showed his completeness as a passer, his athletic ability, and his potential at the next level with his interviews. He won over the Jets at the Combine, and they traded u...

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