NFL Combine 2011: 6 Things Scouts Will Be Looking for During QB Drills

February 23, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Scouting a quarterback is admittedly the hardest position to scout in football, and maybe in all of sports. When looking at a quarterback, there is so much that you cannot evaluate on film or even by interviewing coaches and friends. Thankfully the NFL Scouting Combine offers a window in to the full make-up of a player in workouts and interviews.
Quarterbacks must have an ability to lead and must be able to stay calm under pressure. This is the difference between Ryan Leaf and Peyton Manning. Manning came into the league mature, eager to study and with a natural ability to lead. Leaf came in as a lazy, immature and inconsistent personality. This was not something that could be seen on film, and too many ignored warning signs during pre-draft interviews.
While it may be impossible to scout personalities and character, we are able to look at what makes a great quarterback in terms of mechanics and ability. Here are some of the key points to look for when watching th...

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