Putting Sam Bradford’s Pro Day Into Context

March 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

JaMarcus Russell, Jay Cutler, Alex Smith, Kyle Boller.

Those are just a sampling of the quarterbacks who have had the tag of “Best Pro Day I’ve ever seen” bestowed upon them in recent years.

Of course, none have lived up to their first round selection thus far into their careers. Cutler looking like the only one with the real ability to right the ship.

It shows just how easily the NFL personnel people can be fooled by the T-Shirt and Shorts Pro Day workouts of March and April.
Scouts like to make it seem like they are above being impressed by the "Wow he can throw 70 yards from his knees" showmanship but year after year we see quarterbacks overdrafted from an ability standpoint.

I blame the talent evaluators for being awed too easily. These top quarterback exhibitions are usually such spectacles that it adds an air of mystique to these players and can impact and cloud an evaluators view and perception of a player.
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