Seized Moment: A.J. McCarron (Alabama)
|40 yd dash||4.94|
|20 yd shuttle||4.34|
FRG Scouting had a 3rd round grade on McCarron entering the Scouting Combine, and there’s no denying that he performed at least on that level in Indianapolis. He displayed a professional’s approach to the drills and threw the ball better than many expected he would. While I still don’t think he climbed into the top two rounds, he looked every bit the part of a player that should be selected late-Day 2.
Disappointed: Blake Bortles (UCF)
|40 yd dash||4.93|
|20 yd shuttle||4.21|
Bortles failed to distance himself from the rest of the quarterbacks that participated in the throwing drills at the Combine, and he wasn’t throwing against the other 1st round passers (Bridgewater, Manziel.) Bortles currently has a late-2nd round grade from FRG, and his performance at the Combine failed to elevate his grade into round 1; we’d be stunned if he ends up being the first selection in May.
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