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Gil Brandt Gaga Over Bradford's Pro Day Workout

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Hostile, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Driver of the Cowboys Bandwagon Zone Supporter

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    Bradford’s pro day workout leaves crowd in awe

    3/29/2010 12:34:25 PM

    Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports as a followup Sam Bradford’s workout Monday in front of representatives for all 32 NFL teams at Oklahoma’s pro day almost left me speechless. And that’s saying something.

    Bradford threw more than 100 passes during the workout and, in my estimation, didn’t have one that was uncatchable. He moved around well, including throwing on the run out of the pocket, and went through the entire route tree.

    It really was a treat to watch, and I think everyone here was in awe of Bradford’s performance. In fact, he put on the best quarterback workout by a draft prospect that I’ve seen since I watched a private workout Troy Aikman put on for us with the Cowboys in California.

    If Bradford is feeling the effects of his shoulder injury or is experiencing any weakness, there were no indications of that. He threw with velocity during the entire workout.

    I would imagine that two weeks from now, Bradford’s arm will be even stronger than what we saw. And it was very strong Monday.
  2. Hostile

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    Gil Brandt: Bradford’s workout ‘near flawless’

    3/29/2010 12:12:53 PM

    Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports Sam Bradford just finished his workout, and let me tell you, it was near flawless. I’m not saying he solidified his spot at the top of the draft, but he sure didn’t hurt himself. It was one of the best individual workouts I’ve seen in a long time. A real Picasso.

    Gil will be putting some numbers together and as soon as they become available, we will post them here.
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    If I was going to take a chance on QB this year Bradford would be the guy I would go with. I do have some doubts with all the QB's in this draft but Bradford in my view is the top of the class at QB.
  4. CATCH17

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    He'll be a bust.
  5. TheCount

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    lol, haven't seen so much excitement about a pro day since Jamarcus Russel.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Driver of the Cowboys Bandwagon Zone Supporter

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    Thar she blows!


    Sorry, involuntary reaction to that name.
  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'm no OU fan, but I'm surprised many of you guys see Bradford as a bust.

    Mark me down as one who thinks he'll have a very nice career. He's put on about 20 lbs of muscle and just looks more like a man than that scrawny underclassman at OU. He's very talented and I think is arm strength is plenty good...just not great.

    I guess we can check back in on this one in 2-3 years and agree to disagee for now.
  8. CATCH17

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    Have you ever seen the guy have success against a pass rush?

    He gets rattled easy and doesn't make quick reads when they aren't predetermined.


    I bet he looks great though in shirts and shorts because I will say he is accurate as anyone when not pressured.

    Arm strength? Average.
  9. Doomsday101

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    I agree. I still think he is a risky pick in the upper half of the 1st rd but I think out of all the QB's in this draft he would be the guy I would look to over the other QB's
  10. Gaede

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    I don't think he'll hold up well, in the NFL
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know they list Tebow at 6'3" 236 and Bradford at 6"4" 236
  12. DFWJC

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    Bradford looks much bigger than he was early this past season...which for his height, frame, and age makes sense.

    I take no offense with anyone who thinks he'll flop.
    I'll just say count me as one that says he will succeed. I'd say he's a cross between Matt Ryan and Sanchez....and maybe 1 or 2 others. l:D

    There are certain players that I don't have much of an opinion on one way or the other--I'm not sure how they'll turn out (ex. Taylor Mays huge upside but big question marks, Spikes could be good, could be huge flop). Bradford is not one of them, IMHO.
  13. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Just cause a guy's big doesn't mean he'll survive
  14. Doomsday101

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    I'm sure he bulked up during his rehab period know the next time he would have to show his skill would be at the combines.

    Like you I don't take any offense of some claiming he will be a bust he could be. Overall I'm not that impressed with this draft class at QB. Out of the QB's who are in this draft I would be more inclinded to think Bradford has the best chance of success.
  15. Doomsday101

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    True same could be said about any of the QB's but I do not see him as fragile, the hit he took that injured his shoulder could have happened to any QB out there.
  16. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    I think I've read that same press release about 4 or 5 different QB pro days.
  17. MarionBarberThe4th

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    We knew the guy could throw, thats not the question. Its if he has NFL footwork or vision.

    I like him ok, not as much as I like Stafford though.
  18. DFWJC

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    It'd be interesting to have poll threads for about a dozen different players before the draft asking what type of career that player would have.
    Example: QBs...beginning their 2-3 seasons in
    1--Multiple Pro Bowls (Brady)
    2--Good NFL starter for many years. (Hassleback)
    3--Some years a starter, some years a backup(Grossman)
    4--Career backup (Sorgi)
    5--Out of the league within 4 years (Chad Hutchinson)
  19. MarionBarberThe4th

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    Being out of the league in 4 years would be insanely special. Even gems like Henson, Leaf, Bollinger, Jamarcus Russel etc. bounce around for a while
  20. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'll say.
    Even Leaf hung around for 4 or parts of 5. Guys that get picked early rarely get cut before 3 years.
    And then there are a ton of drafted QBs (most?) that are gone in 4 or less. We just forget about them or they never even make the roster....but the list is long.

    Generally, take almost any Texas Tech QB early in the Leach era...ooops. Seriously though, the vast majority of QBs do not even make it for more than a year or two. Just take all of the drafted SEC QBs since 1990 as an example...you'll be shocked how few made it for very long or at all.

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