Senior quarterback Brady Quinn, who opted last week to complete his positional workout at his on-campus pro day instead of at the NFL scouting combine, had the opportunity to erase some of the negative perceptions surrounding him since his unimpressive performance at the Sugar Bowl against LSU on Jan. 3.
In front of nearly all 32 teams (including head coaches Gary Kubiak and Romeo Crennel), 70-75 NFL personnel and two owners (Cleveland's Randy Lerner and Minnesota's Zygi Wilf), the four-year starter exhibited many of the same traits that initially earned him top-billing heading into this year's college football campaign. He was accurate with most of his throws, showing both desired arm strength and accuracy.
The workout, which was organized by his college head coach Charlie Weis, featured Quinn throwing the entire route tree and doing passes both from the pocket (3-5-7 step drops) and on the move. This is the one area where most evaluators feel he struggles at times.
Quinn threw a total of 65 passes during the workout with just five hitting the ground, one of which was a poorly thrown ball.
"[Sunday] was pretty good. It wasn't my best, but it was pretty good," Quinn said. "I think there's definitely still room for improvement."
When asked where he might get drafted, Quinn went on to say, "I don't know. It's way too open right now. I think with free agency going on right now, it's really hard to get a sense of what teams' needs are."
Quinn, deciding not to perform the 40-yard dash and other drills on Sunday, is expected to participate in them at the school's second pro day on March 22.
Senior wide receiver Rhema McKnight ran between 4.56 and 4.53 in the 40-yard dash.
Junior running back Darius Walker ran between a 4.56 and 4.57 40, which are similar times to what he recorded at the combine.
Senior cornerback Michael Richardson ran in the mid-to-high 4.4 range to go along with 36" vertical and 4.02 short shuttle.
- Romeo Crennel
- Gary Kubiak
- Randy Lerner
- NFL scouting combine