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Brandstater, Brown most impressive QBs

Posted on: February 22, 2009 12:43 pm

The NFL generally does not allow media in to view the workouts. For the third year in a row, however, they have allowed a select few media members in to view the quarterbacks and wide receivers workout. I was among those allowed in to view this mornings workout.

Among the impressions with the QBs:

Fresno State's Tom Brandstater was the most impressive thrower of the bunch. His passes were thrown accurately and with impressive velocity. Central Arkansas's Nathan Brown also helped himself. Enough zip for the out and and good touch over the top on the deep ball and post-corner. 

Brandstater and Brown helped themselves, but the scouts most wanted to see juniors Josh Freeman (Kansas State) and Nate Davis (Ball State) this morning. Freeman has good arm strength, but his accuracy was inconsistent. On many of his shorter and intermediate routes, he often was a bit high or wide with his throws. All in all, it was a solid performance, but not the jaw-dropping one some had projected. Davis was a little erratic early, but improved as the practice went on. He has the best deep ball (in terms of accuracy, velocity, trajectory, etc.) of any of the QBs here. He did not wear gloves.

Texas Tech's Graham Harrell struggled, at times.

USC's Mark Sanchez will throw later today. Georgia's Matt Stafford will run, but not throw.




Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2009 2:42 pm

Brandstater, Brown most impressive QBs

I've watched some Brandstater. Especially the bowl game against CSU and he was inconsistent. Alot of that may have been due to the fact that his top WR at Fresno State was a TE, Bear Pascoe, who looked a little slower than I expected. 

Coming into the year I thought he was a guy who could surprise, a long time starter in quality program who needed but his receivers didn't step up. 

Davis, coming from the MAC should have a case of nerves. But that best deep ball carries some weight - you can work out a lot of kinks in a short timing game but if you can't throw the deep ball you just can't throw it. Given that analysis of his deep ball and his ability to improvise - I'll take Davis any day.  

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