The Georgia Pro Day is wrapping up and the word out of Athens is that Matt Stafford helped his cause to be the first pick of the 2009 draft with a strong showing.
I just got off the phone with a scout from a team selecting in the first half of the draft who indicated that Stafford was "pretty much on throughout the entire workout" and "handled the pressure well."
Stafford threw for approximately 10-15 minutes, completing a variety of throws. His arm strength was obvious to all those attending the workout, but Stafford impressed scouts most with his accuracy, touch and better mobility than he's often given credit for.
The scout still thought it was likely the Lions would be considering one of the two tackles (Baylor's Jason Smith or Virginia's Eugene Monroe) with the first pick, but thought that Stafford "helped himself today."
The workout was especially important because Stafford, like Matt Ryan last year and many high-ranking quarterbacks of the past, elected not to work out at the Combine. He has scheduled several private workouts with teams already, with the Lions among them.