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Stafford "helped himself today."

Posted on: March 19, 2009 3:28 pm


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.




Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: March 19, 2009 3:57 pm

Stafford "helped himself today."

Rob, I believe I asked you an hour ago to tell me that Stafford showed horribly as Moreno did.  The Lions seemed finally locked into going for the safe and smart pick in Jason Smith of Baylor as I like him a tad more than Monroe. I would take either over Stafford. He can't succeed with this team for years.  Its not Matt Ryan and the Falcons, they were respectable with our last quarterback the Detroit fans ruined in Joey Harrington playing for them.  That is a huge beef with my selection of Stafford.  I know that we need a QB badly but few could avoid the high standards Lions fans would assume of him and he would be on his backside being booed every play like Joey.  He will be mentally broken.  I still think that they dont touch him for signability as well and he lands with the 49ers at #10 as I cannot predict a team trading up but if I am the Jets or Bucs.  I would try to do something if it didnt completely ruin them in other areas.



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