2013 NFL Combine: Tennessee QB Bray's arm, release may up stock

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray could be a fast riser coming out of a thin class at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Bray could end up being picked higher than many expect after generating buzz with scouts and GMs, who love his size (6-foot-6) and believe he has by far the best arm and release in this draft.

Bray may not be as mobile as some, but there is certainly a market for big drop-back passers -- Tom Brady hasn't had a bad career, and a quarterback with a similar stature to Bray (Joe Flacco) just won the MVP award at the Super Bowl. Bray has had character issues in the past -- and his maturity is a question -- but there is a lot to like as well.

Teams will get to know him better as he makes visits, and Bray, who left school after his junior year, could end up being a fit for several teams (he has some attributes that quarterback-needy Cleveland would like, for instance). The more comfortable teams become with him the more likely he gets pushed up the board.

He made a good first impression Sunday in the shorts and shirt, and while he must continue honing his accuracy, his arm stood out at the combine.

CBS Sports Insider

Before joining CBS Sports, Jason La Canfora was the Washington Redskins beat writer for The Washington Post for six years and served as NFL Network's insider. The Baltimore native can be seen every Sunday... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
CBS Sports Store
NFL Training Camp Gear
Our Latest Stories