Sam Bradford enjoys excellent pro day

Well, we watched our very first pro day on the internets Monday.

By all early accounts, Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford had a nice day. As we’d expect.

Bradford reportedly completed 49-of-50 passes.  He was only off target once, but tight end Jermaine Gresham still made the catch.  One pass wobbled, but Bradford’s long passes were on target and showed good arm strength.

Look, we know pro days are made to make players look good.  And we’ll wait for smarter minds to chime on on Bradford’s performance to see what they say.

You can’t learn much from an online feed, but it didn’t appear that anything that happened Monday would discourage the Rams from taking Bradford, if that’s how they are leaning. 

St. Louis will get another up-close look at Bradford’s throws three days before the draft.

UPDATE: Gil Brandt of NFL.com says it’s one of the best individual workouts he’s seen in a long time.

33 responses to “Sam Bradford enjoys excellent pro day

  1. Santiono Holmes story is slowly moving up the most commented chart.
    Will it overtake the Joey Porter DUI (Before that one is removed for being out of date?)
    My bet is yes.
    Your bet?

  2. These ‘pro days’ kill me. They are meaningless. If you don’t know by now if the guy can throw or not, you’re in the wrong biz, NFL personnel guys. The NFL Draft is a crapshoot. You do your due diligence and roll the dice.

  3. are these the same things like the combine when you have a bunch of football players running around in their track suits? with no pads, helmet, cleats, etc? yeah, that really defines football. it’s nothing more than a game of catch.

  4. He was only off target once, but tight end Jermaine Gresham still made the catch.
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    If he was off target once but the catch was made then wouldn’t he have been 50 for 50?

  5. Holmgren I know you were there with your pet mangina, Trade up he is our QB. This is one of those QB’s you will regret passing on.
    “Die Hard Browns Fan”

  6. The Rams better protect Bradford if they draft him. His shoulder won’t hold up very long if he is getting punished like Bulger was.
    Being from Seattle, it was painful to watch the Rams play here. They have just been terrible.

  7. I went 6 for 6 in wiffle ball yesterday.
    I will be putting on a pro day for any MLB scouts out there next Sunday in my backyeard.

  8. If he was off target once but the catch was made then wouldn’t he have been 50 for 50?
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    He could have thrown the incompletion on target but the WR just dropped it.

  9. bradford is a wicked QB, no surprise there. i realize as a current longhorn i’m supposed to loathe OU, but i like bradford a lot.
    meanwhile, someone’s going to get a nice sleeper QB in colt mccoy at the top/early middle of round 2.

  10. “These ‘pro days’ kill me. They are meaningless. If you don’t know by now if the guy can throw or not, you’re in the wrong biz, NFL personnel guys.”
    Depends if the scouts are allowed to get involved. Some college offenses are able to hide guys’ weaknesses. In a pro day, the scouts – if they’re allowed – can ask the guy to make tough throws like a deep out that he might not have tried much in college.
    Sure, after a few years of college you should have a pretty good idea about a guy, but when you’re investing $50 million in a guy, you learn anything you can.

  11. One pass wobbled, but Bradford’s long passes were on target and showed good arm strength
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    I hope you meant that his OTHER passes showed good arm strength because those long passes are NOT an indication of arm strength. Hell, Jason White had a great long ball but he had a noddle for an arm.

  12. For all you people who are calling pro days unimportant or saying teams should know if the guy can play or not, you couldn’t be more off-base. Teams needed to see how Bradford’s shoulder was doing, so the fact that he was able to complete that many passes without pain speaks volumes.

  13. ec4 says: March 29, 2010 1:08 PM
    there is more than 1 internet?
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    No sense of humor, Greg+g. I actually laughed a little when I read it.
    Still, I think I prefer to call it “the dubyas.”

  14. Considering Bradford’s shoulder was still in question as of this morning, I’d consider this a very meaningful Pro Day for him.

  15. 3 years ago everyone said that Jamarcus Russell had the best proday they had ever seen. This guy couldnt stay healthy for a full college season—good luck to the sucker that drafts him! Let’s see, a QB with shoulder and “stay healthy” issues—sure, stake your career on THAT.

  16. Dibens
    I couldn’t agree more. If we end up with Jimmy Claussen I’m not ordering the NFL Ticket this year. Or maybe ever again

  17. Chuckling when a Brown’s fan wants the Brown’s to trade up. And exactly what do you think they would have to give up to get that number 1 pick? We’ll stick where we are. We need a lot more than an unproven quarterback with a couple shoulder injuries in his resume.

  18. “3 years ago everyone said that Jamarcus Russell had the best proday they had ever seen. This guy couldnt stay healthy for a full college season—good luck to the sucker that drafts him! Let’s see, a QB with shoulder and “stay healthy” issues—sure, stake your career on THAT.”
    Okay, so apparently you do not pay much attention to college football…or at least for the last 3 years.
    Sam Bradford did not miss one game his Freshman year while headed to breaking the Freshman record for most TD passes. Yeah, he got knocked out of the game against Texas Tech with a concussion, but that was it.
    Not to mention he did not miss one game in 2008, the year he won the Heisman.
    I think it is proven that he is not injury prone. He had one freak injury where he landed wrong. He tried to come back too soon and it led to him being out for the rest of the season in 2009.
    He did not suffer two injuries last year, just did not give enough time to heal properly.
    Learn what you are speaking of before commenting.

  19. Tudefit:
    When did Bradford suffer two shoulder injuries?
    Even the doctors that examined him said it was the same injury and that he did not give enough time to heal.

  20. The Real Shuxion says:
    March 29, 2010 1:05 PM
    Santiono Holmes story is slowly moving up the most commented chart.
    Will it overtake the Joey Porter DUI (Before that one is removed for being out of date?)
    My bet is yes.
    Your bet?
    I hope it does and I also hope every Squealer Fan continues to piss and moan about it also.

  21. He will get crushed in the NFL.
    Period…End of story…
    I like the 6 for 6 in wiffle ball though.

  22. EDM says:
    This guy couldnt stay healthy for a full college season—good luck to the sucker that drafts him!
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    Are you nuts? He played TWO – count ’em – TWO injury free years (Funny how he managed to win a Heisman without playing a full season, right? Or that he threw for 88 TDs without playing a full season, right?). He probably should have gotten the surgery and moved on but he didn’t and he paid the price. Jesus, did you help Evan Silva with his evaluations of the NFL QBs?

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