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Jimmy Clausen enjoys solid Pro Day

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for J. Clausen.jpgSince we weren’t at Jimmy Clausen’s Pro Day, we’ll defer to NFL Network’s Mike Mayock opinion on the proceedings.

“I saw everything I needed to see,” Mayock said.  “He had a strong arm.  Good accuracy.  I saw what I expected to see.”

Mayock mentioned that Clausen’s mechanics were improved from his junior season, especially with his feet.  Clausen said his healed toe has helped him with his weight transfer.

NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi thought Clausen had a much better workout than Brady Quinn did back in the day. SI’s Tony Pauline was also in attendance, and was
less impressed
.

Few people seem to doubt Clausen’s physical skills. Mayock also said he’s getting “more comfortable” with Clausen as a person. He believes Clausen loves football, but didn’t seem as sure whether Clausen is “a leader of men.”

The most interesting opinion of the day from Mayock was about where Clausen will land in the draft.  He sees Clausen as a “top ten talent” that won’t get past San Francisco at pick No. 17.

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39 Responses to “Jimmy Clausen enjoys solid Pro Day”
  1. brownsfn says: Apr 9, 2010 2:57 PM

    welcome to Cleveland Jimmy…

  2. ZombieRevolution says: Apr 9, 2010 2:58 PM

    If this was Florio he would have made another remark about this being like throwing to your kid brother in backyard. Exactly, execpt there are quite a few nfl people watching and if you have an off day it might cost you a draft position and some cash. But beyond that eveything is the same.

  3. robert ethan says: Apr 9, 2010 3:01 PM

    Deferring to Mike Mayock’s opinion is never a bad thing to do. Clausen will be very good and it won’t take him long to get there.

  4. Snakehandler says: Apr 9, 2010 3:05 PM

    They hope he’s the next Joe Montana. Not!!!

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  6. irish4life says: Apr 9, 2010 3:09 PM

    Why do people Hate on Clausen. Dude is a money QB and people like Todd McHater will be eating there words when he is a elite QB in the NFL.

  7. marktg30 says: Apr 9, 2010 3:10 PM

    Brady Quinn had a great pro day too… Clausen is garbage.

  8. Larry David says: Apr 9, 2010 3:17 PM

    How about that sit down interview he did with Mcshay. That must have been just a little akward and uncomftorable.

  9. ItalianStallion says: Apr 9, 2010 3:20 PM

    Hmm, good arm + athletic ability but cocky and a poor leader?
    Sounds like Jay Cutler v2.0

  10. nagurski_T_form says: Apr 9, 2010 3:24 PM

    I was a Claussen hater until recently, but now there is no doubt in my mind.
    Claussen is as good a pro prospect as there has been since 04. This includes Ryan, Sanchez, Flacco, Stanford. Heck, I’d throw Eli Manning and Roethlisberger in the mix, too. Claussen will be as good as any of those guys.
    Any team that passes on Claussen will regret it.

  11. Revacard says: Apr 9, 2010 3:27 PM

    I kind of enjoyed the McShay interview with him, today. It was pretty awkward to watch. They probably hate each other.

  12. War_Paint says: Apr 9, 2010 3:28 PM

    It’ll be interesting to see how Clausen’s career pans out. Mayock knows his stuff even if he is the most annoying SOB this side of Mel Kiper Jr.

  13. crabman82 says: Apr 9, 2010 3:46 PM

    i like mayock, but he is out to lunch on this one, the 49ers wll not be taking clausen, right or wrong decision they are going with the qb’s they already have on their roster, if they were going to do a qb move they would have went for mcnabb, they have 3 of the top 49 picks and had the ammo to do that trade, they jumped the gun in getting carr before mcnabb’s price dropped and they are sticking with what they have.

  14. SterilizeTHenry says: Apr 9, 2010 3:47 PM

    marktg30 says:
    April 9, 2010 3:10 PM
    Brady Quinn had a great pro day too… Clausen is garbage.
    ——————————————
    Now that’s an expert analysis if I’ve ever read one.
    Clausen is going to be awesome. Big arm, good accuracy, played under center in a pro-style offense, improved substantially each year as a college starter, insanely good stats his final year of college while playing with a bum toe, and his teammates all say he is a great leader (unanimously voted team captain).
    Anyone who hates on him doesn’t know how to evaluate a QB (McShay) and are solely speaking out of their hatred of ND.

  15. bengals4real says: Apr 9, 2010 3:49 PM

    colt mccoy will be the better qb 2 yrs.from now.

  16. Jack Acid says: Apr 9, 2010 4:23 PM

    Too bad completing almost all of one’s passes for a Pro Day drill means absolutely zero. That’s why it cracks me up when the media makes a big deal about it, same with Bradford.
    Let’s see these kids taking snaps with 4-8 250+ lbs. gladiators gunning for them. Then we’ll know who is smart, accurate or more to the point, any good.

  17. Jack Acid says: Apr 9, 2010 4:25 PM

    Zero chance the Niners are taking a QB in the 1st round, possibly not even in any round.
    They have 3 QBs and will go that way next year assuming Smith fails.

  18. usher says: Apr 9, 2010 4:33 PM

    please draft him Buffalo

  19. Brohamma says: Apr 9, 2010 4:37 PM

    Clausen will have a better career in the NFL than Bradford. I’ll give you two quick reasons why.
    1) Throwing shoulder injury problems. No matter how you cut it Bradford is going to take some much bigger hits in the NFL. The last two big ones he’s took it has cost him playing time. That’s bad news and NFL teams will start to get cold feet regarding it as the 22nd of April approaches. Clausen has a perceived attitude problem.. personally I think it’s good for a QB to have a bit of a chip on their shoulder. They need to be able to send the message to their team that they aren’t out of it, much like many of the great QB’s have done. I’d rather draft the chip-on-the-shoulder than the injury-prone-THROWING-shoulder.
    2) Bradford has EXTREMELY limited experience in having to read defenses. With the spread he just looked at the mismatches on his WR’s and went with it. In the NFL he is going to have a real hard time adapting. Clausen on the other hand played in a pro-style offense and had to consistantly make defensive reads.
    As for the Rams, if I were them I would take Clausen. Another option would be to take Suh 1st and then nab McCoy at the top of the second round. This could be risky though as others in the top of the second, and QB needy, might try to deal with New Orleans to get him at the end of the first.
    Regardless, I still have Bradford to the Rams and Clausen to the Seapigeons.

  20. Brohamma says: Apr 9, 2010 4:39 PM

    bengals4real says:
    April 9, 2010 3:49 PM
    colt mccoy will be the better qb 2 yrs.from now.
    ———————————————–
    LOL! Is that you Dilfer? (btw, he will be better than Bradford but not Clausen).

  21. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 9, 2010 4:57 PM

    I wouldn’t be TOO upset if the Browns picked him, but I just think there are QBs later in the draft that would be just as good or close enough. We need Berry or an impact LB/DE with the 7 pick.

  22. Detective McGarnacle says: Apr 9, 2010 5:08 PM

    to top the entrance he had to Notre Dame (stretch hummer limmo, huge press conferance), Jimmy Clausen will arrive to the NFL draft via space shuttle.

  23. Tre-nitty says: Apr 9, 2010 5:19 PM

    I think clausen will be decent but not great. I see him making maybe 2-3 pro bowls in his career. I’m not even a clausen supporter but I think he’ll be good but as a rams fan I’ve been sold on Bradford and will remain that way.

  24. RUGGERLAD says: Apr 9, 2010 5:25 PM

    Who cares about an overrated QB, what about Brandon Graham’s pro day?

  25. jimicos says: Apr 9, 2010 5:26 PM

    Detective McGarnacle says:
    April 9, 2010 5:08 PM
    to top the entrance he had to Notre Dame (stretch hummer limmo, huge press conferance), Jimmy Clausen will arrive to the NFL draft via space shuttle.
    ———————-
    Joeyjoejoeshabadooooo says:
    April 5, 2010 2:27 PM
    to top his arrival to Notre dame (stretch hummer limo, huge press conference), Clausen will arrive to the draft via space ship.
    ———————–
    Either you’re incredibly dumb or completely unoriginal. Either way you’ve got two horrible user names.

  26. Leto_II says: Apr 9, 2010 5:28 PM

    Anyone can be a warm up king. Let’s see if he can do that behind a shoddy line and with 300 lbs. guys wanting to kill him.

  27. Spyda says: Apr 9, 2010 5:33 PM

    Claussen is garbage!!!
    By watching him play, he seems so coached up that he seems to have already peaked. He has absolutely no upside whatsoever!!!

  28. ItalianStallion says: Apr 9, 2010 5:33 PM

    So basically he’s Jay Cutler v2.0

  29. SterilizeTHenry says: Apr 9, 2010 5:44 PM

    Cleveland should take him, but they won’t because they are still shell-shocked from the Brady Quinn bust (even though Quinn and Clausen have nothing in common except the college they went to).
    Oakland should take him, but Al Davis probably still thinks Jamarcus Russell is a “great player”.
    Buffalo should take him, but I have a feeling Chan Gailey and the Buffalo front office are big pansies and won’t want to put their neck out on the line with a QB on their first pick.
    Seattle should take him, but they unfortunately seem content with Charlie Whitehurst as their QB of the future.
    SF should take him, but Singletary seems like the type of coach who would frown upon using a 1st rounder on a QB. And they still like Alex Smith. Smith might be good enough to win a division championship in the weak NFC West, but he will never be good enough to take a team to a SB (Go ahead everyone, enter your Trent Dilfer as the Ravens QB rebuttal here).
    Clausen might be in for an Aaron Rodgers type fall. Ironic, considering most teams are kicking themselves for passing on Rodgers all those years ago. More teams will be kicking themselves in 3 years if they pass on Clausen.

  30. stewy299 says: Apr 9, 2010 5:57 PM

    Leto_II says:
    April 9, 2010 5:28 PM
    Anyone can be a warm up king. Let’s see if he can do that behind a shoddy line and with 300 lbs. guys wanting to kill him.
    seems to me like you never watched a ND game…the line sucked horribly all three years he was there and he was strong enough to stick in there even when he was banged up a bit unlike Sam “there goes my shoulder again” Bradford…you all keep doubting Jimmy and enjoy eating crow down the road

  31. SterilizeTHenry says: Apr 9, 2010 6:13 PM

    Spyda says:
    April 9, 2010 5:33 PM
    Claussen is garbage!!!
    By watching him play, he seems so coached up that he seems to have already peaked. He has absolutely no upside whatsoever!!!
    ——————————————
    So the more coached-up you are in college, the less upside you have in the pros?
    Another moron making up a reason to hate on this kid, just like McShay does.

  32. hawk22314 says: Apr 9, 2010 6:21 PM

    The biggest point in favor of Clausen is McShay’s unreasonable and baseless hatred.

  33. NOwillrepeat says: Apr 9, 2010 7:08 PM

    Clausen will be good. Has the best mechanics and accuracy in the draft. Comes from a football family and pro system in college.
    I actually see this as a good QB class. Bradford, McCoy, and jimmy each possess the necessary tools to succeed on the next level.
    Not sold on Tebow, however, he’s still a big ?

  34. Detective McGarnacle says: Apr 9, 2010 7:14 PM

    jimicos
    i forgot my password for the other one. you really, really need to lighten up.

  35. Detective McGarnacle says: Apr 9, 2010 7:29 PM

    jimicos
    you criticized my username? oh, im so very very hurt.
    and i post that comment on every single jimmy clausen post that florio has, on purpose. and now i will do it many more times to just piss you off.
    I like how you’ve kept track of my posts like some creepy stalker. pretty pathetic. i suppose you have a lot of practice. but, thanks for reading! i have a fan. look forward to hearing from you again.
    Love,
    McGarnagle (it will be this user for now on)

  36. Detective McGarnacle says: Apr 9, 2010 7:30 PM

    to top the entrance he had to Notre Dame (stretch hummer limmo, huge press conferance), Jimmy Clausen will arrive to the NFL draft via space shuttle.

  37. Detective McGarnacle says: Apr 9, 2010 7:31 PM

    to top the entrance he had to Notre Dame (stretch hummer limmo, huge press conferance), Jimmy Clausen will arrive to the NFL draft via space shuttle.

  38. Playoffs?! says: Apr 9, 2010 8:45 PM

    “Clausen will have a better career in the NFL than Bradford. I’ll give you two quick reasons why.
    1) Throwing shoulder injury problems. No matter how you cut it Bradford is going to take some much bigger hits in the NFL. The last two big ones he’s took it has cost him playing time. That’s bad news and NFL teams will start to get cold feet regarding it as the 22nd of April approaches. Clausen has a perceived attitude problem.. personally I think it’s good for a QB to have a bit of a chip on their shoulder. They need to be able to send the message to their team that they aren’t out of it, much like many of the great QB’s have done. I’d rather draft the chip-on-the-shoulder than the injury-prone-THROWING-shoulder.
    2) Bradford has EXTREMELY limited experience in having to read defenses. With the spread he just looked at the mismatches on his WR’s and went with it. In the NFL he is going to have a real hard time adapting. Clausen on the other hand played in a pro-style offense and had to consistantly make defensive reads.
    As for the Rams, if I were them I would take Clausen. Another option would be to take Suh 1st and then nab McCoy at the top of the second round. This could be risky though as others in the top of the second, and QB needy, might try to deal with New Orleans to get him at the end of the first.
    Regardless, I still have Bradford to the Rams and Clausen to the Seapigeons.”
    ———————————————
    Great post. Clausen already has a leg up on the rest of the QB’s in the draft. I have always thought that Bradford was overrated. The injured shoulder raises red flags all over. The system he was in doesn’t translate to success in the NFL. (Ask Jason White, Josh Huepel (trash), Nate Hybl(garbage) and other OU qb’s)

  39. dwatkins says: Apr 10, 2010 12:41 AM

    I still cant get over 28 Td’s to 4 int’s. That is pretty impressive!

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