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The latest on quarterbacks’ Combine intentions

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The 2011 NFL draft includes eight quarterbacks widely regarded as potential first- and second-day prospects.

They are: Cam Newton (Auburn), Blaine Gabbert (Missouri), Colin Kaepernick (Nevada), Jake Locker (Washington), Ryan Mallett (Arkansas), Andy Dalton (TCU), Christian Ponder (Florida State), and Ricky Stanzi (Iowa).

We’ve been tracking down each quarterback’s plans for the Combine, and whether or not they will compete on the even playing field in Indianapolis. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far:

Expected to throw at Combine:

Newton, per himself.

Kaepernick, per PFT.

Locker, per himself.

Mallett, per SI.com.

Dalton, per FOX Sports’ Adam Caplan.

Stanzi, also per Caplan.

Not expected to throw at Combine:

Gabbert, per USA Today.

Ponder, per himself.

UPDATE (9:20 p.m.  Tuesday): Ponder has decided to throw in Indy, after all.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy will not throw at the Combine and may even miss his Pro Day due to two fractures in his right hand. The injury occurred during January’s Senior Bowl game.

Other QBs invited to Combine: Ryan Colburn (Fresno State), Pat Devlin (Delaware), Nate Enderle (Idaho), Jerrod Johnson (Texas A&M), Josh Portis (California, PA), Tyrod Taylor (Virginia Tech), Scott Tolzien (Wisconsin), Jeff Van Camp (Florida Atlantic), T.J. Yates (North Carolina).

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7 Responses to “The latest on quarterbacks’ Combine intentions”
  1. hobartbaker says: Feb 22, 2011 4:59 PM

    Gabbert and Ponder are the CAA guys this year. Hard to fault their track record in decision making. Sam Bradford, Matt Stafford, Josh Freeman, Matt Ryan, in the past three years.

  2. moseszd says: Feb 22, 2011 5:12 PM

    Ponder not throwing is a mistake. It’s one of those competition things…

  3. hobartbaker says: Feb 22, 2011 5:20 PM

    Cam will do all of the physical tests at the Combine, but opted out of the Wonderlic due to a severely swollen head.

  4. prmpft says: Feb 22, 2011 5:39 PM

    …that’s interesting – Greg McElroy didn’t throw against Auburn either – …

  5. prmpft says: Feb 22, 2011 5:43 PM

    yikes – actually he did – but it didn’t help – war eagle! i gave myself a thumbs down for the last one…

  6. hobartbaker says: Feb 22, 2011 7:32 PM

    Gabbert mentioned before the SB that he wouldn’t throw. That was never in the plan.

  7. descendency says: Feb 22, 2011 8:29 PM

    Gabbert isn’t throwing because he’s afraid scouts will find out he sucks.

    He’s a Todd McShay product, who admittedly was right about Jimmy Clausen last year.

    If Bradford had been the QB at Missouri, he would have put up 50 and 8 instead of the 16 and 8 Gabbert did

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