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Mayock calls Georgia Pro Day “weirdest I’ve ever attended”

A.J. Green Pic AP

Georgia football held its Pro Day in Athens early Tuesday, and by all accounts the atmosphere had an odd feeling for a program that could have as many as ten players drafted this April.

“I’ve been doing this for a lot of years,” said NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. “And this was the weirdest Pro Day I’ve ever attended.”

First, all head coaches were in New Orleans for the NFL owners meetings.

Second, personnel types who did make the trip couldn’t even watch top prospect A.J. Green in pass-catching drills.

Georgia has no outgoing, draft-eligible quarterbacks, so they had to call in Justin Roper from Montana.  Because Roper did not play at Georgia and does not live within 40 miles of campus, Pro Day rules required the university to send all NFL officials indoors for Green’s individual drill workout, where they could watch on a monitor.

According to Russ Lande of Sporting News, many NFL people simply exited the premises.

On a positive note, linebacker/defensive end Justin Houston ran his forty-yard dash in the high 4.5s — an incredible time for a 6-foot-3, 267-pound pass rusher.

Green stood on his Combine measurables. Former Georgia defensive end David Pollack covered the Pro Day for ESPN3.com, and believes Green “definitely solidified his spot” as the draft’s top receiver (ahead of Julio Jones) in position drills.

The position drills no one watched.

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22 Responses to “Mayock calls Georgia Pro Day “weirdest I’ve ever attended””
  1. skoobyfl says: Mar 22, 2011 10:23 PM

    Well, I can sleep tonight.

  2. Ryan says: Mar 22, 2011 10:34 PM

    Roper is not a pro. He played for Montana in 2010 and is eligible for the 2011 NFL draft… so this report makes no sense

  3. Deb says: Mar 22, 2011 10:47 PM

    We’ve crossed into some bizarro world … and no sane person can blame this asinine nonsense on the players.

  4. burntorangehorn says: Mar 22, 2011 10:58 PM

    What, Joe Cox wasn’t available?

  5. nick3071 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:02 PM

    Your reading comprehension is what makes no sense.

  6. hobartbaker says: Mar 22, 2011 11:12 PM

    Roper is another George Witless Jr. project. Maybe the NFL personel simply left the building to get away from The Guru.

  7. whatswiththehate says: Mar 22, 2011 11:14 PM

    Wait a minute…how come ESPN3 covered Geogia’s pro-day but Blaine’s Pro-Day was a black-out except for his agent’s elite media friends. Go figure ESPN…You’re definitely not propping Blaine up…Nope not one bit.

  8. majbobby says: Mar 22, 2011 11:15 PM

    Ryan

    They called in Roper because he is draft eligible. Georgia did not have one. Made sense to me.

  9. JayRock123 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:24 PM

    They should’ve used Matt Stafford…Oh wait

  10. JayRock123 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:25 PM

    Check that, they were going to use Matt Stafford but he was injured on the way there…

  11. freedomispopular says: Mar 22, 2011 11:29 PM

    Why doesn’t it make sense? GEORGIA has no outgoing, draft-eligible quarterbacks, so they had to call in someone who is….time for bed, Ryan…or time to sober up. One or the other.

  12. freedomispopular says: Mar 22, 2011 11:31 PM

    On a sidenote, can we please stop quoting Twitter posts as if they’re actually real journalism?

  13. orbearider66 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:52 PM

    Anyone else find the irony in the sentence about “pass catching drills” appears immediately under the picture of Green dropping a pass?

  14. zackd2 says: Mar 23, 2011 12:09 AM

    “except for his agent’s elite media friends”

    Calm down Palin

  15. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 23, 2011 12:34 AM

    On a positive note, linebacker/defensive end Justin Houston ran his forty-yard dash in the high 4.5s — an incredible time for a 6-foot-3, 267-pound pass rusher.

    Alright Garry.. This guys last name is Houston. He seems like a dominate outside rusher and thats exactly what we need. MAKE IT HAPPEN CAP’N

  16. wvuandsteelers says: Mar 23, 2011 8:23 AM

    Here I thought he was going to talk about banjo music and someone telling Mayock to “squeal like a pig”

    For you younger guys out there, watch Deliverance and my post will make much more sense.

  17. realitypolice says: Mar 23, 2011 8:44 AM

    What is with all of these crazy Pro-Day rules? Who the hell cares where they live or went to college? The kid is draft eligible, he has obviously dropped out of school if he is in Georgia instead of um…..MONTANA.

    Everyone knows that all of these kids skip the spring semester to prepare for the draft, and most drop out completely. Why do we continue the charade that these players are still tied to their schools?

    Who sits around and cooks up all of these crazy restrictions?

    So you can watch them but you have to go inside and watch on a monitor?

    Absolutely ridiculous. And the fools who sat around a table and came up with it actually get paid to do it.

  18. realitypolice says: Mar 23, 2011 9:00 AM

    freedomispopular says:
    Mar 22, 2011 11:31 PM
    On a sidenote, can we please stop quoting Twitter posts as if they’re actually real journalism?
    =========================

    While I agree with the sentiment of this post, I have to say that the whole idea that a professional journalist shouldn’t be held accountable for something they tweet kinda bothers me.

    If you’re job is to report news accurately and truthfully, doesn’t that responsibility carry over to everything you report everywhere you report it?

    I mean it’s not like only your closest friends see your tweets. Twitter isn’t email or instant messaging. It’s you posting information to the entire internet. Millions see these posts, either directly or indirectly.

    So while I agree that it is dangerous to treat tweets as news, shouldn’t we be holding journalists to the same standards of accuracy in their tweets as we do in their articles and blogs?

  19. dryzzt23 says: Mar 23, 2011 9:00 AM

    What, Georgia Tech and other small college programs are in the area, why not call one of those schools for one of their QBs?

  20. rockymtnphinfan says: Mar 23, 2011 9:46 AM

    @wvuandsteelers
    Thats like the kettle calling the pot black
    Wasn’t deliverance filmed in WEST VIRGINIA mountain country? weeee weeeeeee
    da da ding ding ding ding ding ding

  21. lucky5927 says: Mar 23, 2011 9:54 AM

    David Pollack? Wow, they will give anyone a job. Very good college player. Never panned out in the NFL due to injury and being out of position.

  22. huricaneditka says: Mar 23, 2011 11:22 AM

    I’ll give your credit PFT, you try very, very hard to make things interesting

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