In the weeks leading up to last year’s NFL draft, one of the most-discussed subjects in the football world was Jon Gruden’s QB Camp feature on ESPN, in which Gruden sat down with the top quarterback prospects and went over everything from whether they were good enough at recognizing coverages to whether they needed to change their accents.
Now Gruden’s QB Camp is coming back.
ESPN announced that Gruden will conduct film sessions with Ryan Mallett of Arkansas, Jake Locker of Washington, Andy Dalton of TCU, Cam Newton of Auburn and Blaine Gabbert of Missouri as part of an hour-long special that will air Thursday, April 21.
Last year we noted that Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen didn’t come across as much of a leader when talking to Gruden, and NFL Network’s Mike Mayock later said he thought that interview may have soured some teams on Clausen. This year we’ll be tuning in with particular interest in how Newton and Mallett come across — and some of the folks in NFL front offices may be tuning in with the same interest.