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A.J. McCarron will throw at Combine, so he isn’t overlooked

AJ McCarron AP

While the decision of quarterbacks to throw at the Scouting Combine can be overblown, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron has a reason beyond noble intentions.

McCarron said he’ll throw this weekend for scouts in Indianapolis primarily so he’ll get attention.

With Alabama’s pro day scheduled for the middle of March, coinciding with the beginning of free agency, McCarron said he wanted to be sure to get the attention of NFL evaluators.

He has some things to prove, as there are legitimate questions about his arm strength, and he skipped the Senior Bowl while rehabbing a shoulder injury. He’s admitted arm fatigue was a factor during last season, so he could help himself by showing the assembled NFL he’s well.

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13 Responses to “A.J. McCarron will throw at Combine, so he isn’t overlooked”
  1. thepftpoet says: Feb 21, 2014 2:20 PM

    A.J. McCarron = Christian Ponder 2.0

  2. iceicebaby32 says: Feb 21, 2014 2:24 PM

    He’s going to be throwing in gym shorts with no pass rush.

    This tells us nothing.

  3. chawk12thman says: Feb 21, 2014 2:30 PM

    That is a good thing……A prospective QB who is willing to throw in front of scouts, coaches, and GM’s……..

    What is the reason some don’t? It isn’t like everyone doesn’t know that you are passing to players you haven’t played with before and built a report with…..Your going to have to do that at the next level anyway.

    I don’t get the fellows who show up for some of the stuff and not the other stuff……

  4. theuglitruth says: Feb 21, 2014 2:37 PM

    Skipping the Sr. Bowl was a dumb move! He must have finally gotten the word that he’s not exactly a 1st round candidate at this point.

  5. beavertonsteve says: Feb 21, 2014 2:42 PM

    Who the heck told this kid he’d be going in the first round?

    Unless it was his girlfriend I’d fire whoever it was.

  6. raiderufan says: Feb 21, 2014 2:45 PM

    To be fair “you’re gonna have to do that at the next level anyway”….after 2-3 OTA’s and a full training camp.

  7. blackqbwhiterb says: Feb 21, 2014 2:54 PM

    All this kid ever did was win, win, win….. Yet he gets no love

  8. footballcrazyguy says: Feb 21, 2014 3:09 PM

    Your 15 minutes of fame are over, A.J. Only hope to stay in the spotlight is to marry Miss Webb. You were a good college QB on a loaded team and it’s time to find something else to do.

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 21, 2014 3:10 PM

    I ain’t gonna lie… I would buy an old, musty, rusted out, 1970’s customized van with a faded desert sunset painting on the side, park it behind the bait shop by the harbor, stock it with cheap beer and beaver jerky… and… regularly do A.J. McCarron’s mom.

  10. schmitty2 says: Feb 21, 2014 3:15 PM

    If his GF shows up at the combine he will be overlooked by everyone in attendence.

  11. tennesseetitan78 says: Feb 21, 2014 3:39 PM

    I wouldn’t mind seeing the Titans using their 4th rd pick on him

  12. pw1265 says: Feb 21, 2014 5:07 PM

    he is a joke….qb3 at best

  13. eloso1 says: Feb 21, 2014 6:54 PM

    What does AJ do poorly as a quarterback that makes people dismiss him so much? I get that was on a loaded team but he was very good and very efficient on a loaded team. Played in SEC which is better then the shytty B1G and the team I root for. I won’t pretend I can breakdown the position but I don’t get how people are so high on a guy like Ted Bridgewater that makes so many mistakes vs inferior completion and so low on a guy that has precise and very efficient against the best competition not to mention 3 BCS championship games. That’s not a fluke. Do people hate him or look down on him bc they are jealous of his success and he dates a super model? The guy is a winner period.

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