NFL personnel people generally say that Pro Day workouts don’t mean much. But they seem to mean a lot to the NFL draft evaluators in the media.
Foremost among those evaluators is Mike Mayock of NFL Network, who on the strength of Johnny Manziel’s strong Pro Day at Texas A&M and Teddy Bridgewater’s weak Pro Day at Louisville has re-arranged his quarterback rankings.
Mayock now has Manziel first, Central Florida’s Blake Bortles second and Bridgewater third. Before the Pro Days, Bridgewater was at the top of Mayock’s rankings.
Whether the Texans agree with Mayock’s assessment and plan to select Manziel with the first overall pick remains to be seen. If Manziel does go first overall, it will have more to do with his body of work on Saturdays in the fall than what he did at that much-hyped Pro Day.