Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford will not work out at next week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis while he recovers from shoulder surgery that ended his 2009 season, a source close to the situation confirmed to NFL.com on Thursday.
Bradford will attend the combine for tests and interviews, but NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt reports the QB won’t work out for NFL scouts until March 25, more than two weeks after his Sooners teammates have their pro day.
Bradford isn’t the only QB prospect who will scale back his combine participation. Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen said Tuesday that he wouldn’t work out at the combine because he’s recovering from toe surgery, but, like Bradford, he will take part in tests and interviews.
Texas’ Colt McCoy said Monday that he will try to throw passes at the combine after rehabilitating a shoulder injury that knocked him out of last month’s BCS national championship game.
So, how will Bradford’s limited participation at the combine affect his draft status? Fran Charles, Jamie Dukes and Bucky Brooks debated that issue Thursday on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access. Check out the video above.