NORMAN, Okla. — Sam Bradford completed 39 passes this past season for the Oklahoma Sooners, but that was because of two shoulder injuries. He came out Monday at his pro day and threw the ball 63 times and only one of them touched the ground. And, trust me, it was because one of the receivers dropped the football.
What did I see today? Well, I knew I’d see deep touch and accuracy, which I saw. I knew I’d see short touch and accuracy, which I saw. What I wanted to see was the intermediate routes, the deep in-breaking routes, the deep out-breaking routes across the field. Did he have enough arm strength to be an NFL quarterback? The answer is a resounding yes.
Everything I saw about this kid tells me he’ll be the first pick of the St. Louis Rams.
Now, he’s got two private workouts set up — on April 15th with Washington and on the 19th with St. Louis. Those are two teams in the top five that need quarterbacks.
I’ll have a full report on Path to the Draft today starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network, including interviews with Browns president Mike Holmgren and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.