MOBILE, Ala. — It’s not easy being a quarterback at the Senior Bowl. The expectations are both high and very difficult to meet given the circumstances.
The quarterbacks are asked to have great timing on their throws as well as be synced up with receivers they’ve never worked with before. They are counted on to be extremely accurate and that’s tough to do, given they don’t know the cuts, breaks and acceleration of their receivers.
All that being said, there is definitely room for improvement.
Washington’s Jake Locker has bounced too many passes. The delivery of Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick needs work. Florida State’s Christian Ponder has to improve his technique. For Alabama’s Greg McElroy, he must demonstrate he brings more than just smarts to the position. TCU’s Andy Dalton and Iowa’s Ricky Stanzi have done some good things at times, but they too still have plenty to work on.
The next few months could be very important for the future of each of these signal-callers.