Warner: Luck, RGIII smart not to throw at combine

Editor’s note: NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner, a former NFL MVP and Super Bowl-winning quarterback, watched all the QBs work out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine and shares his thoughts.

INDIANAPOLIS — It would have been nice to see Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III throw Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. It would have been nice to see if they actually live up to the billing.

But when you’re at that level, where it’s a lock that you’ll go first and second overall in the draft, refusing to throw won’t affect them. You’ve got to understand that if Luck and Griffin come in and do what they’re supposed to do, then it’s not a big deal because it was expected. Whereas if they bomb for some reason, then we’ve got an issue, and you’re second-guessing yourself for throwing in an unfamiliar environment to receivers you’re not comfortable with.

It’s a no-win situation. Leave that for the QBs with something to prove.

Overall, the big impression for me from this group is that they are a bunch of strong arms. That much was clear to me. There are some big QBs in this class. One of the problems, though, was that a lot of guys tried to throw with their arm and hit their receiver perfectly instead of throwing with anticipation.

That’s hard to do when you’re working with new guys, but I have to give Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins credit for using touch to overcome this. I thought he did a good job and helped himself.

– Kurt Warner

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