The long awaited Brock Osweiler showcase happened earlier today and the buzz is that Osweiler was pretty impressive. He was fairly accurate and hitting receivers in stride. Vontaze Burfict, the much maligned MLB, improved his forty yard dash time to as high as 4.85, which is still slower than many DL and TE so it’s not great.
Here is some news around the web about the proday
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic spoke to “a couple of scouts” at the Arizona State Pro Day Friday, and they pegged QB Brock Osweiler as a third-round prospect who could rise into round two.
According to Optimum Scouting’s Eric Galko, Osweiler finished the Pro Day 66-of-75 passing and has pre-draft visits scheduled with the Broncos, Dolphins, Chiefs, and Bills. Per Somers, Osweiler has worked to alter his delivery, moving his arm to a higher point. Somers’ “early guess” is that Osweiler has had a good enough offseason to jump into the second round.
One of the things that has worked against Osweiler in the eyes of some scouts is his delivery, which featured a low release point, especially for a player of his height. Osweiler addressed that issue during his workout.
“It’s more over-the-top now,” Osweiler said of his new motion. “I was kind of always dragging my elbow when I was playing here at ASU, and we really wanted to utilize my full 6-7 frame, or whatever it is, and make sure the arm and delivery is over-the-top.”
The next phase for Osweiler will include private workouts for several NFL franchises.
“I’m meeting with the Chiefs and the Broncos next week and I’m taking trips to Miami and Buffalo and a few other places,” he said.
pocket mobility drills, Osweiler moved very well, showing excellent footwork and coordination that drew praise from scouts.
- Osweiler showed off a refined throwing motion, which was much more over-the-top than before. His prior three-quarters/Philip Rivers-like motion had some people concerned, but he looked fluid and comfortable with the new mechanics. With his height and new delivery, knocking down balls at the line of scrimmage will be difficult.
- For the most part, Osweiler threw a nice and accurate ball on short routes. Only a few were mildly off target, but everything at that distance was completed. He consistently hit receivers in stride.
- On the intermediate routes, he still very good. His tendency from last season to occasionally uncork a ball that sails high showed up a handful of times, but nothing the receivers couldn’t catch. Most every pass was a nice, tight spiral.
- The deep throws posed some trouble. Osweiler throws a very pretty deep ball, but he overthrew Aaron Pflugrad several times on such passes. He’ll need to lock in that deep accuracy, but his arm strength was very good.