Combine 40-times/Shuttle Times: Quarterbacks

UPDATED: 2/27/06, 7:52 PM::Along with the receivers, the signal callers worked out today for NFL scouts. Here's a look at their 40-times and practice notes.

Full Name School Pos 40-1 40-2 20-sht2 20-sht1
Brett Basanez Northwestern QB 4.77 4.79    
Kellen Clemens Oregon QB INJ      
Brodie Croyle Alabama QB 4.87 5.01    
Jay Cutler Vanderbilt QB 4.88 4.83    
Bruce Eugene Grambling QB 5.16 5.09    
Bruce Gradkowski Toledo QB 4.60 4.61    
Darrell Hackney UAB QB 4.89 4.92    
Tarvaris Jackson Alabama State QB 4.69 4.65    
Omar Jacobs Bowling Green QB 4.88 4.93    
Matt Leinart USC QB DNR      
Travis Lulay Montana State QB 4.75 4.73    
Ingle Martin Furman QB 4.72 4.74    
Reggie McNeal Texas A&M QB 4.38 4.43 4.29 4.25
Erik Meyer Eastern Washington QB 4.72 4.69 4.16 4.12
Barrick Nealy Texas State QB 4.66 4.70 4.32 4.26
Drew Olson UCLA QB 5.15 5.15 4.47 4.42
Paul Pinegar Fresno State QB 5.21 5.27 4.55 4.49
Quinton Porter Boston College QB 4.75 4.74 4.11 4.10
Michael Robinson Penn State QB DNR   DNR  
D.J. Shockley Georgia QB 4.68 4.62 4.20 4.17
Kent Smith Central Michigan QB 4.66 4.63 4.50 4.47
Brad Smith Missouri QB 4.45 4.52 4.34 4.33
Marcus Vick Virginia Tech QB 4.60 4.55 4.08 4.08
Charlie Whitehurst Clemson QB 4.74 4.72 4.14 4.11
Vince Young Texas QB DNR   DNR  

Practice Notes:

While we would not call Jay Cutler's performance a knockout, the Vandy passer did well.  His arm strength was evident and he had no problem driving the ball downfield or zipping the outs.  Cutler was accurate but, as was the case at the Senior Bowl, he seemed to rely too much on arm strength to make plays.  We were alerted the Cutler has not come over well during interviews either.

Bruce Gradkowski of Toledo also threw the ball well.  His outs were crisp and nicely timed.  There is the question of Gradkowski's marginal arm strength, which was evident watching his deep passes float.

Eastern Washington's Erik Meyer also looked solid.  While his side-arm release will be a problem for some teams, Meyer showed good zip and accuracy on all his throws.  His timing was impeccable all afternoon and Meyer, on the field anyway, improved his draft stock.

Ingle Martin also showed a lot of skill.  His arm strength was obvious though Martin was a bit late and wild on the longer passes.

While he threw the ball well most of the day, it is apparent Omar Jacobs needs a lot of work.  After taking snaps almost exclusively from the shotgun the past two years at Bowling Green, Jacobs footwork was horrid when simulating a drop into the pocket this afternoon.

Brett Basanez of Northwestern, Texas State's Barrick Nealy and Brad Smith of Missouri al struggled throwing the ball.


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