Pro Day Update: QB Josh Swogger

More NFL teams are taking notice of Montana QB Josh Swogger after watching him throw at the Combine and at two Pro Days. Last week he worked out in front of NFL coaches and scouts again, and it was obvious that he's making headway at getting his shot to be an NFL quarterback.

University of Montana quarterback Josh Swogger was already drawing some compliments after the Combine from scouts and coaches who watched him perform in Indianapolis as one of the "throwing quarterbacks" for the receivers and running backs as they went through their drills. But he boosted his stock further in the month of March as he strives to work his way into a second-day selection spot in this year's NFL draft.

According to one report I received, a scout on-site at Swogger's first Pro Day clocked him at 4.97 seconds in the forty, 4.40 in the 20-yard shuttle, and 7.21 in the 3-cone drill. The 6-foot-5, 231-pound quarterback also registered a 9' broad jump and 32.5-inch vertical jump. That was an improvement in every category from his Combine numbers.

Josh Swogger takes aim while playing for Washington State earlier in his collegiate career (Washington State Athletics)

The strong-armed and intelligent quarterback once again worked out for scouts and coaches last week. An estimated 15-20 scouts were onsite to take another look at him and other players, including University of Minnesota wide receiver Logan Payne.

I caught up with Josh just a few hours after his most recent Pro Day performance to get a report on his outing and on teams that are showing interest in him. Here's what he had to say during our phone interview...

Ed Thompson: Let's talk about what it was like getting up today for another Pro Day...

Josh Swogger:  I have done this routine two times before this, so I wasn't really that nervous. It was pretty comfortable. I am living with Logan (Payne) right now, so we got up at eight this morning and went to the facility and got in the training room and loosened up. And then we just kind of went out and knocked it out.

ET: What were you most pleased about from your day?

JS: I felt really good about the way I ran today. I felt good. I think I threw the ball really well today with Logan in there.

ET: Josh, are you starting to wear down at all? Because this has been quite a process for you.

JS: No, not too much. This is actually kind of nice just being able to work out. I mean, we work out two or three times a day and then that's really all we do. I'm finished up with school so it's kind of nice. There's a couple of guys that I train with that are trying to do the school thing and work out. I think that would be pretty difficult. I think that would be kind of taxing on you. I'm doing stuff that's fun to me because I love working out. subscribers can click here to read the rest of this interview with Josh Swogger where he tells us about the team that's been calling his school, another one that's been consistently showing up at his events, and the head coach that has taken the time to have two conversations with him since the Combine. And to learn more about him, visit his player profile page.

A member of the Professional Football Writers of America, Ed Thompson's NFL and college football player interviews and features have been published across the network and syndicated through's NFL team pages.

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