Prospect analysis: Day 2 QB accuracy

What if the Vikings don't select a quarterback in the first round? How accurate are the prospects on Day 2?

After Johnny Manziel's impressive pro day last week, it was hard not to be impressed. He didn't have a defense charging at him, but his accuracy on the deep pass stood out above the pro day performances of Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater.

We already charted the accuracy of those considered the top four quarterbacks in this draft (including Derek Carr), but what about the accuracy of those considered Day 2 picks?

According to the charting of STATS LLC, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger wins that accuracy battle after Bridgewater. Mettenbergy is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament but said earlier this month that he plans to throw at the LSU pro day on April 9.

With increased coverage on television, fans are getting a taste of the scripted workouts, as highlights and sometimes live coverage of the events roll across the sports channels or a live stream online. Head coaches, general managers, offensive coordinators and position coaches surround the field and analyze the quarterback's footwork, release, accuracy and other aspects of his mechanics. They interview him, take him out to dinner and try to find out everything they can from friends, teammates, and college and high school coaches.

The Vikings attended the pro days of the top four quarterbacks, but Mettenberger and George QB Aaron Murray's pro days are still in the coming weeks.

Here is what they and A.J. McCarron and Tajh Boyd did during the season.

Player Pass Metrics Off-Target Throws Off-Target %
Tajh Boyd Attempts 413 52 12.6%
Overthrown 24
Underthrown 10
Thrown Wide 18
AJ McCarron Attempts 336 43 12.8%
Overthrown 20
Underthrown 4
Thrown Wide 19
Zach Mettenberger Attempts 296 36 12.2%
Overthrown 21
Underthrown 5
Thrown Wide 10
Aaron Murray Attempts 347 44 12.7%
Overthrown 15
Underthrown 12
Thrown Wide 17
Source: STATS LLC
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