Oklahoma Pro Day Results: Sam Bradford Dazzles Crowd With His Arm

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IMarch 29, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Quarterback Sam Bradford of Oklahoma watches drills after deciding not to participate  during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford put on a show that heard many "oohs and aahs" from onlookers in a crowd that consisted of both pro personnel and fans alike.

Standing at 6'5" and weighing in at 236 pounds, Bradford looked solidly built in the upper body and stronger than he has ever looked while throwing the ball today.

Respected personality and former NFL executive, Gil Brandt, even said,

"[Bradford] put on the best quarterback workout by a draft prospect that I’ve seen since I watched a private workout Troy Aikman put on for us with the Cowboys in California."

Those are very strong words by one of the most influential people in the realm of NFL scouting. Brandt has set many scouting standards in the past, most of which are still being practiced today.

Even though 50 out of the 63 total passes that Bradford threw were scripted, his arm looked very strong and his velocity was also impressive.  He was able to get the ball to all areas of the field.

Bradford also took snaps from under center and dropped back into three, five, and seven step drops, showing great footwork with all.

He did not throw a single pass that was not catchable, but again, they were mostly scripted passes.

Bradford also showcased his athletic abilities by running out of the pocket and completing passes on the run.

Again, those were all scripted.

Scripted or not, Bradford showed all in attendance that his shoulder is 100-percent and there were no signs of struggling to throw any pass.

Brandt was swooning over Bradford and could not stop saying good things about his performance on NFL.com.

"Sam Bradford just finished his workout, and let me tell you, it was near flawless," wrote Brandt, "I’m not saying he solidified his spot at the top of the draft, but he sure didn’t hurt himself. It was one of the best individual workouts I’ve seen in a long time. A real Picasso."

Also in attendance were both the Rams and Seahawks.  The Rams were reportedly in awe of Bradford while he was on the field.

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said that Bradford "lit it up," during his workout.

Just like Brandt said, Bradford may have not solidified his position at the top of the 2010 NFL Draft, but he could do no wrong at his pro day and he still looks to be the top contender on the Rams' list for the number one overall pick on April 22.


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