No clarity in QB debate; WRs rising
February, 23, 2014
By Todd McShay | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Michael ConroyJohnny Manziel ran an impressive 4.68 40-yard dash on Sunday at the NFL combine.INDIANAPOLIS -- There was a lot to take in at the NFL scouting combine on Sunday, as the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers all took to the field to take part in drills.
Who performed well and helped their draft stocks, and which prospects struggled? We’ve got notes on the receivers and running backs who stood out, but we’ll begin with a look at where the top three quarterbacks in our rankings -- UCF’s Blake Bortles, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel -- stand in the increasingly close race to be the first QB off the board. (And we’ll also weigh in on Jadeveon Clowney’s showing on the bench press.)
Blake Bortles, UCF: He was the only one of the three top QBs to throw on Sunday, and based on what I saw from him on TV (I wasn't able to view the workout live from the stadium) I thought he looked OK. He made some good throws, and his arm strength was solid, but not great. He looked to me as though he was more mechanical than normal, as though he were trying to break some old habits.