Personnel Points on NFL combine

Jay Cutler is the third-best quarterback in this year's NFL draft behind Matt Leinart and Vince Young. However, as Mel Kiper Jr. writes, the NFL scouting combine was more hype than help for the former Vanderbilt quarterback.

Originally Published: February 28, 2006
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
Quarterback

Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt (6-4, 230)
He is fast becoming one of the most overhyped players in this draft. Cutler was OK, but not great, at the Senior Bowl, but he's drawing all these rave reviews at the NFL scouting combine. He hasn't done anything at the combine that has wowed me to move him up in the draft.

Jay Cutler
Doug Pensinger/Getty ImagesJay Cutler is going to be a top-15 pick, but does not rank as high QBs Matt Leinart or Vince Young.

Cutler hasn't improved his draft position by what he did at the Senior Bowl or combine. He had a good senior season and finished strong. If you like Cutler based on how he finished the season, that's fine, but don't think that he's moved up dramatically based on the Senior Bowl and combine.


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Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst