Draft games begin as QB Ryan works out for scouts
Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay breaks down the pro day workouts of Boston College QB Matt Ryan and several other draft prospects from around the country.
Ryan pressed a bit early on but settled into a groove as the session progressed. He wound up completing 50 of his 52 attempts, with one dropped pass by his tight end and one overthrown pass that took his receiver out of bounds. Although he lacks elite arm strength, Ryan at least verified to scouts on hand that he's capable of making all the necessary NFL throws with adequate-to-good velocity. Plus, anyone who studies Ryan on film knows that his uncanny timing as a passer -- or as one general manager phrased it, "Ryan's anticipatory accuracy" -- allows him to fit the ball into tight spots that other quarterbacks with stronger arms but slower recognition skills cannot find.
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