February 20, 2013
NFL scouting combine preview: the QBs
By JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

USC quarterback Matt Barkley throws against California during the second half of their NCAA football game in Los Angeles Sept. 22, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

School’s out, so never mind the three R’s.

For NFL teams and the cream of the next rookie class, it’s all about the three G’s.

Greetin’, grillin’ and gradin’.

That’s what the league’s general managers, coaches and other talent evaluators will be doing with those 332 ex-college players from dawn ‘till well past dusk over the next six days at the annual scouting combine.

They’ll be meeting players, grilling them with both psychological tests and whiteboard X’s-and-O’s sessions, and then grading them after watching them perform on the field in athleticism drills and position-specific football drills.

Of course, all eyes are focused most intently on the quarterbacks. Are this year’s as heralded as the past two years? No such Luck. Or RG3. Or Cam Newton.


Indeed, the 2013 QBs have so many exposed warts, the combine could double as a witches convention.


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