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Only Seahawks show up for McElroy's Pro Day

Posted on: April 6, 2011 1:21 pm
The Seattle Seahawks were the only team represented at Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy's Pro Day workout yesterday.

McElroy had been unable to throw at the Combine or the Tide's initial Pro Day after fracturing a bone in his throwing hand during the Senior Bowl. Though his production was impressive for Alabama , scouts worry that he doesn't have the arm strength to make throws outside of the hashes against NFL speed.

Much of the workout can be seen on the video shown below. The video was shot by Michael Casagrande of The Daily Bama Blog:

McElroy measured 6017 (an eighth of an inch under 6-2) and 220 pounds at the Combine. As one would expect based on his play at Alabama, McElroy demonstrates good accuracy on short to intermediate throws, including when on the move. His accuracy falters on deeper passes and his passes arrive with only moderate zip, overall.

Still, the workout provides evidence that McElroy is healing. He is viewed as a 5th-6th round pick as's 10th rated quarterback . While he lacks the upside of a Josh Portis (Cal-PA) or Nathan Enderle (Idaho), if nothing else McElroy's intelligence and game-management skills make him an ideal backup.

The video shows two representatives for the Seahawks, southeast scout Derrick Jensen and quarterbacks coach Carl Smith.

Here is the video:


Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: April 14, 2011 9:57 pm

Only Seahawks show up for McElroy's Pro Day

Sorry but your wrong about Locker.  He won the 2005 Washington state football Title playing for Ferndale and the year before as a Junior he led Ferndale to a 2nd place finish in the state.   I wouldn't have said anything except that it seems people outside of Washington state only know what they are told or read about Locker since his games are rarely on TV.  For instance, the talent on the University of Washington was HORRIBLE.  Without Locker UW would have lost every game again.... 

Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: April 10, 2011 3:41 pm

Only Seahawks show up for McElroy's Pro Day

This QB is going to show with an NFL career that winners can lead and win on every level. Last year he lost his first game ever has a QB. He never lost before that as a starter. One thing all these scounts under value is can a QB lead and win. All they look at is 40 time. the arm etc. NFL is full of QB's who didn't have best times or best arms. What did they have in common and why they lead teams to superbowls. Winners every where they played QB. I pick this guy over say a Locker anyday. Locker has never won with any team he wa QB of. If winning was more about athletic ability he have won a lot. I would draft QB's that have shown they are winner. That is why Cam Netwon is best QB. Not only is his athletic skills the best of any QB but he is best winner as well. He win titles 2 years in a row. How can anyone sau this guy is not a winner who can lead teams to Superbowls? IMO Greg McElroy's is going to surprise many when he becomes a big time winner in the NFL. This guy gets it done when 4th qrt and game on the line. How record as QB all his life proves that. I remember how Joe M or Brady got drafted in later rounds. Now they might end up the best 2 QB's of all time. Joe has 4 rings. Tom 3 and probably will win another. Denver give the QB to tebow and let him do his thing. That guy is a winning leader for stats or how he does it. Put him in as the QB and over next 5 years going to win a lot. if it was all about stats then why is it many times when QB;s have big throwing games teams lose?

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 7:16 pm

Only Seahawks show up for McElroy's Pro Day

It might just be the crappy quality of the footage, but it appears that his throws kind of hang a little bit even on the midrange routes. I know the article mentions the concerns about arm strength on deep balls, but I would be concerned about the shorter stuff too. Im sure there are DBs in the league that would be licking their chops watching that Pro Day footage.

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