So that's why I'm putting up NFL.com's draft guru Gil Brandt's assessment of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford's workout today. He called it the best he's seen in 21 years since Troy Aikman.
Keep in mind that the Giants aren't in the market for a first-round quarterback. Bradford's probably going to the Rams with the first pick, anyway. But it's just interesting that the kid, in his first significant throwing effort since shoulder surgery, basically wowed the crowd with a 62-of-63 performance in the scripted section. So here's Brandt's writeup as found on NFL Draft Scout.
Sam Bradford’s workout Monday in front of representatives for all 32 NFL teams at Oklahoma’s pro day almost left me speechless. And that’s saying something. Bradford threw more than 100 passes during the workout and, in my estimation, didn’t have one that was uncatchable. He moved around well, including throwing on the run out of the pocket, and went through the entire route tree. It really was a treat to watch, and I think everyone here was in awe of Bradford’s performance. In fact, he put on the best quarterback workout by a draft prospect that I’ve seen since I watched a private workout Troy Aikman put on for us with the Cowboys in California. If Bradford is feeling the effects of his shoulder injury or is experiencing any weakness, there were no indications of that. He threw with velocity during the entire workout. Terry Shea, a former college and NFL coach who’s working with Bradford as a quarterback consultant, told me they’ve been together for nine weeks. The first five weeks of workouts, Bradford didn’t even throw. They only worked on footwork because Bradford hadn’t been cleared by doctors yet. I would imagine that two weeks from now, Bradford’s arm will be even stronger than what we saw. And it was very strong Monday.