Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
So, you're of the opinion that Smith can bypass throwing at the Combine, yet still be drafted #1 overall?
You know better than this, bro.
The top quarterback prospects ALWAYS bypass throwing at the combine. It's for multiple reasons...
1) they would be throwing to receivers they have spent only a day or two with and have no timing with and if their passes hit the ground, that marks against them, sometimes unfairly.
2) they want to throw at their proday because it not only helps them by throwing to familiar players, but it also gets their teammates more exposure to gms and scouts.
3) their agents advise against it because there is NOTHING to gain and EVERYTHING to lose.
Mark Sanchez was the only top QB that I can remember that threw at the combine....I'm not sure I remember any of the previous first overall quarterbacks doing so.