Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
I'm pretty sure I answered the 'why'. As to my reasoning for it, 'a lot of top picks' aren't quarterbacks and those that are aren't vying for the #1 overall pick in a draft where there is so much debate over the consensus top QB available.
It's not terribly instructive to look to what other prospects do, IMO. What Geno should do is show the confidence in himself and his ability and go throw at the damn combine, when he'll be able to go stand shoulder to shoulder with the people he's claiming he's better than and prove it.
You kind of beat me to the punch.
What I was going to say was this:
Yes, it's true. Most of the top QB prospects don't throw at the combine.
However, to me this year is VERY similar to the year Cam Newton went #1 overall.
People everywhere were talking and mocking Marcell Dareus and Bowers and Tyron Smith, etc.
That year Newton threw at the combine and people were all wondering why, you know, because the top guys never throw.
Worked out well for Newton, and even though his performance was so-so, he quickly solidified himself as the #1 overall pick.