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Sam Bradford impresses in Pro Day workout at Oklahoma University

Quarterback Sam Bradford has finished throwing at his Pro Day in Norman, Okla. The university offered a live-stream of the workout on the Internet and, from what we were able to see online, it sure looked as if Bradford did everything that was needed to solidify his standing as the No. 1 pick in the April 22 NFL Draft.

He was scheduled to a follow a 50-pass script but threw 63. According to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, only one pass hit the ground. Bradford, who said in a post-workout interview that he'd only been throwing for "4 1/2- 5 weeks," threw a variety of passes and looked very sharp. His passes seemed to have zip and were accurate. He showed no visible signs of pain in his shoulder.

It'd seem very unlikely, at this point, that Bradford will be picked anywhere besides No. 1.

The question now becomes, who grabs him at that spot? Do the Rams lock him up and start negotiations right away? Or do they entertain trade offers? (It's worth noting that one of the first people to greet Bradford after his workout was Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo.)

Most NFL teams were in attendance today. Redskins general manager Bruce Allen was among the Washington contingent. According to Yahoo's Robinson, more than 50 coaches, scouts and executives were onhand, including representatives from the Raiders, Eagles, Colts, Browns, Patriots, Seahawks, Jaguars and 49ers. They weren't all there for Bradford, though, as the day also provided an opportunity for teams to get a closer look at Oklahoma's receivers.

Bradford's workout lasted about 25 minutes and, while the coaches had a closer look than the live-streaming video and no doubt diligently took notes, the safe guess is that the Bradford camp is very happy with the results.

By Rick Maese  |  March 29, 2010; 12:44 PM ET
Categories:  Bruce Allen , NFL Draft  
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Posted by: preacherman120022002 | March 29, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Good. Let the Rams take him and find out what having a QB on IR year in and year out feels like. There is nothing they can do to prove he isn't injury prone. That's already documented. I am hoping that the Rams take Bradford and Okung falls to the Redskins. Then I am hoping for a miracle in that Tony Pike is available in the second round and Washington can pick him up. They can finish the draft by drafting offensive linemen. That would just be icing on the cake.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 29, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Now the question is do the Redskins want to mortgage a bunch of picks to move up to take him #1. Hope not.

Hopefully, the Lions take Suh.

Posted by: dfbovey | March 29, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

he will be first

Posted by: Zeebs | March 29, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Wondering why Malcom Kelly diddn't help out his former receiver......

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 29, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Wondering why Malcom Kelly diddn't help out his former QB......

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 29, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I think the Colts should take Bradford, because it was just proven that:

1) Manning can't win a Super Bowl
2) Manning can't mount a game winning drive when it counts
3) Manning can't win without a Super Bowl caliber defense
4) Manning can't win without better receivers

If they can't get Bradford, they have to go for Clausen, because that there's just no way that franchise can get back to winning SBs without an elite QB.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | March 29, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Good. Let the Rams take him and find out what having a QB on IR year in and year out feels like. There is nothing they can do to prove he isn't injury prone. That's already documented. I am hoping that the Rams take Bradford and Okung falls to the Redskins. Then I am hoping for a miracle in that Tony Pike is available in the second round and Washington can pick him up. They can finish the draft by drafting offensive linemen. That would just be icing on the cake.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 29, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Well, the Rams have already rebuilt most of their offensive line and have a decent RB and a decent WR so in reality the Rams are a lot closer to having a legit offense than we are. He may actually do well there. Jason Smith will move over to left tackle next year and if they don't move him Alex Barron will be back at right tackle. If they get an interior lineman and a good reeiver in the draft then they could be a good team for a young QB to get his feet wet. If they sit him a year then he will be in a pretty good position to succeed. I don't dislike Bradford, I just don't think he's right for the Redskins.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 29, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Offensive Tackles - we need two legits ones in the draft.

Posted by: piyusharora | March 29, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM
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That's only in the northern hemisphere. When he throws south of the equator, they rotate clockwise.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 29, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse
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Pretty sure that's physically impossible

Posted by: mattsoundworld | March 29, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

bradford, suh, mcCoy, Okung

please and thank you

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 29, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse
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Pretty sure that's physically impossible

Posted by: mattsoundworld | March 29, 2010 1:26 PM

WTF!?!?!??

Let the DisInformation Begin! lol!

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 29, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse
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Pretty sure that's physically impossible

Posted by: mattsoundworld | March 29, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

I second the impossible claim......

Posted by: rupertpupkin | March 29, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Cerrato sounds like the demon spawn of Miss Teen SC and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Posted by: SMACK1 | March 29, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse
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Get to da choppa, such as!

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 29, 2010 1:10 PM
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MAPS!
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 29, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

dcwun, did you watch any ND games last year?

Against Michigan leads 4th qtr comeback from 11 down only to see defense give up TD with 11 secs left.
Mich St. throws game winning TD in 4th qtr. Purdue - 4th qtr game winning TD with seconds left.
Washington - leads ND to lead with TD pass only to watch defense let Washington drive for game tying FG in a minute. Won game in OT.
Against USC comeback fell short. Defense gave up 500 yds.
BC - threw game winning TD in 4th qtr.
UConn - led to 4th qtr lead only to see D give it away. Lost in 2OT.
Stanford - D gave up 2 TDs in 4 qtr.


Posted by: learnedhand1 | March 29, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Washington Redskins version of the Wonderlic tests -- to be administered to all potential candidates for the starting QB position.

1. Open mouth.

2. Insert chewing gum.

3. Begin chewing.

4. Pick up a football and start walking from from one sideline to the next. Do not drop it.

5. Start counting, "One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Three Mississippi..."

6. Ignore the fat lady in section 320 with the CC47 jersey on. Do not throw her the ball.

7. Hopefully before you reach "Four Mississippi," and only when you see a wide open receiver dressed in burgundy and gold on the actual playing field, and throw him the ball.


Posted by: Vic1 | March 29, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

(Still waiting patiently for LH or Red to supply a link to photographic evidence of the phenomenon noted a few threads back. Ahem.)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 29, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

vic, the trick in that test is if they are smart enough to take the gum out of the wrapper.

or, conversely, if they go against instructions and take the gum out of the wrapper.

deep test!

Posted by: Zeebs | March 29, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

I don't dislike Bradford, I just don't think he's right for the Redskins.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17

Sounds like you're breaking up with him.

Posted by: Section104 | March 29, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, PA, I should have perused your rant instead of skimming it! lol.

Yeh - I've done 5 guys about 5 times. I must be getting the bad ones...

from previous thred:

Completely Off Topic:

Anyone listened to any Tommy Keene recently? I just saw he released another album last year. Didn't even know. He was also @SXSW this year.

...still a hell of a songwriter. BCC boy made good... even if it makes me gag to admit it. lol. Go Blazers! Figure out quadratic equations!

Posted by: DikShuttle | March 29, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DikShuttle | March 29, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

You mean, he completed every pass to his uncovered receivers with no pass rush??? Sign him up!!! Vinny - you're spot on.

Posted by: MadeRED | March 29, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

yeh. I'm really hopin' we pass on QBs (nyuk!) this draft.

I like my QB's at a bargain price.

Posted by: DikShuttle | March 29, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: learnedhand1 | March 29, 2010 1:31 PM


Clausen = 0-10 vs. ranked teams. The defense didnt give away all of those games. Face it he is a 2nd-3rd round qb who is getting first round hype because the qb class is not very deep and where he went to school.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 29, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Okung it is then.

Posted by: edvar | March 29, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 29, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

"Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb."

I heard Clausen is a knuckleballer.

Posted by: closer44 | March 29, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM
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That's only in the northern hemisphere. When he throws south of the equator, they rotate clockwise.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 29, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Does that mean the receivers are always in the opposite hemisphere from the QB?

Posted by: chasla | March 29, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Adam Schefter is reporting that Buchanan signed with the Redskins. One year deal.

Posted by: dfbovey | March 29, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse
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Pretty sure that's physically impossible

Posted by: mattsoundworld | March 29, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

I second the impossible claim......

Posted by: rupertpupkin
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He'd have to spin the ball off his thumb rather than his other four finger. Maybe not impossible, but pretty weird, if true.

Posted by: closer44 | March 29, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

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Not only impossible, but here's proof -- especially at the 1:30 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztPkDsOlGzU

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 29, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

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Not only impossible, but here's proof -- especially at the 1:30 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztPkDsOlGzU

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 29, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

It's not impossible if your right hand is backwards.

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 29, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

“Yeh - I've done 5 guys about 5 times.”

Dik, that goes a little bit beyond experimenting. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 29, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, 4th, but I think your own dreams of interweb videocasting glory may be getting in the way of your youtube skills... that video was pulled. Ah, well.

I look forward to whatever you give us video-wise after tax season.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 29, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

i was able to watch. there are seven different ones of the same thing... and it does not show anything, so I cant see why they would pull it unless she asked them to pull it.

She been hiding beneath too many long dresses!

Posted by: Zeebs | March 29, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: learnedhand1 | March 29, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Almost all of those teams were terrible last year. Michigan, Michigan State, Washington, Washington State, Nevada and Stanford were some of the worst pass defenses in college football last year. His 4th quarter heroics came against teams that Darryl Clark had obliterated before the 4th quarter ever started. Heck, Kevin Newsome a rookie QB scored on MSU in the 4th quarter.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 29, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Nate, I clicked 4th's link and it worked.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | March 29, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

espn says Skins inked Buchanon to a one year 1.5 Mil and 750k incentives.. Another U on the roster..

Posted by: cliftonbiz | March 29, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 29, 2010 1:55 PM

Well then at least Clausen can lead the Skins to victory over the Detroit Lions of the world unlike a certain person who shall remain nameless.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | March 29, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 29, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Buchanon has signed a one year deal with us.

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 29, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Not only impossible, but here's proof -- especially at the 1:30 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztPkDsOlGzU

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 29, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

It's not impossible if your right hand is backwards.

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 29, 2010 1:48 PM
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nice Bradford highlight video..
who was his beast receiver? number 18?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | March 29, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

hope that is true cause we need a corner

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 29, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

joey porter allegedly arrested for assaulting a police officer

glad we didn't get this guy

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 29, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

That's only in the northern hemisphere. When he throws south of the equator, they rotate clockwise.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 29, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Too funny.

Posted by: Pepper5 | March 29, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

I don't care what kind of zip Bradford had on the ball or how accurate he was if he does not have anyone to block for him his attributes are a moot point. The Skins better concentrate on one thing , acquiring stud offensive lineman and with that first pick, OKUNG is the answer..That Clausen talk is ridiculous he is a bum an has bust written all over him

Posted by: BeatDontStop | March 29, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Welcome to D.C. Mr. Clausen. Is Theisman's # available?

Posted by: coparker5 | March 29, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 29, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse
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Pretty sure that's physically impossible

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Not if you look at them from the receiver's perspective.

Posted by: DC2Dallas | March 29, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins should offer the Rams Campbell, Portis, Rogers and any other worthless player they could unload.

Posted by: theBozyn1 | March 29, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Great! Let the Rams take him. The Skins grab Okung. Next year will be ugly, but building the lines first is the right thing to do. Everyone focuses on the here-and-now, but the truth is this is a poor draft for QBs and Bradford sure-as-hell wouldn't have gone first last year. Next year the Skins will unfortunately have another high draft pick. That's when they grab their QB.

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | March 29, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Glad he threw so well. Did they allow a lineman to smash him into the ground on his shoulder? At least allow Jason Campbell to tell him how it will feel if he comes to the Redskins. If he flenches and throws up as JC describes the o-line and what to expect, then stay far away from this guy.

Posted by: bkhoward1 | March 29, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

"I think the Colts should take Bradford, because it was just proven that:

1) Manning can't win a Super Bowl
2) Manning can't mount a game winning drive when it counts
3) Manning can't win without a Super Bowl caliber defense
4) Manning can't win without better receivers

If they can't get Bradford, they have to go for Clausen, because that there's just no way that franchise can get back to winning SBs without an elite QB."

Posted by: mattsoundworld | March 29, 2010 1:12 PM

Matt -- your first two words could not be more untrue "I think". No, you didn't think unless you were just joking. Manning has won a Superbowl. Did you mean another? Manning was the reason they were there and the reason they've been in the running for so long. If I wasn't at work and I knew where you were, I'd come put the straight jacket on you myself.

Posted by: bkhoward1 | March 29, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Good. Bradford now goes to the Rams at #1 and that means the Redskins get a choice of either one of the dominant DTs coming out or one of the best LTs.

If this were Cerrato I would be worried he would try and move up to #1 to take Clausen before anyone else could make a selection.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 29, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

awesome he threw in a tee shirts and shorts means nothing. Championship teams are built around solid oline and solid dline
if we cant get a left tackle to replace samuels and are oline continues to struggle next year will be the same not because of Campbell but any qb cant win if he pressured look at mcnabb gettign killed against dallas, favre against NO both qbs where made uncomfortable and they lost . Give time Campbell will feel more comfortable in the pocket and get a better feel

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | March 29, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Guy on espn says Bradford's spirals rotate counter clockwise. Very unusual for a right handed qb.

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

IMPOSSIBLE!

Posted by: bestmick1 | March 29, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Who cares, the Skins are taking Okung. :P

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | March 29, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

If Sam were to sign with the Taters, it would be a disaster for all, especially Native Americans.

Bloggers posting notes like: Bradford on the warpath, O-line fails as Bradford leads team on a Trail of Tears.

Posted by: rdpinva | March 29, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Also, where is Oklahoma University? Somewhere next to the University of Penn State?

Posted by: rdpinva | March 29, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

figured Bradford would do well and will/should go to the Rams. I just want to breathe comfortably after hearing..."and with the 4th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins pick Offensive Tackle Russell Okung from Oklahoma State".

HTTR

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | March 29, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

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