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Combine Stats: Quarterbacks

Here’s an inside look at some of the Scouting Combine performances.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Sunday, February 28th, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Categories: 2010 NFL Combine, Combine Results, Ryan Mink

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Sure, the health reports and measurements are what the Ravens front office is most interested in at the Scouting Combine. But let’s get to what us viewers pay attention to – what these guys look like in action.

Here’s a look at some of the results of note at the quarterback position Saturday at the Scouting Combine.

Bench Press

1. Daryll Clark, Penn State – 21
2. Levi Brown, Troy – 20
3. No other official results listed

40-Yard Dash

1. Jarrett Brown, West Virginia – 4.54
2. Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan – 4.66
3. Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State – 4.71
4. Tim Tebow, Florida – 4.72
5. Colt McCoy, Texas – 4.79

Vertical Jump

1. Tim Tebow, Florida – 38.5
2. Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State – 35.0
3. Jarrett Brown, West Virginia – 34.5
4. John Skelton, Fordham – 33.5
5. Jevan Snead, Mississippi – 33.0

Good Impression: Tim Tebow, Florida, 6-3, 236
Tebow is starting to rebound. He drew much criticism after his Senior Bowl showing and then began overhauling his mechanics and decided not to throw at the Combine, which drew more bad attention. But Tebow showed his elite athleticism and word is he impressed in interviews – as expected. Tebow set the quarterback record for the highest vertical jump since 2000.

Worth a Second Look: John Skelton, Fordham, 6-5, 243
The NFL Network was tossing around comparisons between Skelton and Joe Flacco. Woah, woah, woah, let’s back up the Joe Cool Train here. The reason for the comparisons is that the big-bodied Skelton played at a I-AA school and set multiple records while there. “He’s sneaky athletic and he’s got a cannon for an arm,” analyst Mike Mayock said.

Subpar Impression: Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan, 6-3, 230
LeFevour impressed with his 40-time, but he may have walked away from the Combine worse off. For a quarterback playing in the lesser-known Mid-American conference, and with many of the top quarterbacks opting not to throw, the stage was LeFevour’s for the taking. He took a pass, opting not to throw despite being perfectly healthy. Pundits and likely a number of coaches and scouts questioned LeFevour’s decision not to compete.

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