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Sam Bradford Wows Scouts From All 32 Teams

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NORMAN, Okla. — 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 63 passes (13 during a stationary period and 50 scripted throws) 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. The scripted workout included three-, five- and seven-step drops, shotgun, and play-action plays, plus sprints and rollouts to both sides.

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.

--Gil Brandt

Brandt, for the record, was the Cowboys' chief talent scout from their inception in 1960 and was one of the major architects of many great teams for the following 29 years. So, his words carry a lot of weight.

Meanwhile, Pete Carroll (also with an eye for talent, say what you will about him otherwise) tweeted the following:


Seems like Sammy B is drawing praise from just about everyone!  Other Sooners notes from Gil Brandt after the jump...

NORMAN, Okla. — While teams await quarterback Sam Bradford’s workout Monday at Oklahoma’s pro day, other Sooners players have gone through drills.

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren and coach Eric Mangini are on hand, as well as new Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

A few Oklahoma players who either did not participate in all the drills at the NFL Scouting Combine, or weren’t invited to the combine at all, worked out for NFL teams.

Running back Chris Brown, (5-10, 210) who participated at the combine, opted to go through workouts again in order to record better numbers. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 and 4.53, and he recorded a 9-foot-10 broad jump, a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump, 4.38-second short shuttle and 7.09 three-cone drill.

Tight end Brody Eldridge (259 pounds) also participated at the combine but recorded new numbers in the 40 (4.71, 4.68), broad jump (9 feet, 4 inches), short shuttle (4.44), 7.32 three-cone drill and bench press (20 reps).

Defensive end Auston English (6-3 1/4, 252) was not at the combine. He ran a 4.77 in the 40 and posted a 35-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump, a 4.33-second short shuttle, 7.21 three-cone drill and completed 25 bench press reps.

Receiver Adron Tennell (195 pounds) was not at the combine and posted a times of 4.50 and 4.55 in the 40.

Defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger measured in at 6-foot-1 3/4, 321 pounds. He did not participate in drills.

Terry Shea, a former college and NFL coach who now does quarterback consulting work for future NFL draft prospects, will be running a scripted workout for Bradford. Bradford is expected to work out at noon ET. Check back here for further updates from Norman.

– Gil Brandt

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