INDIANAPOLIS — On Saturday morning, a little after 11 a.m., a gasp went around Lucas Oil Stadium. Josh Allen, the big-armed quarterback from Wyoming, had just launched a ball 66 yards in the air on a go route to Texas AM receiver Christian Kirk. And he didn’t make it look like it was anything out of the ordinary.
“Bet he enjoyed that one,” one general manager said.
The on-field throwing session is the quarterbacks’ final part of the combine, before they head to the airport to take flights out of town. Split into two groups according to last name, they cycled through the route tree as coaches and talent evaluators sat scattered around Lucas Oil Stadium. Not everyone participated; USC’s Sam Darnold, the top quarterback in the eyes of some evaluators, ran the 40-yard dash on Saturday but will wait until his pro day to throw in front of NFL clubs. While only so much can be gained from watching players throw routes on air, with no defenders on the field, it’s a live look at their arm strength and arm talent in a high-pressure environment.
Allen stood out on Saturday; in the words of NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock, who broadcast the entire workout live, Allen “put on a show.” One of his first throws came out high—notable because he completed just
Article source: https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/03/03/nfl-scouting-combine-quarterbacks-josh-allen-baker-mayfield-lamar-jackson-josh-rosen-sam-darnold
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