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Word of Caution: The Pro Day

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Mike Mayock, love him or hate him, had a good reminder of just how much the pro day should be worth when drafting, in this case, especially for quarterbacks. We've heard a lot about how Sam Bradford's Pro Day was so good, he might just skip the Rams altogether. But what Mayock had to say stood out at me:

The best Pro Day I ever saw as a quarterback was JaMarcus Russell... I've never seen a quarterback throw the football like that in my life, but I still couldn't take him in the first round -- the guy doesn't care about football. He doesn't have the passion for the game, doesn't have the work ethic, I don't want him. But by the way, it was a pretty impressive Pro Day.

Now, don't get me wrong. In no way am I comparing Sam Bradford to JaMarcus Russell. Sam Bradford is no slouch, but the fact remains: don't get caught up in the Pro Day hype. There's been a lot of hype going around lately and Sam Bradford has been getting his fair share. But like the people of reason have been saying, don't put too much faith into 50 or 60 choreographed throws while he's in shorts with no opposition. This goes for anyone- workout warriors are great a working out, and most of the time, only that.

And if for some reason you aren't feeling Bradford right now, there is always that other guy, you know, Jimmy Clausen. People say he has an attitude problem, but he just shrugs it off, because:

I [Jimmy Clausen] am -- a loving, caring person

If he doesn't work out, there's always Colt McCoy. Or even Tim Tebow. Wouldn't that be something.

Enjoy Wednesday everyone!