INDIANAPOLIS – Of the top quarterbacks, Ryan Mallett (Arkansas) had the best day throwing the football on Sunday.
He displayed the strongest arm and was accurate in the first session.
Jake Locker (Washington) also had a solid day.
In the second session, Cam Newton (Auburn) had some shaky mechanics and that led to some wild passes. He was dropping back too slow and then rushing his passes. He was wildly off the mark on three straight passes on 10-yard out routes.
Overall, Newton completed 11 of 21 passes after helping out receivers in the across-the-field gauntlet pass-catching drill.
Newton was two-for-three on deep post-corner routes, his best throws of the day.
T.J. Yates (North Carolina, Pope) had a strong showing and threw his deep passes with accuracy.
” This is when we really get a chance to evaluate these guys and see what they can do,” Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “You never know. We have a guy we got in the fifth round last year, John Skelton that we are excited about. He has a good arm and did some good things for us, but he felt the pressure to be successful and win even though he was a fifth-round pick.
“It comes down to how you evaluate these players and how you think they will fit your team.”
Check out Auburn’s Cam Newton run the 40-yard dash.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog