NFL Draft Alert: QB Pro Day Schedule

Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Get ready for the long awaited Pro Days for the top projected quarterbacks in the 2014 draft. You can expect the Texans to be present at these, very likely led by head coach Bill O'Brien and GM Rick Smith.

This Week:

Monday, 3/17: Teddy Bridgewater @ Louisville's Pro Day
Wednesday, 3/19: Blake Bortles @ UCF's Pro Day
Thursday, 3/20: Derek Carr @ Fresno State's Pro Day

Next Week:

Thursday, 3/27, Johnny Manziel @ his own very special Pro Day.  He did not work out at A&M’s Pro Day on 3/5.

Completed:

A.J. McCarron and Jimmy Garoppolo have already dazzled the NFL coaches and scouts with their Pro Day workouts.

Garoppolo attended Northwestern's Pro Day event, where he performed in a workout for Bill O'Brien:

Prior to Garoppolo going through pro day drills, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien worked out the quarterback but did not stick around for the actual Pro Day workout. Also on hand were the quarterbacks coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans.

Garoppolo completed 29 of 39 passes at the Pro Day, and executed the level of workout that was expected of him. However, he likely didn’t move the needle on his draft stock one way or the other.  - NFL.com

McCarron also performed in front of Texans' scouts at Alabama's Pro Day:

UA quarterback A.J. McCarron threw for scouts and went through a few drills, though he didn’t run the 40 again (he did so at the combine). A member of the Houston Texans’ scouting contingent appeared to be paying especially close attention to McCarron. His three targets included former UA receiver Kevin Norwood, whose 4.48 40-yard dash at the combine did nothing but help his draft stock. As such, Norwood went nowhere near the 40-yard starting line Wednesday.

McCarron did an excellent job throwing the ball to receivers Kevin Norwood and Kenny Bell. There isn’t a consensus on McCarron, with some people really liking the two-time national title-winning quarterback and others not intrigued with the decorated collegiate passer. At Alabama’s Pro Day, he produced an A-plus workout and appeared a lot better than a mid- to late-round draft pick.  - NFL.com

This should be an exciting week, as the Pro Day workouts are often looked at more closely than the NFL scouting combine in terms of grading position drills.  This is especially true for quarterbacks.

Feel free to share your thoughts, hopes, concerns, gripes, speculations or other quips regarding the Texans, free agency, the NFL Draft or whatever else stirs your mind in these wee morning hours.

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