Former Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler took
another step toward the NFL at his pro day held at the
Dickey Dome in Tempe Friday.
All 32 NFL teams were expected to be in attendance,
including the Arizona Cardinals, who were represented by
quarterbacks coach John McNulty and scout Josh Scobey.
Former ASU offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone, who now
holds the same post at UCLA, ran the workout, and both
current Sun Devil head coach Todd Graham and the man he
replaced, Dennis Erickson, were in attendance.
Osweiler told reporters he ran a “low 4.9″ 40-yard dash
and proclaimed that he’s fully recovered from the left
foot injury he suffered in a loss to Boise State in the
Maaco Bowl Las Vegas in December.
“I thought it was a good day,” Osweiler said. “We had a
lot of fun, the wide receivers did a tremendous job of
running really good routes, they were all fast today and
it was a lot of fun.”
Osweiler threw to former ASU receivers Aaron Pflugrad,
Gerell Robinson, T.J. Simpson and Mike Willie, and
according to ASUDevils.com, he
completed 66-of-75 passes
on the day, and that total includes several drops.
One of the things that has worked against Osweiler in the
eyes of some scouts is his delivery, which featured a low
release point, especially for a player of his height.
Osweiler addressed that issue during his workout.
“It’s more over-the-top now,” Osweiler said of his new
motion. “I was kind of always dragging my elbow when I
was playing here at ASU, and we really wanted to utilize
my full 6-7 frame, or whatever it is, and make sure the
arm and delivery is over-the-top.”
The next phase for Osweiler will include private workouts
for several NFL franchises.
“I’m meeting with the Chiefs and the Broncos next week and
I’m taking trips to Miami and Buffalo and a few other
places,” he said.
Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou contributed to this