Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pro Day On A "Dawg Day Afternoon"

Georgia held its Pro Day today in Athens for its draft eligible former players. The main focus of the workout was, of course, quarterback Matthew Stafford. Since he elected not to throw at the NFL combines, all the coaches and scouts wanted to see his skills up close and personal. He did not disappoint those in attendance. Although he was a little pumped up and overthrew a couple of balls early, he settled into his workout of 5o scripted passes under the direction of Georgia offensive coordinator, Mike Bobo. He displayed accuracy, velocity and touch as he progressed through the impressive exhibition. The Detroit Lions, who have the first selection in next month's draft, declined to comment on Stafford's day. That isn't so unusual however, and the closer it gets to draft day, the less we'll hear from any of the teams due to the fact that none of them will want to let out too much information regarding draft strategy. Also working out today for the pros were former Bulldogs Knowshon Moreno, Mohamed Massaquoi, C.J. Byrd, Asher Allen and Dannell Ellerbee among others. The NFL Draft is April 25-26 in New York.

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