Imagine being a 21 year old kid leaving school early to take advantage of a succesful season in which you led your team to a 12-0 record to fulfill your childhood dream of being an NFL quarterback.
You wake up the morning of your Pro Day after a mostly sleepless night with butterflies in your stomach. Today's the biggest day of your life. Your chance to prove to all the scouts that you have what it takes. You know that if you do well, your stock could skyrocket and possibly put you on the fast track to a starting job on the right team. Except...
Former Ball State player Nate Davis and passing skills guru Steve DeBerg expressed disappointment Friday that nearly all of the NFL teams skipped the quarterback's pro day workout.
Actually only ONE team even bothered to send a scout, and that was the Indianapolis Colts who, in case you haven't heard, have a pretty good QB already.
According to NFL.com some of the reasons could be:
Negatives: Shorter than scouts would like. Comes from a spread offense and his statistics are inflated because of it. Will have to make the adjustment of taking the ball from center. Questionable level of competition. Struggled against non-MAC foes, including against Tulsa in the GMAC Bowl. Plays with gloves on both hands and throws the ball without the laces. Has resisted coaches' attempts to change how he throws the ball. Documented learning disability and may struggle with a complicated NFL playbook.
Still, Davis has the reputation for being a playmaker and a leader in college and its just hard to imagine that no one would have any interest in him.