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Sam Bradford Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Big12
School: Oklahoma Sooners
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #14
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 218 lbs.
Drafted 1.1 in 2010 by STL

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

Sam Bradford's first two seasons at Oklahoma are well documented. He threw for over 3,000 yards as a freshman and dominated the college football world as a sophomore, ending up with a trip to the BCS Championship game and a Heisman Trophy. Bradford could have been a first round pick after his sophomore season since he was draft eligible after redshirting in 2006. Then 2009 happened. Bradford hurt his shoulder early in the season and it took about a quarter of the Red River Shootout for the Longhorns to send Bradford back to the sidelines. Now we have to wait and see how serious this injury really is. Even if he does not take another collegiate snap, Bradford will be an extremely accurate passer and has a good arm when it is not in a sling. Bradford was considered by many to be the top player in this draft. But the short comeback from his injury raises a lot of questions. If he does not come back in 2009 (or comes back for another half before injuring his shoulder again), his stock will drop as NFL teams worry about his long-term health. One thing is for sure, if Bradford can stay healthy, he is the best quarterback in this class. 1/19 Update: Bradford missed the rest of the 2009 campaign, but he is still considered by many as the best signal caller in this class. Certainly he would be without the injuries and the injury problem seems to be a thing of the past. Bradford is a top five talent and his doctor is also the team doctor for the Redskins, who have the fourth overall pick in the draft. If he is healthy and available, do not expect him to have to wait until pick number five to hear his name called on draft day. 3/24 Update: Bradford did not participate in any drills during the NFL Combine and instead just showed up for the interviews. The Rams brass are talking with him and even his doctor who performed the surgery on his shoulder said he could very well end up being the first overall selection in the draft. However, the true test will be during his pro day on March 29th when Bradford will throw in front of scouts and coaches for the first time since his surgery. Barring a disaster, he will be a top four pick and quite possibly the first overall selection. 4/7 Update: Bradford finally threw for NFL teams and he did everything everybody expected of him. His shoulder issues appear to be a thing of the past and he is looking more and more like an NFL quarterback. And Bradford is looking more and more like the Rams' quarterback. St. Louis released Marc Bulger in early April and are certainly looking for a quarterback and Bradford appears to be the one they want.

Last Updated Apr-07-2010 by Joel Welser

20 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

Bradford is not skinny! 6'4" and now up to 232lbs. Pike is 6'6" and about 210 . These two guys are not that similar. Bradford did not play exclusively out of the shotgun, about 20% of there offense he was under center. I think his long legs makes him appear leaner than he really is. Arm strength-good enough,accuaracey-excellent,an under valued strength very quick release. He is also an outstanding natural athlete. Great hockey player as a young kid,20pts12rbs a game as senior in HS hoops, nearly a scratch golfer. The only concern obviously is the shoulder injury. I think this guy has a really good chance to be an outstanding NFL player for a long time.

Posted by:
idman 01/29/10 03:44 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

I hate to be a basher of any player but I see many problems with Bradford. He is tall but does not have much weight on him. Is a major injury risk, especially behind an average or worse offensive line. Extraordinarily accurate, but average arm strength. Played out of the spread, and footwork is a question. Is a solid leader without a doubt. If he goes to a team with a bad offensive line he will make it through a full season

Posted by:
irishdriver77 01/24/10 01:24 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Don't think bucs will take him since they just spent a 1st rounder on a QB last year. Probably Redskins.

Posted by:
spydrmyk 01/19/10 01:18 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

I think he'll be drafted by the Buc's

Posted by:
destroyer12211221 01/05/10 04:40 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

bradford and cincys tony pike remind me of each other
frail and scary looking "deer in the headlights
hes accurate though
should of came out a year ago

Posted by:
balldickball75 01/04/10 11:38 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

bradford and cincys tony pike remind me of each other
frail and scary looking
hes accurate though

Posted by:
balldickball75 01/04/10 11:37 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Shoulda came out last year because of injury, but thats hindsight. Will still be 1st rounder and probably 1st QB STILL. What happens if he cant go @ combine or private work outs. The guy looks frail to me, thin like Brady but more mobile (most are). I would be worried about his legs also. I believe he falls way down and will be a luxury pick for a good team rather then gambled on a team at the top, those teams have multiple holes anyway. DEEP QB pool this year and the 2 injuries will put him w/ the rest of the pack. If some coach loves leadership intangables, Tebow maybe 1st QB taken. If he falls to bottom of 1st round, the PATS snag Bradford. Let him sit and learn and get totally healthy for a year or two. Brady is getting up there and Hoying is not a future replacement.

Posted by:
flock53 01/02/10 11:46 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Well at first he was thought to be a number 1 pick in the draft and then the injurie happen... i think he is still a top 10 pick but j. clausen and j. locker have really beef up there stock

Posted by:
wayneh92 12/09/09 12:46 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Sam Bradford can be a great quarterback. If he goes to a team hat runs shotgun or spread offense like the broncos. But the nfl is using shotgun and spread more and more. If he goes to a team like that he will be great. If he goes to a team that runs regular offense he would be a average to above average starting quarterback.

Posted by:
seahawks875 12/03/09 11:03 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

1st pick no doubt.

Posted by:
soonergurl 10/10/09 10:36 AM

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