So Andrew Luck proved to be every bit as impressive in his pro day performance on Thursday as Robert Griffin III was in his on Wednesday. What does it mean?
Not much. About 95 percent of player evaluation, perhaps more, comes from film. You know, what the players did in actual, competitive football games. It’s great to show off your arm strength and accuracy when throwing against air. But just like a 40-yard dash rarely gets run on an actual football field (and when it is it’s done in full pads), throwing to a receiver with no defenders in shouting distance is a rare opportunity for a quarterback.
How tenuous is the connection between a great pro day and a great pro career? Here is what Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted yesterday: