The Bills are a virtual lock to be represented in some fashion at each and every major pro day, and the situation is no different for the Ohio State pro day with a couple of key offensive coaches on hand.
Both quarterbacks coach David Lee and offensive coordinator Greg Roman are on hand to watch QB Cardale Jones throw. That’s because Jones did not throw at the NFL Combine last month after suffering a hamstring injury during his 40-yard dash. He was the only QB not to throw in Indianapolis.
The knock on Jones is that he doesn’t have good anticipation to throw receivers open, lacks touch on underneath and intermediate passes and has questionable decision making. It’s hard to show he’s improved in those areas when he’s throwing routes on air (no defense), but what will be of interest is how he looks under center and how much he’s cleaned up his footwork with QB guru George Whitfield since the college season ended.
Jones is expected to go anywhere between round two and four in the spring and it will largely depend on whether a team falls in love with him and takes him early. If not round four is more likely, as he’s clearly a developmental prospect with great physical tools.
The Buckeyes had the most players at the NFL Combine in Indy last month (14) and they may have as many scouts and NFL coaches on hand today in Columbus as any college campus has had for a pro day this year.
Tags: 2016 NFL draft, David Lee, Greg Roman, Pro days
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