Former Tennessee and Texas A&M quarterbacks Josh Dobbs and Trevor Knight were the SEC’s only two representatives at their position for Saturday’s portion of the NFL Combine.
While some hold the annual combine in higher regard than others, it is still one of the biggest job interviews that NFL prospects will go through ahead of April’s draft.
So, how did the veteran quarterbacks do? Let’s recap their on-field performances, starting with Dobbs.
40-yard dash: 4.64 seconds
Vertical jump: 33.0 inches
Broad jump: 122.0 inches
Dobbs was among the top quarterbacks in every measurable during Saturday’s drill. His 40-yard dash time was the second fastest among the official times recorded; his vertical jump was tied for the third highest and his broad jump was also third longest for the quarterbacks tested.
— Austin Stanley (@AustinStanley81) March 4, 2017
The Tennessee veteran drew criticism throughout his career for his accuracy throwing the ball, but he performed well in that aspect on Saturday.
Josh Dobbs always makes just enough throws to keep you interested#NFLCombine
— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) March 4, 2017
TENN QB Josh Dobbs drops w/wide, controlled base. Some in his group only flashed touch or arm, he's shown a lot of both. I like what I see.
— Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) March 4, 2017
Knight was another dual-threat quarterback who surely impressed NFL scouts on Saturday with his performance in drills.
40-yard dash: 4.54 seconds
Vertical jump: 35.5 inches
Broad jump: 125 inches
The former Aggie led all quarterbacks in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump and broad jump, showcasing his impressive physical skills. His speed was on display often for Texas A&M this season, and he was the team’s third-leading rusher, despite playing just 11 games.
Top 40-Yard Dash time for the QB group so far: Trevor Knight – 4.54 pic.twitter.com/VVhuqaQZIj
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 4, 2017
While Knight performed well in the measurable events, he was a little more inconsistent when it came to throwing the ball. It can be difficult for quarterbacks and receivers to be at their best in Combine situations, due to the lack of familiarity, but scouts look for players who can perform regardless of that adversity.
Jerod Evans rushing everything, Leidner lobbing throws, Kizer misfiring, Trevor Knight brutal…Bad session there
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) March 4, 2017
It will be interesting to see how Saturday’s results affect both Dobbs and Knight, but both players can now set their sights on their upcoming pro days.