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Old 03-02-2014   #3
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Default Re: Quarterback Ball Velocity at NFL Combine 2008-2014

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Originally Posted by ArlingtonTexan View Post
Things to think about:

1) the best prospects don't throw at the combine year after year so there is not enough context.

2) Isolating any single metric yields bad analysis..see the top 40 yards dashes and bench press

3) Despite 1 and 2, there is some velocity that the vast majority of successful QBs obtain. looks like around 53-54 MPH.

4) and yes I saw that Keenum threw as fast as Russell Wilson, but see number 2
Looks like a weeding out stat if all you get is the number and no video. Anyone below 50 - red flag. Above that pretty much no correlation to success or functional arm strength. Basically any decent QB can load up and make the gun read in the 50's for a few throws. With the video you would be able to see Flacco doing it with ease v. a Schaub/Bortles having to load up to do it.
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