Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Brandon Weeden is a 29 year old NFL prospect, hoping to be drafted by a team come Thursday or Friday. Some of the knocks on the guy are his age, his shoulder injury that happened when he was playing in the MLB, his inconsistent release point in his throwing motion, and his accuracy.

When I study the kid on tape, (Can I say kid since he is older than me?) I see a QB who is decent, not worthy of a first round pick to me. A guy that I can see being a bust because of some of his mechanics and his accuracy. A lot of the film I’ve watched on him, his accuracy has been less than impressive. Yes, he lit it up with Justin Blackmon in college breaking almost every Oklahoma State passing record there is, but when I watch and study the film, the accuracy is an issue to me.

Earlier this week, Weeden put on an impressive show on “Sport Science”, something that I’ve never seen. Granted, he’s standing in a still position, knowing that the targets are coming, but the accuracy he showcases is phenomenal. In the video (below) Weeden is standing on a sideline and throwing passes at clay pigeons being ejected from a machine. He’s not pressured, and not in the least bit of a game situation, but it’s cool as hell. Maybe he really has what it takes to improve his accuracy, but at 29, and not having some solid evidence on being a top-flight QB, I’d consider drafting him in the later rounds. Without Blackmon, Weeden probably wouldn’t have seen the success he did at Oklahoma State.

I may be a little hesitant due to his age, but I’ve been reminded that Roger Staubach didn’t really get his start for the Dallas Cowboys until he was 29 either, and he turned out to be a Hall of Famer with two Super Bowl victories, and eleven overall Playoff wins.  We’ll see how things turn out for Weeden, but this is still a cool clip of Sports Science hitting clay pigeons out of the air with great accuracy.

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