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Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Quarterback

Oklahoma


College Position: Quarterback
School: Oklahoma
Grade: Junior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 223
Birthdate: 11-08-1987
Draft Projection: Mid First
Overall Rank: 16
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Quarterback (2)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the St. Louis Rams in the 1st round with the #1 pick.
After posting just 6 wins the past three seasons and passing on Matt Ryan and Mark Sanchez in the past two drafts the time was right to draft a franchise quarterback. Sam Bradford has the physical tools, leadership skills and personality to develop into a franchise signal caller who can energize the fan base. Scheme will be the most important part of his development as he does not have experience playing in a pro style offense. As a result, the Rams should consider going to a modified spread attack similar to New England, Denver and Green Bay to maximize his skills and ease his transition to the pro game. Ultimately, how quickly the Rams sign Bradford will determine whether he can play this year or will need to take a redshirt year. Has a high ceiling but durability and his spread background make this a bit of a boom-bust pick.

Strengths

  • Good decision maker - 86 TDs vs 16 INTs in two years as a starter
  • Deceptively strong arm, can fit the ball into tight spots
  • Extremely accurate passer
  • Smart player known for making good decisions
  • Ultimate team player. Turned down at least $40 million in guaranteed money to return to school in 2009

Weaknesses

  • Recovering from shoulder surgery. May not be able to work out until April
  • Throwing motion was already a question mark prior to the surgery
  • Played behind a dominant offensive line in 2008. Struggled against Florida in 2008 BCS Title Game and in limited action in 2009 when facing a pass rush
  • Questions about whether he has the footwork to play under center
  • Below average mobility
  • Coming off his injuries it is important the team drafting him has a solid offensive line

News

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Week 2 Pickups of the Week - Sep 10 (Brian Bailey)
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Week 16 Pickups of the Week - Dec 18 (Brian Bailey)
Week 11 Pickups of the Week - Nov 13 (Brian Bailey)
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Week 9 Pickups of the Week - Oct 30 (Brian Bailey)
Week 8 Pickups of the Week - Oct 23 (Brian Bailey)
Week 6 Pickups of the Week - Oct 9 (Brian Bailey)
Week 4 Pickups of the Week - Sep 25 (Brian Bailey)
Week 3 Pickups of the Week - Sep 18 (Brian Bailey)
Top 10 Fantasy Football Sleepers for 2012: The Early Edition - Feb 11 (Zach Bohner)
Fantasy Football Week 12 Quarterback Rankings - Nov 24 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 11 Quarterback Rankings - Nov 17 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 10 Quarterback Rankings - Nov 11 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 9 Quarterback Rankings - Nov 6 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football 101: To Start or To Sit Week 9 - Nov 5 (Dan Carey)
Fantasy Football Week 8 Quarterback Rankings - Oct 28 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football 101: To Start or To Sit Week 7 - Oct 22 (Dan Carey)
Fantasy Football Week 7 Quarterback Rankings - Oct 20 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football 101: To Start or To Sit - Oct 14 (Dan Carey)
Fantasy Football Week 6 Quarterback Rankings - Oct 13 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Fantasy Football Week 3 Quarterback Rankings - Sep 24 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football Week 2 Quarterback Rankings - Sep 15 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football 101: 2011 Quarterback Rankings - Aug 20 (Doug Lancy)
Top 10 Prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft - Jun 10 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC West Grades - Jun 5 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Doug Lancy's 2nd Round Mock Draft - Apr 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 NFL Draft: Fran Duffy's Final Mock Draft - Apr 28 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Debate: Cam Newton vs. Blaine Gabbert - Apr 14 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Quarterbacks - Mar 20 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
NFL Draft Slot Analysis: Do First Round Draft Slots Matter - Mar 13 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: The Quarterback Conundrum - Feb 11 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy 101: Week 16 Pickups and Other Quick Hits - Dec 20 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy 101: Week 14 Pickups and Other Quick Hits - Dec 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Early Season Edition - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: Week 5 Quick Hits - Oct 10 (Chris Maier)
NFL Week 5 Preview - Oct 8 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football 101: Week 4 Quick Hits - Oct 3 (Chris Maier)
NFL Week 4 Preview - Oct 2 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football 101: Week Three Quick Hits - Sep 26 (Chris Maier)
NFL Week 2 Preview - Sep 18 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football 101: What We Learned From Week 1 - Sep 12 (Chris Maier)
NFL Week 1 Preview - Sep 8 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football 101: Risers and Fallers - Aug 30 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Season Edition - Aug 7 (Dan Wernery)
2010 Pre-Season All Offensive Rookie Team - Aug 4 (Dan Wernery)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Tight End Rankings #21 - 40 - Jul 26 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Quarterback Rankings #21 - 41 - Jul 9 (Chris Maier)
NFL Power Rankings: A New Season Is Upon Us - Jun 10 (Doug Lancy)
Top Senior Prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft - Jun 3 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: NFC West - May 10 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: 10 Can't-Miss Prospects - Apr 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for NFC Teams - Apr 15 (Dan Wernery)
2010 Draft Mystery: Where Does Jimmy Clausen Go? - Apr 10 (Chris Maier)
Sam Bradford Passes Pro Day Test: Signability Now the Key - Mar 29 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: The Fire & Ice Report - Quarterbacks Not Named Bradford Falling - Mar 18 (Chris Maier)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
St. Louis Rams: 2010 Draft Preview - Mar 12 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Draft Debate: What Should Kansas City Do with the 5th Pick? - Mar 9 (Dan Wernery and Chris Maier)
Free Agency's Opening Weekend: The NFL Draft Effect - Mar 7 (Chris Maier)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Draft Debate: St Louis Rams - Quarterback or Defensive Tackle at Number One? - Mar 4 (Dan Wernery and Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: QB, RB, and WR - Feb 28 (Chris Maier)
QB Dan LeFevour to Skip Passing Drills at the NFL Scouting Combine - Feb 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Buzz: Updates From Around the Web - Feb 14 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft - Unofficial Declared Underclassmen List - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
Jimmy Clausen to Have Toe Surgery - Jan 4 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: McCoy, Campbell and Benn Declare, Locker Stays - Dec 19 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Suh's Stock Soars In Cornhuskers Near Miss - Dec 9 (Chris Maier)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: The Year of the Quarterback? - Nov 18 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Mid Season Mock Draft - Oct 24 (Dan Wernery)
Feeling a Draft: Sam Bradford at a Crossroads - Oct 20 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Jimmy Clausen vs. Jake Locker - Oct 5 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - An Early Look - Sep 30 (Chris Maier)
Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham Declares for the 2010 NFL Draft - Sep 29 (Chris Maier)
Reviewing week one - Sep 10 (Josh Moellman)
Feeling a Draft: Week One of the 2009 College Season - Sep 8 (Chris Maier)
Top five games of the week - Sep 4 (Patrick Black)
College Football 101:Heisman watch:Running Backs - Jun 28 (Josh Moellman)
College Football 101:Heisman watch Quarterbacks - Jun 21 (Josh Moellman)
College Football101: Top five incoming freshmen for the 2009 season - Jun 15 (Josh Moellman)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 QB Prospects - Jun 2 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - A First Look - May 19 (Chris Maier)
10 Reasons Tim Tebow will be successful as an NFL QB - Mar 7 (Hunter Ansley)
NFL Draft Bites: Surprise Returns Highlight Declaration Day - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
Sam Bradford Says No to NFL Draft - Jan 14 (Chris Maier)
BCS National Title Game: Draft Stocks to Watch - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
Kansas St QB Josh Freeman to enter draft - Jan 1 (Dan Wernery)
Pre-Bowl Game 2009 NFL Mock Draft (2 Rounds) - Dec 12 (Chris Maier)
Quick Hitters: Colt McCoy Says No to NFL Draft - Dec 8 (Chris Maier)
Updated Mock Draft! - Nov 20 (Dan Wernery)
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