There isn’t much you’re going to get out of combine drills when it comes to quarterbacks. And even though the field drills are a beautiful showcase to see a player’s natural arm talent, without any real pressure or need to make reads, it is not a great indicator of anything.
According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, team meetings are what is really important when it comes to quarterbacks.
"“We’ve seen these guys throw for two to four years and know what they can do with a football,” Miller said. “How they handle the meetings and mental grind is a bigger deal.”"
The mental aspect of the game is so vital for quarterbacks, so this statement makes a lot of sense. Teams can also get a small taste of what leadership qualities you possess not only from talking to you but could ask your teammates as well if they happen to be at the combine too.
In fact, many believe that the drills the quarterbacks run through are outdated, as they include scripts, and static throws. Look to the interview to get a real grasp on what a quarterback can bring to your organization, especially with how important Mike Mayock feels leadership is in his signal-callers.