Friday, April 9, 2010
Buffalo next stop for Clausen
By all accounts, Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen looked sharp in his pro day workout Friday in South Bend, Ind.
Next up: the Buffalo Bills, holders of the draft's ninth overall selection.
The Bills were among the 16 teams present for Clausen's pro day. Adam Benigni, sports anchor for Buffalo's NBC affiliate, took a closer look than I did at the attached video of Clausen's workout and spotted Bills general manager Buddy Nix, chief college scout Tom Modrak and offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins watching intently in the background.
After the workout, he sat down with ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay and revealed his upcoming schedule.
Clausen will return to Indianapolis for a medical visit to see how much his surgically repaired toe has healed since the NFL scouting combine.
From there, Clausen will head to One Bills Drive then to the St. Louis Rams, who have the first pick, and then back to South Bend for a private workout April 15 with the Washington Redskins, owners of the fourth pick.
Two other teams slotted ahead of the Bills -- the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns -- also attended Clausen's pro day.
"It's fun because you get to meet a bunch of different coaches, GMs, owners, but at the same time you really don't know what's going to happen," Clausen said of the interview process. "All you can control is what you can control, come out here today and have a good day throwing the ball to my guys and just have a lot of fun."
In Friday's 45-minute workout, Clausen completed 57 of his 59 passes, the two misfires coming on deep balls. The toe injury prevented him from rolling out or running naked bootlegs.