OU football Insider: Big day arrives for Sam Bradford

By Jake Trotter Published: March 29, 2010


Watching closely for any red flag will be Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo, who is expected to be among the numerous NFL personnel in Norman to watch Bradford today.

So far, the Rams, who previously have passed on Mark Sanchez and Matt Ryan in the two most recent drafts, have been blown away by Bradford’s off-the-field intangibles.

"Everything you hear about him, that’s said, it’s legit," Spagnuolo told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last week. "He walks into a room, you can see he’s a quarterback.

"That was impressive to me.”

If Bradford impresses with his shoulder, and proves he can still deliver all the throws that propelled him to the 2008 Heisman Trophy, he’ll make it difficult for the Rams to pass on making him their quarterback of the future.

"From the accuracy to the toughness and intangibles, "McShay said, "he has certainly everything you look for when trying to find a quarterback that can be a franchise guy.

"And a very good starter for you.”

McCoy won’t redo bench; Eldridge, English will work out

OU defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was planning to redo the bench press today during Sam Bradford’s pro day. McCoy wasn’t pleased with the 23 reps of 225 pounds he put up during the NFL Scouting Combine.

McCoy, however, said last week he will abstain from benching again, and instead will be a spectator during Bradford’s pro day.

Two players expected to work out in front of scouts before Bradford throws are tight end Brody Eldridge and defensive end Auston English.

Neither player was able to participate during OU’s pro day earlier this month, due to injuries they suffered in the fall.

Eldridge is coming back from a neck injury. English, a ruptured tendon in his ankle.

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