Alabama quarterback, AJ McCarron has said that he might not participate in throwing at the NFL combine in Indianapolis in February.
"I don't know," he said. "I've talked to a lot of people, and there are a lot of mixed emotions about that," McCarron told the host of the Dan Patrick show. "It's hard to get timing with guys you've never repped with, especially for just one day of throwing. So I just have to wait and see, see how everything goes, and go from there."
Many quarterbacks decide not to participate in throwing drills with random receivers at the combine, which is attended my scouts from all NFL teams. However, with Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater all expected to be drafted ahead of him, McCarron may not want to leave his throwing prowess in the dark for too long.
McCarron won two national champions with the Crimson Tide and was a Heisman Trophy runner up in 2013. But the Alabama native decided not to compete in the Senior Bowl last weekend due to an injury that he picked up during the season.
However, McCarron did not seem to think that the injury would affect any other part of the combine activities:
"I think I'll surprise a lot of people," McCarron said. "I think a lot of people don't think I'm that athletic, so that's one of the things I want to go out and surprise and show them I'm athletic."
The NFL combine takes place at the Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts from the 22nd to the 25th of February and will test the core attributes of all prospective draftees.
It is not yet clear whether other top quarterbacks in the draft will be throwing.