At present Zach Mettenberger is busy preparing for the NFL Combine which begins next week in Indianapolis.
But for a while the quarterback's place at the event, and his draft potential, was in jeopardy after he suffered an injury in LSU's final game of the regular season against Arkansas.
Mettenberger underwent ACL surgery January 2nd and according to his offensive coordinator in Baton Rouge, Cam Cameron, the 6' 5" play-caller is making a "miraculous" recovery:
"I was shocked," Cameron told the Milwaukee Journal-Senital.
"I'm not saying he's Adrian Peterson but he's going to be close.
And Cameron went on to suggest that Mettenberger, who threw for 3,082 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2013, may actually improve having had the surgery:
"With technology today, and you add his work ethic, he may be one of those guys who's better off and has more knee stability now."
The LSU QB is predicted to go as high as the second-round in May's NFL Draft, coming in after the first tier of college quarterback talent which includes the likes of Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel.
Much will depend however on his performance in the Combine next week, but with Mettenberger having returned to throwing the football early in February he looks to be giving himself the best chance of an early call in Radio City come May.
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