In the Quarterback tips posts (click here for part 2), we discussed what NFL scouts look for offensive tackle’s, but now what?

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In 2011, Cam Newton became is the third player to win the Heisman Trophy, a national championship, and be the first overall pick in the NFL draft all in the same one-year span. (ICON Sports)

They say “knowing is half the battle”.  In my opinion, the other half is taken care of by taking action with that knowledge.

Below are some drills that you may want to add to your quarterback workout that’ll help you get better at most of the specific things NFL scouts look for when analyzing quarterbacks.

A lot of drills out there require equipment of some kind.  But to help those on a budget, I made sure that the drills listed below require little-to-no equipment to be purchased.

Disclaimer: If you’re injured, or have health issues, please consult with a doctor before doing any of this stuff.  I, nor Get2TheLeague.com is responsible if you hurt yourself, or tear-up your mom’s house trying to do these drills.

With that said, let’s continue.

The drills in this video are good to use as a warm up, and they’ll help you with your technique and arm strength, too.

 

Campquarterback.com’s Top 10 Quarterback Tips is a good read to pick up some additional tips for the QB position.

26-27-60 Rule


I can’t tell you how to get a 26 or higher on the Wonderlic test, but we did a post a while back on the Wonderlic, that included a link to a practice test you can take.  Check out the link below to check it out.

Why NFL Hopefuls Should take the Wonderlic Online

Unfortunately, other than playing well and staying healthy, there’s not much I can tell you to help you start 27 games or more over your college career, either.

…And you can ditto that for the 60 part of the formula.  To complete at least 60% of your passes in college, you obviously have to play well.  It’s too many variables that play a part in your completion percentage to say, “work on this, to get your completion percentage up.”

 

Accuracy/ball placement


Proper technique plays a big part in your accuracy as a quarterback.  QB Essentials…  Mechanics for Better Arm Strength and Accuracy from Stack.com will help you develop better mechanics.

Improving a Quarterback’s Throwing Motion from smartfootball.com takes you through some simple things you can do to improve your throwing motion.

You might want to pay close attention to the concept they introduce of getting your elbow in the “zero” position at the right time, because it’ll help you improve your accuracy.

 

Mobility/Avoiding the Pass Rush


Former NFL quarterback Todd Krueger, takes these young men through the scramble drill that’ll help you become a more mobile quarterback.

 

Another video featuring Todd…  This time, he instructs you on the Elway Scramble Drill.

 

All you need for this drill, is a friend to stand in front of you and give you some directions as you go.

 

Todd Krueger takes this quarterback through the escape the pocket drill out of a 5-step drop.

 

Yep, another Todd Krueger drill.  This one uses the ladder.

 

Quickness


This plyometric drill can be done just about anywhere.  If you don’t have a platform around the house you can use, you can always do this one on the bench you use for the bench press at the gym.

 

The drills in the video below can be done without a band, but having a band’ll make the drills more effective.

 

These ladder drills will help you with both your quickness and agility.

 

Agility


Here are some footwork drills you can do with the ladder to work on your agility

 

Watch Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets go through this footwork drill using cones.

 

This figure 8 drill using a couple of cones will help improve your foowork as well.

 

There’s plenty of good drills in this one.

 

Tom Brady goes through the box drill to work on your footwork.

 

OK family, gotta go, gotta go…  Are there any drills that can help quarterbacks with the 26-27-60 Rule, accuracy, mobility, quickness, or agility that you’d like to see added to this list?  Leave a comment below!

…and check back soon for part 2!


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