Here's what we know about Brock Osweiler: He's tall (6-foot-7). He's green (15 career starts at Arizona State). And nobody can come close to a collective agreement as to where he'll be drafted this month.
A standout pro day Friday only added to the intrigue around Osweiler. NFL.com's Gil Brandt sees a future starter whose workout moved him into first-round consideration. Others, NFL Network's Michael Lombardi and Charley Casserly among them, consider Osweiler a mid- to late-round talent.
|NFL.com's Gil Brandt says Brock Osweiler has "rare ability" that can make him a steal on draft day.|
The league office seems to believe Osweiler could go early in the draft, inviting him to sit in the hallowed green room at Radio City Music Hall. Osweiler tweeted Friday that attending the draft was a childhood dream, but in an exclusive conversation with Around The League, he said he's unsure he'll make the trip.
"Honestly, New York would be a lot of fun, and there's some great things that would take place, and like I said, it has been a dream of mine," Osweiler said by phone Sunday. "But it's just the person I am and how I was raised that I want to be around the people that have supported me throughout this process."
It's unlikely Osweiler would even have a decision to wrestle with if not for his pro day. Representatives from 23 teams were on hand to watch Osweiler work out, including many of the same scouts and coaches who observed Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill's session the previous day. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple and representatives from the Miami Dolphins were among those in attendance.
Asked why he believed the pro day created so much buzz, Osweiler said it went back to the game plan he drew up with Noel Mazzone, Arizona State's former offensive coordinator and a close confidant of the QB. Osweiler called his pro day "risky," saying his program consisted of more difficult throws than typical. He acknowledged the feeling he needed to do something extra to turn skeptics into believers.
"We kind of looked at it as a poker thing," he said. "We're going all in on this. We're going to strike big, or something else is going to happen. That's just who I am. A lot of people don't know much about me with only 15 career starts, so I wanted to go out there and show everybody what I can do, that I'm not going to play it safe."
Does Osweiler have a suit picked out if he does decide to fly east later this month?
"You know, élevée, (a Los Angeles-based custom clothing company) made a few suits for me throughout the process," he said. "So if we end up in New York, I'll have something nice to wear."
All dressed up with no idea where he'll go.