Baylor QB Bryce Petty says he'll throw at NFL Scouting Combine

MOBILE, Ala. -- Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty had an up-and-down week along the Gulf Coast during Senior Bowl practices, but he's hoping that helping the North squad to a victory in the game on Saturday while leading all quarterbacks in passing will help boost his 2015 NFL Draft stock.

To that end, he confirmed to College Football 24/7 that he intends to go through throwing drills next month at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

"Definitely, if I get a chance, I'll throw at the combine," Petty said. "Now it's about showing out at the combine. I've got to show I can understand and learn protections and all of the board work."

The senior had a prolific career while in Waco, but struggled for stretches during his senior season and hasn't answered every question about his transition from a spread offense to a pro-style one for NFL scouts. He's committed to doing that, though, and throwing at the combine will offer the athletic prospect a chance to prove he's worthy of being one of the first three quarterbacks selected in the draft.

"It's not a different language, it's just cursive instead of print," Petty said of moving from a spread to pro-style offense. "First round, second round, who cares? If I get an opportunity to get drafted and be on a team, they're going to get a guy that loves the game and is a student of the game and is going to try and absorb everything I can."

Petty finished the Senior Bowl 9-of-13 for 123 yards and an interception but did put together several nice drives in leading the North team to the win. In addition to throwing at the combine, he is expected to be the focal point for scouts at Baylor's pro day later in the spring.

Petty has said he thinks he's the draft's best quarterback, but NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks considers Petty to be the fourth-best prospect at the position this year, just behind UCLA's Brett Hundley and the consensus top two of Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston.

You can follow Bryan Fischer on Twitter at @BryanDFischer.

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