Jon Gruden is re-evaluating his quarterback appraisal process.
"I used to think that a lot, until I saw Drew Brees twice a year in Tampa, then I met Russell Wilson coming out of N.C. State, and now I'm watching this kid, (Kyler) Murray, coming out of Oklahoma and I'm putting away all the prototypes I once had," Gruden said. "I used to have a prototype for hand size, height, arm strength, all that stuff."
For years as an ESPN analyst Gruden seemed to meet few quarterbacks he couldn't love. The experience is different with Gruden the coach, who has a reputation for grinding signal-callers into pulp.
It's easy to point to the likes of Brees and Wilson as mold-breakers, exceptions to the rule. NFL personnel men with long-held beliefs like Gruden becoming willing to consider non-traditional avenues to obtain talented playmakers who don't fit the quarterback stereotype could be a refreshing trend -- or it could simply become word jargon forgotten on draft day.