Hoyer confident he'll have a strong combine
Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer has seen his stock rise in recent weeks. He had a strong showing during practice for the East-West Shrine Game and could emerge as the top senior quarterback, a mid-round pick, when he showcases his strong arm in position drills tomorrow.
Going out and throwing, I feel that's going to benefit me a lot because I feel like that's one of the strong points of my game is going out and just throwing the ball around the field, Hoyer said. You've covered us and I think you'd agree, I have a strong arm and I can go out there and show these guys what I do. I feel like I have good footwork, so get back in my drop and let the thing go.
Hoyer said he's met with 20 to 25 teams between the East-West game and individual interviews here in Indianapolis. He spent about 15 minutes with Lions quarterbacks coach Jeff Horton on Friday.
The East-West week really helped me boost my stock, Hoyer said. I had a lot of criticism with my stock dropping off, completion percentage, so to build myself back up with a good week at the East-West game, coming out here and performing well and throwing well at my pro day, that would mean a lot to be the first senior quarterback taken. That's saying something, especially with the guys that are coming out from the junior class, Matt Stafford, Mark Sanchez, Josh Freeman is a huge kid with a big arm and Nate Davis.