We're not advocating these ESPN Sports Science tests translate into NFL success, but they do provide an interesting look at players and their unique talents across all major sports.
Prior to the NFL Scouting Combine, Alabama's A.J. McCarron and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater with through a series of combine-esque drills that gave McCarron a light edge over Bridgewater once the test had completed.
Using eye-tracking devices to identify target recognition and an "acclerometer" to determine the angular velocity of their release, the QBs made a series of throws from 10 and 15 yards.
On the 10-yard throws, McCarron locates, releases and threads the target in an average time of 1.3 seconds. He also hit 90% of his throws. For 15-yard throws, he hit 80 percent.
Bridgewater came away with the edge on velocity by recording the fastest throw measured by Sports Science all year. Bridgewater's 54 miles-per-hour throw was six faster than McCarron's (48).
This means nothing when it comes their success or failure as NFL quarterbacks, but it is interesting to watch nonetheless.
McCarron went to the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round, while Bridgewater was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the final pick in the first round.