Former Broncos show their stuff for NFL scouts

Former Broncos show their stuff for NFL scouts

Credit: Jay Tust/KTVB

Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama

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by Jay Tust

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Posted on January 25, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 9:15 AM

MOBILE, Alabama -- Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama - the site of the 2012 Senior Bowl and college football's biggest all-star event of the season.

After strong showers hit the area Tuesday, Monday's elements were nearly perfect.  Temperatures in the low 70's, and a nice crisp breeze to cool down the 100's of NFL scouts in attendance.

Five Boise State players are in attendance this week breaking a school record.  On the offensive side of the ball, Kellen Moore is joined by Doug Martin. On the defensive side, Shea McClellin, Billy Winn and George Iloka are all looking to wow professional scouts.

All eyes on these guys.  Wednesday, the winning-est quarterback in NCAA history continued to prove his naysayers wrong.  Sure, Kellen did struggle with his accuracy a bit early on, but the closer they got to game speed, the better he performed.

In 7-on-7's, he hit on 2-of-3 passes - including a check down to Martin - his former college teammate.

When it was time for "team" or 11-on-11, Kellen fired a beautiful deep out towards the sideline - something his doubters have been saying he doesn't have the arm strength to do.

After practice was over, Eagles assistant Juan Castillo complimented Kellen's "mindset," adding he loved the way the QB got rid of the ball. A Canadian Football League scout also chimed in telling Kellen he has beautiful mechanics and wanted remind the "Pride of Prosser" that heading north of the border is an option as well.

Finally, after Moore's interview on the NFL Network was done, KTVB's Jay Tust had a chance to catch up with the signal-caller who says he's just enjoying the process.

"The faces of the NFL all around you, and you just kinda take it step by step and enjoy each step of the way," said Kellen. "It's been good. It's been a lot of fun. Certainly they kinda throw you in a fish bowl. All of us come from different offenses, programs. We try to quickly get to know each other and develop a little bit of timing."

Now that timing is a big deal to Kellen.  Throughout his career, that "timing" he developed in BSU offense is what made him so good.

Working with a completely unfamiliar group of receivers right now, Kellen said that things are starting to click better.

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