- Nov 29, 2004
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- Pompano Beach, FL
This is the most exciting report ive heard about the Dolphins since i heard we were going to trade for Ricky a long time ago. I was be more than thrilled to see the Fins take McPherson in the 2nd (if we get one) or 3rd round. I see him becoming a rediculous player in the future. Hey, even if he cant handle playing quarterback, he can be a really good wide receiver w/ his skills.The Dolphins were among five teams who scouted controversial former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson during his impressive individual workout at Southeast High on Tuesday.
Dolphins college scout John Crea was among representatives from five teams who watched as McPherson put on an athletic display that drew comparisons to the likes of Michael Vick and John Elway.
Whether that's enough for McPherson to overcome charges of stealing and accusations of gambling as an FSU student is another matter.
However, McPherson showed off a sculpted 212-pound body as he ran a 40-yard dashes of 4.52 and 4.59 seconds, a short shuttle of 6.78 and an astounding 40 Ã‚Â½-inch vertical leap.
That led at least one NFL assistant coach to say that a comparison to Elway might not be out of realm.
''He's probably a better athlete in terms of escapability than John,'' said New Orleans quarterbacks coach Turk Schonert, who split time with Elway during Elway's freshman year at Stanford. ``And John could buy time, so there's no question we're talking about an outstanding athlete. John probably had a stronger arm, but [McPherson] throws it very hard and they're a lot alike. They both throw everything on a line.
``They don't have any feel on the short stuff yet.''
Aside from the Dolphins and New Orleans, Jacksonville, St. Louis and the New York Giants attended the session at McPherson's former high school, where he became the first athlete in state history to be named Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball as a senior.