TUSCALOOSA — One quarterback is training daily for the NFL draft. The other two are… not.
Former Alabama signal-caller Jake Coker blew away Blake Sims and John Parker Wilson during a passing competition at halftime of Saturday’s A-Day scrimmage.
Coker finished with 310 points after hitting all eight moving targets, including a dead-on bullseye from 35 yards out. He capped his performance with a 65-yard heave, which sailed higher and father than Sims’ (57 yards) or Wilson’s (56) efforts.
Sims (190 points) played for the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan RoughRiders last season before getting cut in September. Wilson (180 points) played four NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars between 2009-2012.
Coker, who was cemented as a permanent Alabama captain Saturday morning, is projected as a late-round pick or undrafted free agent in this April’s NFL draft.
“The way that Coker went about his business after he got the job back (in September), the way he finished off when everybody thought he’d be a liability; he became a plus for them,” draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr., said in January. “He made some great throws when he had to.”