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Watch: J.J. McCarthy throws at Michigan football pro day

Michigan football quarterback J.J. McCarthy performed well at the Wolverines pro day and here’s a video if you want to see for yourself.



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Michigan football legend J.J. McCarthy was back in Ann Arbor on Friday to take part in the Wolverines 2024 pro day. A ton of NFL scouts, head coaches, general managers, and coaches joined him.

The Wolverines sent a record 18 players to the NFL combine, so there was plenty of reason for there to be over 150 personnel people there according to Matt Miller, a draft analyst for ESPN.

The Michigan football quarterback has been moving up NFL draft boards since the combine. In the latest mock draft from The Athletic, McCarthy was projected to wind up in Denver with the No. 8 overall pick after a trade. There has been talk of Minnesota trading up too but they were one team not in attendance. However, this is the season of smoke screens so it could mean nothing.

J.J. McCarthy’s pro day performance

As far as how McCarthy performed, according to Miller, who watched in person, it was a solid showing.

“JJ McCarthy throwing session lasted about 25 minutes,” ESPN draft analyst Matt Miller wrote on X. “It was clean—just two clear misses. He showcased zip and touch while hitting a lot of deep routes. He told me he wanted to show his touch placement and did well there. McCarthy has easy power and velocity.”

If you want to see McCarthy’s workout we posted it below. It was fun to see the greatest (college) Michigan football quarterback of all time back on campus. I love the smiley-face T-shirt and can’t wait to see where he ends up (still see him going top five).

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided where he has covered the Michigan Wolverines since 2016. With family ties to Detroit, Chris has been a Wolverines diehard since the day he was born and attacks every blog with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. Chris is also a Heisman Trophy voter.