Jake Rudock was 'the talk of Michigan's pro day'
Some might’ve assumed that Jim Harbaugh was blowing smoke when he said he thought Jake Rudock could become an NFL quarterback. The former Michigan signal-caller wasn’t invited to the combine and he was projected by many to go undrafted.
But after Michigan’s pro day on Friday, Harbaugh’s words reportedly gained some validity.
Those who witnessed Rudock’s workout said that he looked plenty skilled to the NFL evaluators:
QB Jake Rudock was the talk of Michigan's pro day. He had a lights-out workout today.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 18, 2016
Rudock’s combine snub, he said, was what fueled his pro day preparations.
It hasn’t been officially reported how accurate Rudock was completing his passes, but he must have impressed a few important people.
Jake Rudock says he has meetings lined up with the Lions and the Dolphins soon.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 18, 2016
Rudock was a key part of Michigan’s turnaround in his one year with the Wolverines. In his final five games, the Iowa graduate transfer delivered 14 touchdown passes and just two interceptions. He helped lead Michigan to a 41-7 rout of Florida in the Citrus Bowl and earned game MVP honors.
Though he still hasn’t hired an agent, Rudock is still training for the NFL like any other prospect would.
Perhaps Friday’s workout will give NFL scouts the same projection of Rudock that Harbaugh had.