Former University of Colorado starting quarterback Sefo Liufau headed to Indianapolis hoping to prove his detractors wrong at the NFL Scouting Combine. There were questions about his accuracy, skill-set, mechanics and ability to succeed at the next level. Instead, after a poor showing, there are now questions as to whether he will be drafted at all.
There were 15 quarterbacks at the combine. When they ran through drills, Liufau failed to finish better than 10th in any event. His time in the 40-yard dash was 5.08 seconds. His vertical jump was only 27 inches. His broad jump was 105 inches. He completed the three-cone drill in 7.32 seconds. His 20-yard shuttle time was 4.45 seconds. In essence, he underwhelmed.
Perhaps the most damning performance was in passing, where he was perhaps the least accurate quarterback in Indianapolis. To his credit however, his hands measured 10 3/4″, which was far and away the biggest of any quarterback. So at least there’s that.
Liufau had a brilliant career for the Buffaloes, setting 98 school records. He has all of the intangibles to succeed, yet, so far, it just doesn’t seem like his skills measure up.