Having had surgery January 15th to repair his throwing shoulder’s AC joint, Jake Waters, QB, Kansas State, had plenty to prove recently at his Pro Day workout.
Two weeks ago, Waters graduated from throwing a NERF ball to tossing a regular football for the first time since surgery. His rapid progress during the rehabilitation process provided an opportunity to show his ability to NFL Scouts.
The workout consisted of nearly 40 passes and Waters felt good enough to extend the throwing period beyond the original 32 scripted passes and even uncorked a 50-plus-yard bomb to end the session.
“It’s huge,” Waters said. “It’s more the fact that my shoulder feels great. That’s the most important thing after throwing like that and being a little ahead of schedule. For me to feel the way I do right now is huge. Just throwing and showing all the teams the work I put in to see my progress post-surgery is huge, too, this close to the draft. We wanted to do this before the draft to give teams an idea where I’m at. And that’s what we did.”
Waters is one of the most accurate and efficient quarterbacks in Kansas State school history who led the Wildcats to a 17-9 record in his 26 career starts in two seasons. He holds numerous single season and career passing records for Kansas State.
“Jake has demonstrated that he’s a champion and a winner at all levels,” stated Craig Domann, NFL Agent, 360 Sports LLC. “He’s 75 – 13 win/loss record at all levels and he’s thrown for more than 17,000 passing yards. Jake’s mindset and football abilities are consistent with the quarterbacks that start on Sundays.”
To read more on Waters’ Pro Day from Bleacher Report, click here.
Below are videos of Jake throwing at the Kansas State Pro Day: