Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo helped himself out a lot during the Wolf Pack pro day on Thursday. Fajardo went through 55-play scripted workout led by noted quarterback coach Steve Calhoun, and he completed 50 of those passed. Nearly a dozen scouts from the NFL and CFL were present were impressed with Fajardo's ability to make the needed throws at the NFL level.
Fajardo showed up looking stronger and with a better arm than the four-year starter possessed during his time with the Wolf Pack.
"I thought it went well," Fajardo told the Reno-Gazette Journal after his pro day. "The receivers did a great job for me. The running back and tight end did, too. It was fun to get back in Mackay and throw the ball around a little bit."
Fajardo is considered a top-15 quarterback, but in a very weak class. His pro day likely changed that result and make Fajardo a viable draft pick come April.
One thing that Fajardo has been working on his going under center, because he ran the pistol offense for Nevada which rarely saw him take a traditional snap.
"I feel a lot better," Fajardo said. "All offseason, that's what I've been focusing on is getting under center. If you turn on the tape, it's 100 percent gun. I didn't want to show too much gun today because that's on tape. I wanted to show that I could transition to an under-center quarterback."
That is an area that NFL scouts and coaches want to see from a player who rarely took snaps under center.
Fajardo will undoubtably be compared former Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick because the two went to Nevada and ran a similar offense in the pistol. That may help Fajarado get drafted as will the trend to the NFL wanted quarterbacks to be more mobile in the pocket.