Raiders staff attends rusty Zach Mettenberger pro day

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders met with Zach Mettenberger before his pro day on Tuesday night according to NFL Network's Albert Breer,

Afterwards, Raiders' offensive coordinator Greg Olson and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo stuck around to watch Mettenberger's pro day. The highly anticipated event was the first opportunity for the public to watch Mettenberger throw since he tore his ACL and MCL on November 29th.

According to LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, Mettenberger has healed quickly. "I'm not saying he's Adrian Peterson, but he's going to be close," Cameron said. "With technology today and you add his work ethic, he may be one of those guys who's better off and has more knee stability now."

Because of his "miraculous" recovery, Mettenberger was expected to perform well Wednesday. USA Today's Jim Corbett was confident that Mettenberger would impress: "There are going to be a lot of jaws that drop with what he puts up there on the field."

But despite high expectations, Mettenberger did not amaze. In fact, he was mad at his performance.

Mettenberger is known for his rocket arm. But on Wednesday, it was his arm, not his knee that failed him.

In my scouting report on Zach Mettenberger, the two biggest concerns I found were his poor accuracy and pocket presence. But even without a pass rush, Mettenberger struggled to hit his targets throwing an unofficial 15 incompletions.

LSU's pro day was Mettenberger's first and final chance to impress teams after he tore his ACL and MCL in November. While he was expected to perform well, he failed to impress and was very inaccurate. If Mettenberger cannot consistently hit wide receivers without a pass rush, how is he going to throw accurately in a game? That's the question NFL teams are asking themselves.

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