LSU QB Zach Mettenberger had successful ACL surgery today; should be on track for a late April/early May Pro Day. Intriguing prospect
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 2, 2014
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger had successful ACL surgery today (Thursday) after sustaining the injury late in the season. According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, Mettenberger should be able to have a pro day before the 2014 NFL Draft. Along with Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, Mettenberger was able to lead a relatively high powered offense through the air for the Bayou Bengals this season before the injury.
Mettenberger is not a player relies on speed, but he is not the complete immobile statue some have painted him. If he is not 100% by the time the NFL season rolls around, he should still be able to function as long as he trusts it. It remains to be seen what kind of an impact this ACL injury would have, but there was a good chance Mettenberger was going to be drafted as a developmental quarterback with the idea that he would sit early anyway, so it might be minimal.
Mettenberger has a strong arm and the size many teams like, but his footwork is inconsistent. He has shown he can operate quickly when he wants to and demonstrate the ability to set up and make throws. The problem is it does not happen consistently and there are times when his footwork becomes a big issue and leads to bad throws.