Missouri TIgers QB Blaine Gabbert is expected to be one of the top two quarterbacks taken in the 2011 NFL draft but we won't see him put his arm on display at the 2011 NFL Combine this week. According to Sporting News, Gabbert's agent has confirmed that he will not throw at the Combine instead waiting for Mizzou's March 17th pro day.
This doesn't come as a complete shock because a lot of top quarterbacks don't throw at the Combine.
Working out at a pro day makes the most sense. At the Combine, you're likely going to be throwing to receivers you're not familiar with, on a field you're not familiar with and in an environment you're not familiar with. That could potentially lead to some errant throws that would negatively affect a player's draft stock.
On the other hand, a pro day is done with receivers you've been working with and usually at your home field in a comfortable (or familiar) environment. That's when you're more likely to be spot-on with a lot of your throws because you've made the same throw to the same receiver hundreds if not thousands of times.
So Gabbert's throwing session will come at the Tigers March 17th pro day.. You can expect a nice attendance at that one because it looks like it's between him and Newton to see who will be the top quarterback selected.