While a lot has been happening around the NFL this week, with teams beginning the roster purge of high-priced veterans, positioning themselves for free agency next week, this week also started the annual Pro Day schedule around the country. Over the next several weeks, colleges will be inviting general managers, coaches, and scouts to their campuses to showcase potential draft prospects.
Monday marked the first day, with Minnesota, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Troy, Virginia, and Wake Forest all hosting a Pro Day. Minnesota featured tight end Maxx Williams and running back David Cobb, while Wake Forest showcased cornerback Kevin Johnson. Virginia's top prospect, linebacker Eli Harold, could be on the radar of a team looking for a pass rusher, especially in a 3-4 formation.
Tueday Pro Day:
New Mexico State
Sam Houston State
Auburn is the biggest name on the list for today, with 21 players taking part in the workout, including quarterback/cornerback Nick Marshall, running back Cameron Artis-Payne, tight end Sammie Coates, and offensive lineman Reese Dismukes.
Pittsburgh will feature offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings, who will be looking to prove he is more polished than his Senior Bowl showing reflected. He is projected as a first-round pick, but he is going to take some development before he reaches his full potential.
Northwestern is an intriguing school this year. While they will not get a lot of name recognition, there are several players from the school who could find their name being called during the NFL Draft. Wide receiver Kyle Prater and offensive lineman Brandon Vitabile headline the list, while safety Ibraheim Campbell could be drafted despite having to miss the Scouting Combine and Pro Day due to injury.
Wednesday's Pro Days will feature Arkansas, Mississippi State, Purdue, Texas A&M, and Weber State.