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Official 2014 Pro Days Thread

Think we really need a thread for this. Post any articles/news updates related to college pro days here.
  • mayo49
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Johnny Football's pro day is tomorrow.

Here's the pro day schedule.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2014/story/_/id/10384509/notable-pro-day-workouts-2014
[ Edited by mayo49 on Mar 26, 2014 at 3:17 PM ]
Indiana's Pro Day was today: http://blogs.nfl.com/2014/03/26/cody-latimer-of-indiana-still-healing-but-does-run-4-44-40/

Cody Latimer, WR (6-foot-2 5/8, 215 pounds) â€" Due to a broken bone in his foot, Latimer was only able to run straight ahead and did not participate in any positional drills. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 and 4.45 seconds. He also had a 39-inch vertical jump. Latimer was at the NFL Scouting Combine, but only competed in the bench press (in which he led his position group with 23 reps of 225 pounds). Latimer does not have a target date for another workout before the 2014 NFL Draft.


While some places project Latimer to be a 4th-5th round pick, I actually grade out Latimer in my top 10 receivers (I have him as my 9th best WR) currently, slotting him as a high 3rd round talent. If you saw him perform against Dennard, he beat him one on one several times and showed what I believe to be major potential. His QB may not have been able to get him the ball on all those plays, but individually he was a matchup problem. Physically, he has off the charts measurables, but I am less concerned with that than I am with the fact that he won battles against arguably the top CB prospect in the nation.
Today will be big in determining if Johnny Manziel goes in the 1st round or not:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000337185/article/five-things-scouts-will-focus-on-during-johnny-manziels-pro-day
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NFLN will be airing Manziels full workout starting at 8:30am PST.
i ran a 1.6 forty at my pro day yesterday---didnt see trent baalke there though
Pro Day Notes from the last few days:

CB Kendall James: http://blogs.nfl.com/2014/03/24/kendall-james-of-maine-looks-like-third-day-draft-pick/

By Gil Brandt |

Published: March 24th, 2014 | Tags: Kendall James, Maine

Representatives from eight NFL teams were at Maine’s pro day on Monday to check out cornerback Kendall James go through a workout indoors on FieldTurf.

James (5-foot-10 1/2, 184 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 and 4.42 seconds. He also had a 10-foot broad jump. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. James had a good pro-day positional workout, displaying good recovery speed and instincts. He is a likely third-day selection (fifth- or sixth-rounder) in the 2014 NFL Draft.


CB Ross Cockrell: http://blogs.nfl.com/2014/03/26/ross-cockrell-impressive-at-dukes-pro-day/

By Gil Brandt |

Published: March 26th, 2014 | Tags: Duke, Ross Cockrell

Representatives from 23 NFL teams were present for Duke’s pro day on Wednesday, where five players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Duke had one player who was at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Ross Cockrell, CB (5-foot-11 3/4, 190 pounds) â€" Cockrell ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 and 4.50 seconds. He did the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.92 seconds. He had a 39-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-5 broad jump. He performed 12 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Cockrell had a really good workout. He was very smooth and fluid in coverage, with the only negative being that he dropped two possible interceptions in the drills.
Manziel reportedly dominated his Pro Day -- and in pads, too. I think he moved back into the 1st round on my board.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000337482/article/johnny-manziel-shines-in-proday-workout

Manziel completed 61 of 64 passes Thursday at Texas A&M's indoor facility. He had one blemish with a throw that was too low, but was otherwise on target with just about every throw. One throw was caught out of bounds and the other incompletion was a drop.

Mayock compared Manziel's arm strength with the other top quarterback prospects in this year's draft -- Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater -- and said Manziel's arm was at least as strong as Bortles' and looks stronger than Bridgewater's. Mayock raved about Manziel's competitiveness and said Manziel confirmed that he can make every throw mechanically.
I think most people take Pro Days with a grain a salt....but in the context of what they are (scripted, vs. air, etc.), and compared to what the other "annointed" QBs did in their recent Pro Days, Manziel's is probably the most impressive I've ever seen. I thought he looked especially good on deep throws where he let the receiver run under it, and deep verticals where he dropped right against the sideline where his guy catches it or it's incomplete.

Granted, I'm not a draft junkie, but I'll watch some here and there and/or listen to various analysts give their opinion. And it's gotta say something that he came out in helmet + pads...something I've always wondered why they don't do that at the combine. Anyway, when you look at the entire body of work, Pro Day, Combine, plus his game film, I'd be shocked if he's not gone in the top half of the 1st round.
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Niners Nation ‏@NinersNation

Per Texas A&M SID, only Bears and Browns not at Pro Day. So, 49ers had someone there to check out him and Evans
Originally posted by DelCed2486:
I think most people take Pro Days with a grain a salt....but in the context of what they are (scripted, vs. air, etc.), and compared to what the other "annointed" QBs did in their recent Pro Days, Manziel's is probably the most impressive I've ever seen. I thought he looked especially good on deep throws where he let the receiver run under it, and deep verticals where he dropped right against the sideline where his guy catches it or it's incomplete.

Granted, I'm not a draft junkie, but I'll watch some here and there and/or listen to various analysts give their opinion. And it's gotta say something that he came out in helmet + pads...something I've always wondered why they don't do that at the combine. Anyway, when you look at the entire body of work, Pro Day, Combine, plus his game film, I'd be shocked if he's not gone in the top half of the 1st round.

Timing,accuracy, and footwork were smooth too. That was really what I was most impressed with. It was nice to see him throwing 50 yards bombs on roll outs though.
Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by DelCed2486:
I think most people take Pro Days with a grain a salt....but in the context of what they are (scripted, vs. air, etc.), and compared to what the other "annointed" QBs did in their recent Pro Days, Manziel's is probably the most impressive I've ever seen. I thought he looked especially good on deep throws where he let the receiver run under it, and deep verticals where he dropped right against the sideline where his guy catches it or it's incomplete.

Granted, I'm not a draft junkie, but I'll watch some here and there and/or listen to various analysts give their opinion. And it's gotta say something that he came out in helmet + pads...something I've always wondered why they don't do that at the combine. Anyway, when you look at the entire body of work, Pro Day, Combine, plus his game film, I'd be shocked if he's not gone in the top half of the 1st round.

Timing,accuracy, and footwork were smooth too. That was really what I was most impressed with. It was nice to see him throwing 50 yards bombs on roll outs though.


Yeah, even his deep 7-step drops he was quick with his feet without rushing it, seemed very fluid. I didn't watch the whole thing, but out of the ~25 throws I watched, he took all of them from under center, not one shotgun or pistol snap. Who knows, maybe he doesn't pan out and is out of the league in a few years, but at this point if my team were in the market for a QB I'd be hoping for Manziel.
[ Edited by DelCed2486 on Mar 27, 2014 at 1:04 PM ]
With so many teams in the top 10 still looking for a franchise QB, I think it's pretty reasonable to think that at least one of them will have Manziel very high on its board. There are 4 presumed "1st round" QBs: Bridgewater, Bortles, Carr, and Manziel.

Teams in the Top 10 that are looking for QBs?: Houston, Jacksonville, Oakland, Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, and even Buffalo has expressed interest in getting another QB (which I think is a mistake -- maybe there's something I don't know, but I wouldn't give up on Manuel after one year).

That's seven teams who could take one of the four QBs. I think at least three go in the top 10.
houston should draft derrick carr lololololololololol
Looks like the 49ers weren't interested in anyone at Washington's pro day. They were not listed among teams in attendance: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfl-draft-scout/24511502/pro-days-qb-keith-price-is-right-at-washington-workout