03/21/17 - *Mitchell Trubisky, rJr/2017, North Carolina, 6-2, 222 (DS#1 QB) North Carolina Pro Day: Trubisky solid but not spectacular in throwing session...Continuing the positive momentum he created at the Scouting Combine a couple weeks ago, North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky completed approximately 63 of 70 passes during a scripted throwing session on Tuesday attended by an estimated 75 scouts representing virtually every NFL team. Among the big names in attendance were San Francisco 49ers' general manager John Lynch and Pittsburgh Steelers' general manager Kevin Colbert, two clubs potentially in need of a young quarterback. No NFL head coaches attended the workout. The Cleveland Browns, owners of the No. 1 and No. 12 overall picks and with a clear need at quarterback, were conspicuously absent. The club reportedly has a private workout already set up with Trubisky, an Ohio native.
Trubisky also has upcoming meetings scheduled with the 49ers, the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets, according to Pro Football Talk. Trubisky, a possible top five pick and NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated quarterback for the 2017 draft, elected to stand on his impressive Combine performance when it came to the measurable drills, which preceded a throwing session that one observer on hand for the workout characterized as "solid, but not spectacular." Trubisky started his workout with several short passes to the flats and across the middle with a "rusher" forcing him to move. The drill demonstrated the quick feet and balance that stood out on tape and wowed scouts at the NFL Scouting Combine with his 4.67-second 40-yard dash. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/21/17 - *Mitchell Trubisky, rJr/2017, North Carolina, 6-2, 222 (DS#1 QB) North Carolina Pro Day: As the workout continued, Trubisky delivered several impressive tosses down the field that showed off his touch and velocity. Despite throwing outdoors in gusty conditions, Trubisky was consistently accurate, though he did occasionally force receivers to adjust to passes slightly behind them. One clear exception, however, was a rollout to his right late in the throwing session in which he sailed a deep corner over his intended receiver. The 6-foot-2, 222-pound Trubisky is often knocked for his less-than-ideal 13 career starts (all in 2016) but he is surprisingly polished, showing a quick set-up and delivery of the ball, as well as the ability to throw from different platforms. As he was chased Tuesday, Trubisky showed off his improvisational skills, firing passes over the top, from a three-quarters delivery and even side-armed. There were several drops of catchable passes, lowering Trubisky's completion rate but overall it was a very solid performance, similar to the one he had in Indianapolis and what Clemson's star Deshaun Watson (one of Trubisky's top competitors) showed at his Pro Day last week. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/21/17 - KiAnte Hardin, So/2019, Minnesota, 5-09, 175 (DS#44 CB) Minnesota exonerates three players in sexual assault scandal...University of Minnesota provost Karen Hanson upheld the punishments of two football players for their role in the school's sexual assault scandal while clearing three others of wrongdoing on Monday. After hearing their appeals, Hanson ruled that defensive back KiAnte Hardin's expulsion and running back Carlton Djam's one-year suspension were suitable punishments. Meanwhile, she removed the one-year suspensions for defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr., running back Kobe McCrary and quarterback Mark Williams. The three players are expected to return to spring practice on Tuesday.
"These couple of months have been nothing short of a nightmare for me and I want to thank everyone who has reached out to me and shown nothing but love," Winfield wrote Monday on Twitter. "Today I have officially been cleared and I am excited to tear up the field for my brothers and my gopher fans." Last September, a woman alleged she was pressured into having sex with multiple football players at the university. Players who admitted to having sex with the woman said it was consensual. No charges were filed, but the university launched an investigation and a report from the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action department concluded 10 football players were in violation of the school's conduct code. - The Sports Xchange
03/21/17 - Baker Mayfield, rJr/2018, Oklahoma, 6-0, 210 (DS#3 QB) Baker Mayfield will practice this spring as Oklahoma assesses the fallout from the star quarterback's arrest in Arkansas last month, coach Bob Stoops said Monday. Speaking at a news conference the day before the Sooners were scheduled to begin spring practice, Stoops said any internal discipline for Mayfield won't be determined until the situation is "complete, every part of it." Police in Fayetteville arrested the 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist in the early hours of Feb. 25. They said Mayfield first walked, than tried to run away before being tackled by an officer following an altercation. Mayfield was charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest. "Very disappointed that Baker put himself in that situation," Stoops said in his first public comments about Mayfield's arrest. "As you know, it's still ongoing to we won't determine anything until it's been complete. He'll go out and practice tomorrow."
Stoops said Mayfield is "very hurt that he put himself in that position as well. I'm sure it's hurt him. It's embarrassed him. But he can overcome it and I'm sure he will as he moves forward." Mayfield, a senior known for his confident demeanor and outgoing personality, arrived at Oklahoma before the 2014 season as a walk-on after one season at Texas Tech. He assumed the starting job for the Sooners in 2015 and has led them to two Big 12 Conference titles. In 2015, he finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting after leading the Sooners to the College Football Playoff and was third last year. - AP Sports
03/17/17 - Justin Thomas, rSr/2017, Georgia Tech, 5-11, 185 (DS#67 RB) Justin Thomas knows his chances are slim to play quarterback in the NFL, so the former Georgia Tech standout hopes to impress pro scouts with his versatility. He got his first big chance Friday at Georgia Tech's pro day, running drills for NFL teams at receiver, cornerback, punt returners and kick returner. Thomas also wanted to show off his skills at quarterback, so several scouts got a close-up look at his release point, arm strength and accuracy. "I'm competing for anything," he said. "I know the game. Being a quarterback you have to know every position on the field anyway, offense and defense. Just having that experience will help out a lot."
At 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Thomas is likely too small to get a chance at QB. Another strike against him is spending his college career in a spread option offense that rarely throws the ball. Thomas is a good athlete, though. He averaged 4.8 yards on 504 career rushing attempts and became the first Yellow Jacket to pass for 4,000 yards and run for 2,000. Scouts clocked his 40-yard dash at 4.3 seconds Friday. "It helps," he said. "But I still have to go out and compete." The biggest adjustment has been learning how to field kickoffs and punts. Dropping into coverage at cornerback hasn't been too tough because of his speed and quickness, but Thomas might have too much to learn at the position with the NFL draft next month. - AP Sports
03/17/17 - Jessamen Dunker, rSr/2017, Tennessee State, 6-4, 318 (DS#8 OG) Tennessee State football held its annual Pro Day on Friday morning at the Indoor Football Facility in front of representatives from 23 NFL organizations and one CFL team. The onlookers included Titans head coach Mike Mularkey, as well as general managers Jon Robinson (Titans) and Jerry Reese (NY Giants). Ten former Tigers showed off their abilities in numerous facets, including strength, speed, agility and positional skills. Offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker and cornerback Ezra Robinson each participated in the Tigers event, fresh off their appearances at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. two weeks ago. Dunker ran the three-cone drill and the short shuttle (20-yard) on Friday; two skills he did not complete at the combine. The 6-4, 318 pound lineman finished in 7.88 and 4.9 seconds, respectively. Both times were competitive with times set by lineman at the combine. - Tennessee State football
03/17/17 - Jeremy Cutrer, Sr/2017, Middle Tennessee, 6-1, 170 (DS#22 CB) Middle Tennessee Pro day: Combine snubs draw scouts...Pro Day workouts are important for every aspiring NFL prospect but they are absolutely critical for those who went uninvited to last month's Scouting Combine. Middle Tennessee State cornerback Jeremy Cutrer is a perfect example. In front of a crowd of scouts that included three general managers -- Bob Quinn of the Detroit Lions, Jerry Reese of the New York Giants and Tennessee's Jon Robinson, as well as Titans' head coach Mike Mularkey -- Cutrer stole the spotlight from two prospects from Tennessee State who were invited to the Combine, guard Jessamen Dunker and fellow cornerback Ezra Robinson.
Officially listed by Middle Tennessee State at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds. Cutrer looked "noticeably thicker in his upper body than on tape" and was clocked at 4.52 seconds in the 40-yard dash with a 10-2 broad jump and 32-inch vertical jump, according to a source on the scene. Cutrer's agility and closing speed were apparent during positional drills. Scouts did not question the raw athleticism of the two-time All-Conference USA pick. Cutrer's intriguing combination of length, closing speed, ball skills and anticipation stood out on tape against Alabama and Missouri over the past two seasons, among other games. He was invited to the East-West Shrine Game following his senior season but was unable to participate due to a foot injury. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Jeremy Cutrer, Sr/2017, Middle Tennessee, 6-1, 170 (DS#22 CB) Middle Tennessee Pro day: Cutrer may have been a victim of the numbers crunch as the 2017 cornerback crop is incredibly deep. Cutrer was named a First Team All-Conference USA pick last season after recording 64 tackles and leading the Blue Raiders with 10 passes broken up and three interceptions. A year earlier, Cutrer was honored with Second Team accolades in his first season on campus, as the Mississippi Gulf Coast transfer broke up 13 passes (intercepting three more) and recorded 31 tackles over just nine starts. He is currently listed projected as a fifth-round value and the No. 22 cornerback by NFLDraftScout.com.
Cutrer need not look far for an example of a Combine snub earning an NFL draft pick. His former teammate, safety Kevin Byard, earned the first pick of the third round (No. 64 overall) last year from Robinson and the Titans after a similarly productive college career, eye-popping Pro Day workout and Combine snub. Some questioned if a lack of speed was the reason why Byard, a four-time all-conference pick, was able to record 19 interceptions over his career. The 5-11, 212 pounder erased any doubts about his explosiveness at MTSU's workout last year, however, clocking in at 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash, as well as registering a 38-inch vertical jump and 22 repetitions of 225 pounds. Byard played in all 16 games for the Titans as a rookie (starting seven times), recording 58 tackles and four passes broken up. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Xavier Coleman, Sr/2017, Portland State, 5-11, 190 (DS#36 CB) Portland State Pro day: The workout took place earlier in the week on the other side of the country but insiders are still buzzing about the performance that another Combine snub cornerback, Xavier Coleman, put on in front of 15 teams on Wednesday. The 5-foot-11, 189 pound Coleman -- a third team All-American pick in 2016 -- put forth the type of all-around performance that will almost surely get him high priority free agent looks, if not drafted outright. He was clocked between 4.46-4.52 on two attempts at the 40-yard dash and had a 40-inch vertical and 10-5-inch broad jump. Coleman also was clocked at 6.81 seconds in the 3-cone drill, 4.13 in the short shuttle, 11.40 in the long shuttle and recorded 17 repetitions on the bench press. Coleman, a two-time team captain, leaves the Vikings with 35 starts in his career, totaling 152 tackles, 32 pass breakups and nine interceptions. He is hoping to follow in the footsteps of former Portland State standouts currently in the NFL like Miami Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas and Seattle Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Ezra Robinson, rSr/2017, Tennessee State, 5-11, 189 (DS#30 CB) Tennessee State Pro Day: CB Ezra Robinson, Tennessee State: Robinson is a Michigan State transfer and also participated in both the Senior Bowl and Combine. The 5-foot-11, 189 pound Robinson also elected to stand on his Combine results, which included a 4.47-second time in the 40-yard dash, a 34-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 10-8. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Jessamen Dunker, rSr/2017, Tennessee State, 6-4, 318 (DS#8 OG) Tennessee State Pro Day: OG Jessamen Dunker, Tennessee State: Dunker, a Florida transfer and Senior Bowl participant, stood on his Combine numbers, which included a 4.98 second time in the 40-yard dash, 28.5-inch vertical and nine-foot broad jump. He was put through positional drills by Russ Grimm, the Titans' offensive line coach. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - *Chris Godwin, Jr/2017, Penn State, 6-1, 209 (DS#5 WR) Penn State Pro day: Penn State's pro day on Thursday was a showcase for wide receiver Chris Godwin, who met with the Steelers and Eagles after the workout. He impressed at the Combine with his testing numbers and didn't run again on campus, but he did run routes and catch the ball, looking good during positional drills. In Indianapolis, Godwin ranked among the top performers in the 40-yard dash (4.42), 10-yard split (1.54), vertical (36-inches), broad jump (10-feet-6) and short shuttle (4.00). Pass rusher Garrett Sickels improved his numbers in several areas at the pro day, including the 40-yard dash (4.81; 4.90 at the Combine) and vertical (33-inches; 28-inches at the Combine). - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Brandon Bell, Sr/2017, Penn State, 6-1, 233 (DS#23 OLB) Penn State Pro day: Linebacker Brandon Bell, who wasn't invited to the Combine, ran his 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds at 6-1 and 229 pounds. He also recorded a 32-inch vertical, 9-feet-6 broad jump, 4.32 short shuttle, 7.16 3-cone drill and 15 reps on the bench. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - *Mike Williams, rJr/2017, Clemson, 6-4, 218 (DS#3 WR) Clemson Pro Day: Possibly the most anticipated 40-yard dash on the pro day schedule, Williams elected not to run at the Combine, taking the extra time to train for the drill. He ran his 40-yard dashes on Thursday in the 4.55-4.58 range, depending on the stopwatch. Those numbers don't sound great, but they aren't bad considering what was expected. Williams' tape doesn't show a 4.4 athlete and his routes lack polish, which was evident during the workout. But he wins with his power, frame and catch radius. Overall, Williams, who opted not to participate in any cone or shuttle drills, solidified his status as a mid-first round pick and player expected to come off the board in the 10-20 range. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - *Deshaun Watson, Jr/2017, Clemson, 6-2, 221 (DS#2 QB) Clemson Pro Day: Watson center stage at Clemson...All 32 NFL teams were represented at Clemson's pro day to watch 14 prospects work out at the Tigers indoor facility. The main attractions were quarterback Deshaun Watson and wide receiver Mike Williams. Watson, ranked 16th by NFLDraftScout.com, is the No. 2 quarterback in the draft. Williams is the third-ranked wide receiver and 21st-ranked player overall. Watson stood on his numbers from the Combine and focused on his scripted passing session, receiving coaching from former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer. He threw close to 60 passes with eight incompletions, taking snaps from under center and showing off his mobility and footwork from different landmarks. Similar to his tape, Watson's ball placement was erratic; it's an area in which he needs to improve. According to many in attendance, it was an average workout and shouldn't change anyone's opinion coming in to the day. The Chicago Bears, who own the No. 3 overall pick, were well represented with head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace on hand for the workout. The Cleveland Browns own the No. 1 and No. 12 overall picks in the first round and are expected to heavily consider Watson with the second of those draft choices, but neither head coach Hue Jackson or chief decision-maker Sashi Brown were in attendance on Thursday. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - *Bucky Hodges, rJr/2017, Virginia Tech, 6-6, 257 (DS#6 TE) Virginia Tech Pro day: After setting a Combine record (among tight ends) with an 11-2 broad jump, leading all players at the position with a 39-inch vertical and recording a 4.57 time in the 40-yard dash at 6-6, 257 pounds, tight end Bucky Hodges opted to sit on his measureable numbers Wednesday, though he did show power and aggression in blocking drills, according to a scout on the scene, and caught the ball well. Receiver Isaiah Ford shaved a tenth of a second off of his disappointing Combine 40-yard dash time (4.61) and also caught the ball well. Hodges and Ford rank sixth and 15th, respectively, among their position groups. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Vince Biegel, rSr/2017, Wisconsin, 6-3, 246 (DS#11 OLB) Wisconsin Pro day: Linebackers Vince Biegel and T.J. Watt were also more than happy to steal the spotlight, faring well in positional drills attended by an estimated 65 NFL talent evaluators, including a strong contingent from the Pittsburgh Steelers starting with head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert. Green Bay Packers' general manager Ted Thompson, Seattle Seahawks' co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner and Cincinnati Bengals linebacker coach (and former New Orleans Saints head coach) Jim Haslett also attended the workout. Both linebackers largely opted to sit on their Combine numbers, though Biegel shaved approximately two-tenths of a second off his short-shuttle time from Indianapolis (4.30). Each moved very well during positional drills, demonstrating agility, balance and acceleration. Watt is currently ranked fifth among outside linebackers on NFLDraftScout.com's board, with Biegel checking in at 11th and a Day Three projection. Both are athletic and instinctive enough, however, to ultimately outplay these projections. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Corey Clement, Sr/2017, Wisconsin, 5-10, 220 (DS#12 RB) Wisconsin Pro day: Like at Western Michigan, the Badgers' top-rated prospect -- projected first round offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk -- attended Wednesday's Pro Day but was unable to participate much after recent hip surgery. Running back Corey Clement helped himself the most, recording a 4.55 second time in the 40-yard dash after struggling in this event (4.68) at the Combine. The 5-10, 220 pound runner also improved in his vertical jump (32-0) and broad jump (10-0) and caught the ball very well. Clement recorded a 28-5 vertical and 9-7 broad jump, respectively, in Indianapolis. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Corey Davis, Sr/2017, Western Michigan, 6-3, 209 (DS#1 WR) Western Michigan Pro day: Projected first-round pick Corey Davis was unable to perform during the Broncos' Pro Day workout as he is still recovering from the postseason ankle surgery which kept him out of the Combine. The 6-3, 209-pound Davis did attend the workout and spoke with scouts. Davis, the top receiver on NFLDraftScout.com's board, is the only receiver in FBS history with over 300 receptions, 5,000 receiving yards and 50 touchdowns scored over his career. Offensive tackles rarely earn the same attention as receivers (especially ones as productive as Davis), but right tackle Taylor Moton continued the positive momentum he'd built for himself at the Senior Bowl and Combine on Wednesday, starring during positional drills that were taken in by offensive line coaches from the Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals. The 6-5, 319 pound Moton is currently NFLDraftScout.com's No. 4-rated offensive tackle and is viewed as a solid second-round option. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Tyler Catalina, rSr/2017, Georgia, 6-4, 330 (DS#28 OG) Georgia Pro day: This is a relatively down year for NFL prospects at Georgia but you wouldn't know it based on the interest of NFL teams, with all 32 clubs represented Wednesday, including a massive contingent from the Atlanta Falcons that was led by head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The player who likely helped himself the most Wednesday was offensive lineman Tyler Catalina (6-4, 330 pounds), who showed surprising athleticism, recording a 31-inch vertical (which would have ranked second among guards tested at the Combine) and good strength with 29 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press -- a solid indicator that he possesses the power necessary to inside after playing tackle for the Bulldogs and previously at Rhode Island. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Dominique Reed, Sr/2017, Arkansas, 6-2, 182 (DS#112 WR) Arkansas WR Reed shows burst...After catching just 16 passes for 256 yards and two scores as a senior it was not a surprise that wideout Dominique Reed was not invited to the NFL Combine, but the 6-foot-2, 175 pass-catcher certainly turned heads during his Pro Day workout on Wednesday. Reed showed rare explosiveness with a 4.38 second 40-yard dash, 40-inch vertical and 11-foot, 4-inch broad jump, which would have led all receivers tested in Indianapolis in 2017. Reed's speed would have placed him third among receivers invited to the Combine this year, behind Washington's John Ross (4.22) and Ohio State's Curtis Samuel (4.31). Reed's vertical jump also would have been good for third among all pass-catchers, behind Texas A&M's Speedy Noil (43-5) and Georgia State's Robert Davis (41-0). Reed is currently ranked 110th on NFLDraftScout.com's board but if teams are convinced that the scary neck injury he suffered at the end of his junior season is OK, he could earn late-round or at least strong free-agent consideration based on these numbers. Tight end Jeremy Sprinkle also had a strong performance, clocking in the mid-4.5s in the 40-yard dash after recording a 4.69 at 6-5, 262 pounds in Indianapolis. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/17 - Freddie Burden, rSr/2017, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 299 (DS#11 C) Freddie Burden's been restless and he figures to be half happy/half nuts at Georgia Tech's Pro Day on Friday. With an NFL career in the offing, the Yellow Jackets' center broke his right fibula in the third quarter of the TaxSlayer Bowl on Dec. 31 and following surgery soon thereafter, he began rehabilitation. He's walking again, but can't run yet, and when NFL scouts, coaches and team officials gather Friday at the John & Mary Brock practice facility, he won't be able to participate in much of the activities. At least he'll get to talk to professionals for the first time. "I'll do all the measurables: height, weight, arm length, hand size, and I will bench press," he said. "As far as running and jumping, I think in May, I'll be up and running ... [NFL officials] have really been just in touch with my agent up to now. Everybody kind of wants to know when I'll be healthy. "I hate it that I'm not going to be able to show my athletic ability, but I know everything happens for a reason. I think I have a lot of good film."
Starting 38 of his final 39 games at Tech, Burden built a nice reputation. He was honorable mention all-ACC in 2014 and, last season, ACC coaches tabbed him to the conference's third team. ESPN.com named him first-team all-ACC, the only center from the league to earn such honors. He won't run the 40-yard dash Friday, nor do cone drills or any other agility drills. The thought of that has kind of messed with his mind. "It does, it really does. You can't do much of anything but sit around and think about life," Burden said. "You talk to your mentors, your parents, your friends, teammates. "My mom and my brother have been encouraging me the whole time. They've been keeping me positive, knowing that God has a space for me. If I'm meant to play in the NFL, I'll play in the NFL." - Matt Winkeljohn, Georgia Tech Football
03/17/17 - Zach Pascal, rSr/2017, Old Dominion, 6-2, 219 (DS#54 WR) Old Dominion University Football held its annual Pro Day at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex on Friday morning. Former Monarchs Zach Pascal, Rashaad Coward, TJ Ricks, David Washington, Anthony Wilson, Shadow Williams and Aaron Young worked out in front of approximately 20 teams. "In eight years of doing the pro day this is the most talented group overall we have had perform. We had seven seniors participate today and all were key contributors to our 10-3 season and bowl win," ODU Head Coach Bobby Wilder said. "As we tell our seniors, their resume for the NFL is their video from the past four years. Today was about the 22 scouts in attendance getting to work with them individually on specific drills that each team uses to evaluate prospects." The NFL Draft will take place Thursday April 27-Saturday April 29. - Old Dominion Football
03/17/17 - Pharaoh Brown, rSr/2017, Oregon, 6-6, 255 (DS#18 TE) Fourteen former Oregon football players participated in Pro Day on Thursday afternoon in the Moshofsy Center, including 12 from the 2016 squad, running through drills and showcasing their talents in front of roughly 32 pro scouts ahead of next month's NFL Draft (April 27-29). Tight end Pharaoh Brown's workout was the most anticipated of the day. Brown did not participate in the bench press after pushing up 24 reps at the NFL Combine, the most among tight ends, but he did run the majority of the remaining drills. He topped out at 4.78 seconds in the 40-yard dash, looking smooth and healthy in his stride throughout the day, and also posted a time of 4.47 in the 20-yard shuttle and 7.24 in the three-cone drill. "I feel like I ran pretty well," Brown said. "I just ran as fast as I could. I'm just a football player, not a workout guy, so I just run what I run. I'm never going to run a 40 again after this process, so just to get that over with and have it go well is a good feeling. I just wanted to get out there and compete and do the best I could." - Oregon Football
03/17/17 - Wes Lunt, rSr/2017, Illinois, 6-4, 222 (DS#19 QB) A total of 19 former Fighting Illini football players took part in Illinois' annual NFL Pro Day Thursday morning, March 16, at the Illinois Football Performance Center and Irwin Indoor Practice Center in front of scouts representing 31 NFL teams. Taking part in Thursday's workouts were 16 seniors from the 2016 Fighting Illini – Rob Bain, Chunky Clements, Ryan Frain, Zach Grant, Justin Hardee, Ainslie Johnson, Wes Lunt, Michael Martin, Darius Mosely, Hardy Nickerson, Carroll Phillips, Gimel President, Dawuane Smoot, Austin Schmidt, Joe Spencer and Tyler White – plus three from previous years – V'Angelo Bentley, Chris Boles and Cameron Tucker. - Illinois Football