Posted: 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013
By Nick Chiamardas
The NFL Combine ended last week, which can only mean one thing. Pro days! Team across the country big and small will host scouts on campus to help draft eligible players exhibit their skills. Pro days operate similarly to the Combine. Prospects participate in agility workouts as well as individual and team drills.
Today’s pro days are: Alabama-Birmingham, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Minnesota, North Dakota State, Troy.
There isn’t likely to be anyone from any of these schools selected in April's draft but there are a couple of prospects that should land undrafted free agent (UDFA) deals.
TE MarQueis Gray, Minnesota: Gray was a highly touted quarterback out of high school and was even a member of the Army All-American team. He struggled at Minnesota bouncing between quarterback and wide receiver during much of his career. He projects as a tight end in the NFL given his size (6-3, 240lbs).
Gray participated in the Combine last week and was actually a top performer in the forty (4.73), the bench (15 reps), and the 20-yard shuttle (4.30). He’s intriguing due to his size and athleticism and a solid pro day should put him on the radar as an UDFA.
S Kejuan Riley, Alabama St: The small school safety amassed 21 total career interceptions at ASU. The three-year starter earned All-American honors his junior year and participated in this year’s East-West Shrine game. Should he make a 53-man roster, Riley should be asset on special teams.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more info from Trevor Woods and I on each pro day.