Scouts are wary of hailed improvements and once-in-a-lifetime performances at on-campus pro days, and you should be too. NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney breaks down how teams dissect pro day numbers.
While teams selecting in the top 10 are in position to nab potential building blocks, perennial playoff contenders like Baltimore, Dallas, Seattle and New England could use the draft to find cheap alternatives to expensive veterans. No club appears to be in better position to fill a key area of need than the Packers.
A broken right thumb discovered by NFL doctors just hours before he was to begin competing the the 2015 Combine limited Washington State's Vince Mayle during drills. The 6-foot-2, 224 pound Senior Bowl invite led all Combine participants with an average of 123.6 receiving yards per game last season.
Ever watched an offensive lineman run the 40-yard dash and wonder what -- if anything -- NFL scouts would learned from the test? Apparently, some scouts are questioning the validity of the workouts, as well and the league is considering altering the drills to make them more position specific.
January brought the all-star circuit, February had the NFL combine and March means it's time for the pro day portion of the NFL Draft process. NFL scouts and coaches will travel the country over the next month, going campus-to-campus to evaluate prospects in preparation for the 2015 NFL Draft, but some stops are more important than others.
With the NFL combine complete, the 2015 NFL Draft is only two months away as teams and prospects prepare for the Pro Day portion of the process. Draft Board 2.0 has several changes, but none among the top seven prospects, starting with Southern California DT Leonard Williams at No. 1.