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.
NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney pulls back the curtain on the popular 40-yard dash to find NFL Network will use real-time clockings of 40-yard dash times for the first time in scouting combine history starting Friday.
Don't have hours to spend this week watching drills with guys in tight shorts? NFLDraftScout.com has you covered, identifying who will step up among the quarterbacks, who will run the fastest 40-yard dash time and the drill you probably haven't focused on that scouts feel is actually best indicator of future success in the NFL.
Scouts are used to seeing collegiate players make position switches in an attempt to spark NFL interest but the jump from quarterback to cornerback is a rare one. Nick Marshall, who previously played corner at Georgia, shook off the rust quickly and was one of several prospects who made a strong impression in the South Team's first practice.
As expected, Jameis Winston and Duke Johnson provided many of the highlights but with NFL talent all over the field Saturday night, scouts couldn't focus solely on the skill positions. In fact, from a scouting perspective, the most important performance may have been turned in by versatile FSU lineman Cameron Erving, a potential top 50 pick this spring.