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.
Edge players Vic Beasley (4.53), Randy Gregory (4.57) and Dante Fowler (4.61) put the speed in speed rusher Sunday morning. Their competitors among off-line of scrimmage linebackers, however, struggled in the 40-yard dash.
Following the biggest dud of a season in college football history, where USC went from being preseason No. 1 to finishing at 7-6, punctuated by a Sun Bowl loss to a middling Georgia Tech team, Lane Kiffin's Trojans kicked off their spring practice in search of a new starting quarterback and trying to adapt to a new 5-2 scheme under first-year defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.