NFL Draft: Pro Day Tracker

NFL Draft: Pro Day Tracker

This article is part of our NFL Draft series.

, WR (6-0, eThis pro day tracker will record the results of pro day workouts leading up to the 2021 draft, identifying the players of note and the significance of their testing numbers. The oldest workouts are listed lowest on the page, with the most recent at the top. There will sometimes be delays between pro days and their entries appearing in this article because initial reports are often unreliable and we're trying to find official numbers that won't require retractions later.
 

The order of pro days is entered as follows:

Minnesota
LSU
Miami (FL)
North Carolina
South Dakota State
Michigan
Mississippi
SMU
North Texas
Penn State
Mississippi State
USC
Purdue
Alabama
Iowa
Missouri
Florida State
Colorado State
Memphis
TCU
Stanford
Louisiana Tech
Central Arkansas
Buffalo
Auburn
San Jose State
Illinois
Georgia Tech
Georgia
Kent State
Arkansas State
Oklahoma
North Dakota State
Clemson
Texas
Arkansas
Marshall
Maryland
Kansas State
Northwestern
Kansas

Minnesota (4/1)

Players of Note

Rashod Bateman (6-0, 190)

-Rashod Bateman (4.43 40, 36-inch vertical, 123-inch broad jump, 4.35 20-yard shuttle, 6.95 three cone) checked in 20 pounds lighter than his listed weight at Minnesota, which is at once significant but not necessarily damning – it just means he's a different type of player than advertised rather than a worse one. Bateman doesn't project for conventional WR1 usage with a frame like this, but his profile remains very clean otherwise. His production at Minnesota more or less kept pace with the high standards set by Tyler Johnson, but unlike Johnson there's athletic testing here that should allow Bateman to pose a consistent big-play threat. We might think of Bateman as a slower but more rugged version of Nelson Agholor, which should be a very good player in theory. Projected round: 2

LSU (3/31)

Players of Note

Ja'Marr Chase, WR (6-0, 201)
Terrace Marshall, WR (6-3, 205)
JaCoby Stevens, S (6-1, 212)
Racey McMath, WR (6-3, 217)

-Ja'Marr Chase (4.38 40, 41-inch vertical, 132-inch broad jump, 3.98 20-yard shuttle, 7.00 three cone) is one of the cleanest wide receiver prospects of distant memory, and his pro day results only made him more difficult to criticize. Chase checked in a little lighter than expected – 210 was more the thinking than 201 – but an athletic profile of 4.40 40, 40-inch vertical, and 132-inch broad jump tips pretty much every desirable theshold. Chase is younger than Justin Jefferson and outproduced Jefferson in the same offense in 2019. Sometimes it's best to concede the obvious. A downfield killer at LSU, Chase might apply to an NFL offense similar to someone like Terry McLaurin. Projected round: 1 (Top 10)

-Terrace Marshall (4.38 40, 39-inch vertical, 125-inch broad jump) can't catch Chase in the draft order but heads into the draft as a very strong prospect in his own right. Marshall quietly kept pace with Jefferson and Chase's standards of production over his three LSU seasons, albeit as the third option in the passing game when all three were present at once. But Marshall showed with his numbers why he was a blue chip recruit, and his super clean production makes him another easy evaluation. He's basically a cleaner version of Denzel Mims as a prospect. Projected round: 1-2 (Top 45)

-JaCoby Stevens (4.50 40, 42-inch vertical, 130-inch broad jump) is one of the top safeties in a weak safety class, and numbers like these might push him to the top of team rankings at the position. If Stevens goes as high as expected then he should be one of the primary rookie IDPs to monitor. Projected round: 2-3

-Racey McMath (4.34 40, 34-inch vertical, 124-inch broad jump, 4.5 20-yard shuttle, 7.36 three cone) didn't really produce at LSU but athletic testing like this figures to keep him on the late-round radar. Sub-4.35 speed on a 6-3, 217-pound frame isn't common. Projected round: 6-UDFA

Miami (FL) (3/29)

Players of Note

Brevin Jordan, TE (6-3, 247)
Jaelan Phillips, DE (6-6, 260)
Gregory Rousseau, DE (6-7, 266)

-Brevin Jordan (4.69 40, 31-inch vertical, 118.0-inch broad jump) had a disappointing pro day that borders on concerning. It's a light class at tight end beyond Florida's Kyle Pitts without many obvious candidates to jump Jordan as a result of his pro day, but it's time to reframe his expected draft slot. Undersized tight ends with middling-to-poor athleticism don't get drafted in the first round. Even the second round might be a stretch now. Jordan was a productive player at Miami and he's young, so there's still physical development to account for. That said, Jordan's weigh-in and workout will likely drive down his draft stock. He shouldn't be a priority in rookie drafts for dynasty leagues. Projected Round: 3

-Jaelan Phillips (4.56 40, 36-inch vertical, 125.0-inch broad jump) meanwhile made himself some money with his pro day performance.  The former blue chip recruit posted strong-to-elite numbers in each event, highlighted by a 40-time that compares favorably to other highly drafted edge players like Marcus Davenport and Dion Jordan, though we can dream on a better outcome for Phillips on Sundays. Phillips showed what he could do when healthy in his one season at Miami – he transferred in from UCLA – by racking up eight sacks and three passes defensed in 10 games. In a class that's light on top-end edge talent, Phillips may have just cemented himself as the first pass-rusher to go off the board in April. Projected Round: 1 (Top 15)

-Gregory Rousseau (4.69 40, 30-inch vertical, 115-inch broad jump) isn't the athlete Phillips is and will likely go second between them in the draft order, but Rousseau too is a candidate to go in the first round. A tall, edge-sealing end ideal for containment, Rousseau is good at sealing quarterbacks in the pocket and snaring them when they attempt to flee. Projected round: 1-2

North Carolina (3/29)

Players of Note

Javonte Williams, RB (5-10, 212)
Dyami Brown, WR (6-1, 189)
Michael Carter, RB (5-8, 201)
Dazz Newsome, WR (5-10, 190)

-Javonte Williams (4.58 40, 36.0-inch vertical, 123-inch broad jump) headlines a strong group of Tar Heels heading to the NFL. Williams has had some vocal proponents as the No.1 running back in the class after his dominant 2020 season along with a presupposition that he would crush his workout. What he turned in Monday was a strong workout, but not one that supports an opinion of him as the best in the class. For one, the expectation was that Williams would be at least 220 pounds, if not heavier. A mid-to-high 4.5 in the 40 would have been good at that weight. At 212, it's below average. And it's not a great sign that his loudest proponents' first reaction when the 40 times came out was simply "40 times don't matter for running backs." What? Williams is a good prospect, but he's not special. To borrow a sentiment from Mario, this is how the David Montgomery hype trains get rolling downhill. And we know how that ends. Projected Round: 2 -John

-Dyami Brown (4.46/4.50 40, 128-inch Broad Jump, 6.87 Three-Cone) continues to bolster his stock as a likely Day 2 pick. He didn't quite burn up the track like many expected, but his 40 time was strong nonetheless and his broad jump and three-cone scores were both strong and displayed lower-body explosiveness and good change-of-direction ability. Brown was an explosive downfield threat during his time at UNC, averaging 20.1 yards per reception over his final two seasons, a sample of 175 targets and 106 catches. While none of his testing was elite, he checked the boxes at his pro day and has the tools to be a downfield weapon at the next level. Projected Round: Mid-2nd to Mid-3rd -John

-Michael Carter (4.50-4.56 40, 3.98 Short Shuttle, 6.81 3-Cone) was an intriguing mid-round prospect entering his Pro Day and he put down some numbers that only help his cause. We don't see many sub- 5-foot-8 running backs (and Carter is an eighth of an inch shy there, so maybe that's nitpicking) but when we do, it's important to look at the density. Crossing the 200-pound threshold was important for Carter and he checked that box. Adding on, Carter had an elite time in the short shuttle that is in the same ballpark as Ameer Abdullah and Darren Sproles. His 3-cone would also put him well above the 80th percentile among running backs. Carter's elite short-area quicks and small-but-dense frame make him a viable mid-round pick who can be a solid complementary back at the next level. Projected Round: 3-4

-Dazz Newsome (4.59 40, 34.0-inch Vertical, 121-inch broad jump, 7.38 3-Cone) continues to plummet, unfortunately. Coming into 2020, he was at least on equal footing as teammate Dyami Brown. Newsome was coming off a 1,018-yard, 10-touchdown season at 10.0 yards per target season and was primed for another big year in 2020 but it never materialized. His target volume plummeted and his output suffered as he caught 54 of 70 targets for 684 yards and six touchdowns, with a 10-catch, 189-yard game with two touchdowns against Wake Forest doing a lot of heavy lifting in terms of his numbers. He was billed as a Day 3 option entering his pro day, and now there's at least some risk that he goes undrafted. Newsome needed to show some agility given his projection as a slot receiver and he did the exact opposite with a 7.38 in the 3-cone, which would be the worst mark among receivers with his frame in our database. Maybe he just wasn't well-versed on that drill, but his short shuttle (4.38) wasn't great either. Newsome's stock is trending way down. Projected Round: 6-UDFA

South Dakota State (3/26)

Players of Note

Cade Johnson, WR (5-11, 184)

-Cade Johnson (4.51 40, 35-inch vertical, 116-inch broad jump) posted what is more or less average athletic testing – nothing to move the needle either way. Johnson's testing is comparable to someone like Diontae Johnson, so if his skill component is strong enough then Cade absolutely has a shot to emerge as a viable NFL starter, though his frame and athletic traits more conventionally project to the slot. Following a highly productive career at South Dakota State, Johnson is on the top 100 radar and should prove a steal if he falls into the mid point of Day 3. Projected round: 3-5

Michigan (3/26) 

Players of Note

Nico Collins, WR (6-4, 215)
Kwity Paye, DE (6-2, 261)
Chris Evans, RB (5-11, 211)

-Nico Collins (4.43 40, 37.5-inch vertical, 125-inch broad jump, 4.32 20-yard shuttle, 6.71 three cone) had a strong pro day, one good enough to push him toward the top of this very strong wide receiver class. Collins was more productive than Donovan Peoples-Jones in the Michigan offense, and Peoples-Jones was promising in his first year with the Browns. With workout numbers like these, Collins showed that he has NFL tools to go with his standout skill set. It's hard to see why he shouldn't be compared to someone like Kenny Golladay. He's as good or better than Michael Pittman from 2020. Projected round: 2

-Kwity Paye (4.52 40, 35.5-inch vertical, 118-inch broad jump) has long been known as a standout athlete, and this testing verifies his status as such. He might be another Everson Griffen or something like that. Projected round: 1-2

-Chris Evans (4.44 40, 40.5-inch vertical, 127-inch broad jump, 4.14 20-yard shuttle, 6.56 three cone) capped off his strange Michigan career with an exceptional pro day, one good enough to probably get him drafted despite serving as Michigan's third-string running back in 2020. Evans landing in that role is bizarre given that he was Michigan's starting running back as a redshirt freshman previously, but athletic tools like these will likely convince the NFL to give him another chance, if only as a developmental prospect. Projected round: 5-7

Mississippi (3/25)

Players of Note

Elijah Moore, WR (5-10, 178)
 

-Elijah Moore (4.35 40, 36-inch vertical, 120-inch broad jump, 4.0 20-yard shuttle, 6.66 three cone) made a strong case for the first round with a dominant all-around pro day. Moore's production at Mississippi was strong to the point that there was no questioning his skill set, and after this workout there's now no questioning his tools. He's a top target in this draft. Projected round: 1-2 (Top 40)

SMU (3/25)

Players of Note

Kylen Granson, TE (6-2, 241)

-Kylen Granson (4.64 40, 36.5-inch vertical, 120-inch broad jump, 4.4 20-yard shuttle, 6.93 three cone) is on the outside looking in for draft prominence, but his testing here is solid on a frame not too different from the likes of Brevin Jordan or Irv Smith. Granson was a highly productive pass catcher throughout his career, too. Projected round: 5-UDFA

North Texas (3/25)

Players of Note

Jaelon Darden, WR (5-8, 174)

-Jaelon Darden (4.47 40, 35.5-inch vertical, 4.07 20-yard shuttle, 6.65 three cone) posted good numbers all around to supplement tape and production that graded about as well as anyone in the class. Darden still has an uphill climb to mainstream fantasy relevance as a small school slot receiver in a very deep class, and in a league where there's no shortage of slot receivers, but Darden can play and if he gets an opportunity all evidence says he's going to seize it. Projected round: 3-5

Penn State (3/25)

Players of Note

Micah Parsons (6-3, 246)

Jayson Oweh (6-5, 257)

Micah Parsons (4.39 40, 126-inch broad jump, 6.94 3-Cone) entered the year as the best linebacker in the draft despite opting out and nothing has changed on that front. Parsons turned in a dominant workout to cement himself as a Top 10 prospect in this class and one of the top defensive players overall. He has the potential to be a Devin White-level impact player right away. Projected Round: 1st (Top 15) -John

Jayson Oweh (4.39 40, 134-inch broad jump, 6.84 3-Cone) is a fascinating case study for the production vs. metrics debate. Even if you apply the pro day caveat, there's little doubt that Oweh is a rare athlete. To move that fast at that size is one thing, but adding elite jump and agility results helps make this one of the best workouts in recent memory. But does it end there? Is he just a workout warrior? He had zero sacks in his final season at Penn State. Now, he did have seven sacks in 13 games over his two previous seasons, but that lack of production begs the question as to whether he can channel his athletic gifts into actual on-field impact. His workout metrics will keep him in the first-round conversation, but the lack of production likely keeps him outside of the Top 15. Although, if Rashan Gary can go 12th overall, you have to at least leave open the possibility that a team reaches on Oweh, too. Projected Round: 1st

 

Western Michigan (3/25)

D'Wayne Eskridge (5-9, 190)

D'Wayne Eskridge (4.38 40, 8 5/8-inch hands, 35-inch vertical) was so fast on tape that somehow his 40-time feels like a bit of a disappointment, especially considering that the adjusted time on the Combine track would likely put him closer to mid 4.4s. That's not great when Eskridge already had a thin margin for error as an undersized receiver at an advanced age (24) for a prospect. Eskridge still has some skills and speed all things considered, but there needs to be a reframing on his likely draft slot. Maybe Eskridge is the next Richie James, which is something that likely won't fetch NFL interest until late Day 3. Projected Round: 6-UDFA

Mississippi State (3/24)

Players of Note

Kylin Hill, RB (5-11, 214)

-Kylin Hill (4.57 40, 36-inch vertical, 122-inch broad jump, 4.35 20-yard shuttle, 7.2 three cone) posted good numbers that should pair with good production to put him in the race for the top 100 overall in the draft. Hill showed standout pass-catching work in 2021 and has clear three-down ability, even if he's unlikely to emerge as a workhorse. Projected round: 3-4

USC (3/24)

Players of Note

Amon-Ra St. Brown (6-0, 197)

-Amon-Ra St. Brown (4.61 40, 38.5-inch vertical, 127-inch broad jump, 4.26 20-yard shuttle, 6.9 three cone) fell short in the 40, and probably sent his stock into late Day 2 as a result. St. Brown is very polished as a possession receiver and shouldn't be underestimated as a slot target, but there isn't nearly as much demand for slot receivers as outside wideouts. St. Brown should produce with an opportunity, but he might be in a surprisingly long line while he waits for that opportunity. Projected round: 3

South Carolina (3/24)

Players of Note

Jaycee Horn, CB (6-1, 205)
Shi Smith, WR (5-10, 186)

-Jaycee Horn (4.37 40, 41.5-inch vertical, 133-inch broad jump) totally killed it, torching every test and locking himself into the top 20 picks, if not the top 10. Projected round: 1 (Top 15)

-Shi Smith (4.43 40, 36-inch vertical, 123-inch broad jump) did fine work for himself, giving a solid athletic component to a prospect profile that featured quality production at South Carolina. Smith generally profiles as a slot receiver but his frame and athleticism were verified as viable on outside alignments as well. Perhaps Smith lacks star potential, but he looks like a guy who can provide quality reps to a lot of teams. Projected round: 4-5

Purdue (3/23)

Players of Note

Rondale Moore, WR (5-7)
Derrick Barnes, LB (6-0, 238)

-Rondale Moore (4.29 40, 42.5-inch vertical) put on a show as expected, though it was tarnished somewhat by his 5-foot-7 height. Moore was expected to be shorter than his previously listed 5-foot-9 height, but most were expecting 5-8 rather than 5-7. Moore was a largely unprecedented prospect to start with, and lowering him to 5-7 makes him more of a unicorn yet. While it's not good that Moore is that particular height, his speed and vertical explosiveness are rare enough that he probably deserves the benefit of the doubt, even if he isn't a true three-down receiver in the NFL. Moore is the type who might only need 750 snaps to make a fantasy impact. Projected round: 1-2 (Top 40)

-Derrick Barnes (4.57 40, 37-inch vertical, 119-inch broad jump) posted good numbers for his frame, and he's an interesting prospect for the fact that he played both defensive end and linebacker at Purdue. He's not a top prospect, but his versatility is unique and he has the athleticism to apply that skill versatility in practice. Projected round: 4-5

Alabama (3/23)

Players of Note

Mac Jones, QB (6-3, 216)
Patrick Surtain, CB (6-2, 208)
Christian Barmore, DT (6-4, 310)
Alex Leatherwood, OT (6-5, 312)

-Mac Jones (4.85 40, 32-inch vertical) confirmed he has the frame and athleticism to project sufficiently for starting in the NFL, but his throwing drills were evidently a slight disappointment. Even with that the case, Jones' production at Alabama was compelling enough to keep him in the first round, perhaps even the top 15. Projected round: 1

-Patrick Surtain II (4.46 40, 39-inch vertial, 131-inch broad jump) locked himself into the top 20 at the very least, and might even push for the top 10. His father was one of the top cornerbacks of the late 90s and early 2000s, yet the younger Surtain is much more of a blue chip prospect – bigger and more athletic than his father, who had to make his way from Southern Mississippi. High expectations are almost unavoidable. Projected round: 1 (top 20)

Iowa (3/22)

Players of Note

Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR (6-1, 181)
Brandon Smith, WR (6-1, 218)
Daviyon Nixon, DT (6-3, 313)
Chauncey Golston, DE (6-5, 269)

-Ihmir Smith-Marsette (4.43 40) is one of the top receivers in the draft in terms of production and tape, so this satisfactory 40 time makes definite his viability as a Day 2 pick.  He looks a lot like Stefon Diggs, albeit skinnier. Projected round: 2-3

Missouri (3/22)

Players of Note

Nick Bolton, LB (5-11, 237)
Larry Rountree, RB (5-11, 211)

-Nick Bolton (4.6 40, 32-inch vertical, 115-inch broad jump, 4.5 20-yard shuttle, 7.4 three cone) showed good speed in his testing, though the other areas fell short. Bolton's tackle production at Missouri is encouraging but in 2020 especially the team run defense was bad, and Bolton never showed a major backfield presence. He could still be an NFL starter, but he might have to go an oddball route like Danny Trevathan or some other underdog. Projected round: 4-5

-Larry Rountree (4.7 40, 30-inch vertical, 108-inch broad jump, 4.47 20-yard shuttle, 6.96 three cone) was a reasonably productive four-year starter at Missouri, which isn't something you see every day and presumably indicates a level of professionalism uncommon in college players, which should endear him to coaches. With athletic testing this poor, however, Rountree can't possibly profile as more than a backup in the NFL, if that. Projected round: 6-UDFA

Florida State (3/22)

Players of Note

Tamorrion Terry, WR (6-3, 207)
Asante Samuel Jr., CB (5-10, 180)

-Tamorrion Terry (4.45 40, 32.5-inch vertical, 126-inch broad jump, 4.47 20-yard shuttle, 7.11 three cone) didn't quite hit the marks hoped of him, but these numbers probably qualify as 'good enough.' Terry's top speed on tape looks a bit faster than this pro day 4.45 generally implies – perhaps Terry's velocity off the line is unremarkable, but when he really claims the runway he seems to be able to pull away from most secondary defenders. Despite how bad 23 receptions for 289 yards and one touchdown on 40 targets in 2020 might look, with a 57.5 percent catch rate at 7.2 yards per target he was actually above the brutal Florida State baseline of 57.4 percent completed at 5.7 yards per attempt. Terry compares objectively in a lot of ways to Denzel Mims, though worse testing and a bit of a knee injury history might send Terry into the third round. Projected round: 2-3

-Asante Samuel Jr. (4.41 40, 35-inch vertical, 124-inch broad jump, 4.09 20-yard shuttle, 6.98 three cone) posted numbers that are probably good enough to offset the drag of his light frame, though in the current NFL he might project better for the slot than outside for some defensive coordinators. Even in an extremely strong cornerback class, Samuel won't slide too far if he reminds anyone of his father. His athletic testing is amusingly similar to his father's – the elder Asante ran a 4.49 combine 40 to go with a 35.5-inch vertical, 120-inch broad jump and 4.14-second 20-yard shuttle. Projected round: 2

Colorado State (3/22)

Players of Note

Warren Jackson, WR (6-6, 219)

-Warren Jackson (4.72 40, 33.5-inch vertical, 123-inch broad jump, 4.51 20-yard shuttle, 7.71 three cone) unfortunately posted one of the worst pro days of the 2021 offseason, which is quite disappointing because he was a hell of a player at Colorado State. Jackson knows how to play wide receiver, but testing like this indicates he's unlikely to have the athleticism necessary for his skills to show up on the field. He's like a poor man's Hakeem Butler at this point and similarly might need to rebrand as a tight end, which could take years to complete even if it eventually works. Projected round: UDFA

Memphis (3/19)

Players of Note

Kenneth Gainwell, RB (5-8, 201)

-Kenneth Gainwell (4.47 40, 35-inch vertical, 121-inch broad jump, 4.46 20-yard shuttle, 7.26 three cone) checked in much shorter than his previously listed height of 5-11, and his testing numbers otherwise are only decent. Gainwell's production from 2019 was exceptional and his pass-catching abilities in particular are beyond question, but it's fair to worry at this point that he lacks the tools to be more than a rotational back with a passing down emphasis. In this PPR world that could very well turn out fine for his fantasy investors, but certain upside scenarios that seemed possible a year ago no longer do. Projected round: 3-4

TCU (3/19)

Players of Note

Trevon Moehrig, S (6-1, 202)
Garrett Wallow, LB (6-2, 220)

-Trevon Moehrig (4.52 40, 33-inch vertical, 4.19 20-yard shuttle) posted numbers that probably only qualify as average at safety, which might make it a little harder for him to stay in the first round as he is commonly projected. Even if his toolsiness is lacking, though, Moehrig's floor in this draft is high because he's identified as the chief contributor to TCU's smothering pass defense in recent seasons. Projected round: 2-3

-Garrett Wallow (4.65 40, 32.5-inch vertical, 122-inch broad jump, 4.12 20-yard shuttle, 6.87 three cone) is undersized at linebacker but showed good enough athleticism to earn a close look from the NFL anyway. If Moehrig was the lead contributor of the TCU secondary, then Wallow was the lead force in the front seven for TCU, doubling as their best run stopper and pass rusher over the last two years. Projected  round:  4-6 

Stanford (3/18) 

Players of Note

Davis Mills, QB (6-4, 217)
Simi Fehoko, WR (6-4, 222)
Paulson Adebo, CB (6-1, 198)
Connor Wedington, WR (6-1, 196)
Walker Little, OT (6-7, 313)

-Davis Mills (4.82 40, 32-inch vertical, 110-inch broad jump, 4.40 20-yard shuttle, 6.95 three cone) showed functional pocket athleticism, but his knee problems cast some concern over how he might hold up in the NFL. Aside from the knee problems Mills is one of the more noteworthy quarterbacks outside of the first round, as he was somewhat productive as a passer at Stanford and has a lot of prototypical traits. Projected round: 3-4

-Simi Fehoko (4.44 40, 34.5-inch vertical, 120-inch broad jump, 4.26 20-yard shuttle, 6.78 three cone) was generally productive at Stanford and tested well enough at the pro day, but his production gets an age adjustment penalty and his biggest 2020 box scores occurred after previous lead receiver Michael Wilson got injured. Projected round: 4-6

-Paulson Adebo (4.45 40, 36.5-inch vertical 121-inch broad jump, 4.13 20-yard shuttle, 6.69 three cone) didn't play for a great pass defense, but tools-wise he has standout traits to play at outside corner, and he intercepted eight passes in 22 games. Although he might slide a bit in a strong cornerback draft, players with his traits usually don't fall past the third round. Projected round: 2-3

-Connor Wedington (4.47 40, 38.5-inch vertical, 117-inch broad jump, 4.07 20-yard shuttle, 6.66 three cone) posted solid numbers at the pro day and might have kept himself in the late-round conversation in doing so. His production was generally not great at Stanford, though, so he isn't guaranteed much. Projected round: 7-UDFA

-Walker Little (5.3 40, 29.5-inch vertical, 111-inch broad jump, 4.59 20-yard shuttle, 7.44 three cone) could add a little weight but has solid workout numbers in the meantime. He might be in the hunt for a Day 2 selection despite the strength at offensive tackle in this draft. Projected round: 3-4

Louisiana Tech (3/18)

Players of Note

Milton Williams, DT (6-3, 284)

Milton Williams (4.67 40, 38.5-inch vertical 121-inch broad jump, 4.33-second 20-yard shuttle, 6.96-second three cone) wasn't exactly dominant in his Louisiana Tech career, but numbers like these should lock him into Day 2 of the draft. Williams' numbers are Aaron Donald-like, though Donald was much more dominant at a higher level of competition. Projected round: 2-3

Central Arkansas (3/18)

Players of Note

Robert Rochell CB (6-0, 193)

-Robert Rochell (4.41 40, 43-inch vertical, 133-inch broad jump, 4.08-second 20-yard shuttle, 6.84-second three cone) posted exceptional numbers at his pro day, confirming his status as one of the top cornerback prospects even in a deep cornerback class. It would be a mistake to call Rochell a sleeper, because he's more likely a top commodity. Perhaps his small school background keeps him out of the first round, but there is plenty of precedent for the NFL valuing small-school defensive backs. Projected round: 2-3

Buffalo (3/18)

Players of Note

Jaret Patterson, RB (5-7, 195)
Antonio Nunn, WR (5-11, 204)

-Jaret Patterson (4.59 40, 30-inch vertical, 117-inch broad jump, 4.35-second 20-yard shuttle, 7.03-second three cone) didn't have the best showing, which is unfortunate following a Buffalo career where he was a memorably productive player. Patterson would have needed something in the low 4.5s to have an obvious shot at Day 2, but his tape and production should give him a shot to hover around the top-100. Projected round: 3-5

-Antonio Nunn (4.50 40, 33.5-inch vertical, 120-inch broad jump, 4.32-second 20-yard shuttle, 7.12-second three cone) might warrant some more attention, as he showed decent testing numbers for a well-built frame. Nunn's production at Buffalo might look modest at a glance, but both his share numbers and efficiency were very strong the last two years. Projected round: 4-6

Auburn (3/18)

Players of Note

Anthony Schwartz, WR (6-0, 186)
Seth Williams, WR (6-3, 211)

Anthony Schwartz (4.26 40, 32-inch vertical 123-inch broad jump, 4.25-second 20-yard shuttle, 7.13-second three cone) was already billed as the fastest receiver in this class before he stepped to the line Thursday and he did not disappoint with a blazing (but unofficial) 40 time. Speed was his calling card during his three-year career at Auburn even if his career YPR (12.2) may not reflect that. Watch some of his film and you can see he moves at a different speed than anyone else on the field. His light frame poses some concern but he had no durability during his time on The Plains. Players like Will Fuller and Henry Ruggs have similar frames and athleticism, though to this point Schwartz isn't developed as a downfield target. If nothing else, speed like Schwartz's will intrigue teams and will be useful at putting the pressure on opposing defenses, even if he's more of a decoy early in his career. Projected Round: 2-4

Seth Williams (4.49 40, 37-inch vertical, 124-inch broad jump, 4.43-second 20-yard shuttle, 7.2-second three cone) had a disappointing junior season that hurt his stock, but he was regarded by most as at least a Top 10 receiver prospect entering 2020 and his workout should have him trending upwards. He's a big-bodied receiver that at least checks the boxes athletically. His 47 catches for 760 yards on 106 targets will raise some eyebrows in an unflattering way, but context matters as Auburn's passing game was clunky all year, completing under 60 percent of its passes at 6.7 YPA. Williams' physical comps line up with the Brandon LaFells and Brian Quicks of the world, and while that's not overly exciting, there's a good chance Williams can turn into a multi-year contributor as a WR2 or WR3 in an offense. His pro day helped his cause in our opinion. Projected Round: 4-6

San Jose State (3/17)

Players of Note

Tre Walker, WR (5-11, 178)

Tre Walker (4.59 40, 28-inch vertical, 113-inch broad jump, 4.47-second 20-yard shuttle, 7.75-second three cone) suffered a brutal showing at his pro day, tarnishing what otherwise was a promising late Day 3 profile. In a way the numbers are almost difficult to believe – Walker didn't look notably athletic on tape, but he's not a slug. Still, a skinny small school guy can't afford numbers like these. Projected round: 7-UDFA

Illinois (3/17)

Players of Note

Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR (6-1, 218)

Josh Imatorbhebhe (4.53 40, 46.5-inch vertical, 134-inch broad jump, 4.38-second 20-yard shuttle, 7.1 three cone) was known as a freak athlete before his pro day, but even so his jump numbers here are staggering. The vertical and broad jumps indicate singular vertical explosiveness, and although his production gets a slight age penalty (turns 23 in April) he was above Illinois' baseline the last two years. He might have a surprisingly good shot at Day 2. Projected round: 3-5

Georgia Tech (3/16)

Players of Note

Jalen Camp, WR (6-2, 226)

Jalen Camp (4.48 40, 39.5-inch vertical, 125-inch broad jump, 4.16-second 20-yard shuttle, 7.02-second three-cone) was identified as a toolsy player in Bruce Feldman's annual Freaks List and the wideout made good on Feldman's intel by putting up strong numbers across the board, and on a highly-developed frame. Camp figures to be one of the more interesting project wide receivers of this class, but with such strong competition at receiver it's difficult to see him going before Day 3. Although Camp was well above baseline in 2020, playing at 22 years old at the time  draws a slight age-adjustment penalty. Projected round: 5-6

Georgia (3/17)

Players of Note

Eric Stokes, CB (6-0, 194)
Azeez Ojulari (6-2, 249)
Tyson Campbell (6-1, 193)
Ben Cleveland (6-5, 343)

Azeez Ojulari (26 bench reps, 4.66/4.62 40, 127-inch broad jump) is expected to be the first Bulldog off the board in a class that's light on edge rushers at the top. There are questions about Ojulari's tweener size for some schemes, but his length, production, and athleticism all stand out. His testing was strong at the Pro Day, showing lower body explosiveness and burst. His long arms also help mitigate the questions about his size. Ojulari, who racked up 8.5 sacks in 10 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2020, is closing in on cementing his status as a late first-rounder. Projected Round: 1

Eric Stokes (4.25-4.29 40, 38.5-inch vertical, 128-inch broad jump) took a redshirt year as a freshman and ultimately developed into Georgia's best corner in 2020. The speed he showed on film was stamped with his blazing 40-times at the Pro Day, showing that the time he posted at his training facility in early March was real. Stokes possesses good length and projects to be an outside corner who can hang with No.1 receivers at the next level. His length, speed, and film should draw plenty of early interest, even in a top-heavy corner class. Projected Round: Late-First, Early Second

Tyson Campbell (4.39-4.44 40) was a five-star recruit coming out of high school who turned in a solid but unspectacular three-year career at Georgia. He has tools, as evidenced by his size and testing, but as scout Daniel Jeremiah said on a recent podcast appearance, Campbell has a lot of "blood on his hands" on his film as he allowed several big plays to receivers over the years. His performance against Alabama in 2020 stands out in that regard. He also had just one career interception. Campbell's raw talent and traits will be enough to get him drafted high, but there's still development to be done. Projected Round: 2-3

Ben Cleveland (4.85-4.97 40, 30 bench reps) talked a big game ahead of his pro day, saying he was aiming for the Combine Record for the bench press at 49 reps. He should have bragged about his 40 time instead – Cleveland's sub-5.0 times at nearly 350 is remarkable. Projected round: 2-3

Kent State (3/15)

Players of note

Isaiah McKoy, WR (6-2, 200)

-Isaiah McKoy (4.58-4.62 40) posted one of the more disappointing 40 times of the pre-draft process to this point. It looks like McKoy added some weight from his 182-pound listing from before the 2020 season, and if so that might have slowed him down. It might be better for McKoy to lose that weight and see if he can be the next Robby Anderson at his previous mid-180 weight. If McCoy can only muster 4.6 speed then even with his strong production he's unlikely to go before the 5th round. Projected round: 5-7

Arkansas State (3/12)

Players of note

Jonathan Adams, WR  (6-2, 210)

UPDATE: The newspaper article cited below had numbers contradicted by the pro day results posted by NFLDraftScout, so I'm retracting the first blurb and adjusting to the NFLDS post, which is more reliable. Instead of a 4.51 40 Adams was credited with a 4.59, and rather than 6-3, 220 Adams was measured as 6-2, 210. Adams might still be a better prospect than Omar Bayless and Kirk Merritt, but Adams is probably a late Day 3 type rather than a mid-round sleeper. Projected round: 5-7
 

-Jonathan Adams (4.51 40, 39-inch vertical) was credited with strong workout numbers for a wideout with his frame, which makes him an intriguing sleeper given his mammoth production in 2020. Adams at the very least appears to be better than Omar Bayless and Kirk Merritt, who went undrafted out of Arkansas State in 2020. If Adams' workout numbers are valid then he is uniquely toolsy, especially for someone with numbers like his. Projected round: 4-6 

Oklahoma (3/12)

Players of note

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB (6-0, 227)
Creed Humphrey, OL (6-4, 312)
Ronnie Perkins, DE (6-3, 247)

-Rhamondre Stevenson (4.63 40, 31.5-inch vertical, 112-inch broad jump, 11.49 agility score) didn't test terribly but he also fell well short of what was hoped of him. He's a big back with good balance and flexibility for his size, and his pass-catching skill set is convincing, but the tools aren't of a standout quality. Throw in some character concerns and I doubt he goes in the first four rounds. Projected round: 5-6

-Creed Humphrey (5.09 40, 33-inch vertical, 112-inch broad jump, 12.0 agility score) tested very well for a center and appears a strong candidate to go in the first round with convincing skills otherwise. Projected round: 1

-Ronnie Perkins (4.78 40, 32-inch vertical, 115-inch broad jump) had been generating first-round hype but with these weak numbers he ought to settle into Day 2 instead. Projected round: 2-3

North Dakota State (3/12)

Players of note

Trey Lance, QB (6-4, 224)
Dillon Radunz, OT (6-5, 304)

-Trey Lance didn't do any athletic testing, but his throwing drills drew rave reviews. Lance is toolsy as hell and possesses rare fantasy upside thanks to his convincing dual-threat abilities. He's a lock for the first eight picks. Projected round: 1 (top eight)

-Dillon Radunz (5.11 40, 32.0-inch vertical, 112-inch broad jump, 11.8 agility score) displayed standout athleticism in his testing, giving him a chance to stick at tackle despite shorter than ideal arms (33 inches). Projected round: 2-3

Clemson (3/11)

Players of note

Travis Etienne, RB (5-10, 215)
Amari Rodgers, WR (5-10, 211)
Cornell Powell, WR (6-0, 204)
Jackson Carman, G/T (6-5, 317)

-Travis Etienne (4.41 40, 33.5-inch vertical, 128-inch broad jump) enjoyed a strong pro day despite running at 10 pounds heavier than his listed college weight. For Etienne to run a 4.41 – perhaps a 4.45 if it were on the combine track – indicates that he might have been playing at Clemson with something more like 4.35 speed at the lower weight. Either way, Etienne can burn and he was a singularly productive running back in college. As a prospect he's in a class like Dalvin Cook and Jamaal Charles, and he is the best running back prospect in the draft as a result. Projected round: 1-2
 
-Amari Rodgers (4.51 40, 33-inch vertical, 121-inch broad jump, 11.48 agility score) was only average in his athletic testing, but his poor agility score seems noisy – Rodgers is a prototypical slot threat and his quickness doesn't seem to be in any question on tape. As much as his speed and explosiveness otherwise are only decent, the fact that he's running on such a stout frame gives him a bigger margin for error. His numbers would have been much more concerning if he were 30 pounds lighter, in other words. Rodgers' frame is so developed he was even working out at running back during the pro day, and it can only help if it allows him to get on the field more ways. Projected round: 2-3

-Cornell Powell (4.51 40, 36.5-inch vertical, 128-inch broad jump, 11.16 agility score) did well for himself and may have pushed for a spot in the first four rounds as a result. None of his traits are truly standout and his otherwise strong 2020 production is cheapened by the fact that he was a fifth-year player, but it's easy to look at Powell and see a potential glue guy. Projected round: 4-6

-Jackson Carman did not work out and indicated he would do his testing at a personal pro day later this offseason. At 6-5, 317 with 32.5-inch arms it was generally a poor weigh in for Carman, who started at left tackle for Clemson but might need to move to guard due to his poor reach. Projected round: 3-4

Texas (3/11)

Players of note

Joseph Ossai, DE/OLB (6-4, 256)
Samuel Cosmi, OT (6-6, 314)
Brennan Eagles, WR (6-4, 225)
Tarik Black, WR (6-3, 213)
Ta'Quon Graham, DT (6-3, 292) 

-Joseph Ossai (4.63 40, 41.5-inch vertical, 131-inch broad jump) is one of the top edge defenders in this class, and that was the case even before he posted numbers like this. At a glance it's difficult to see why Ossai shouldn't be one of the first defenders selected in the 2021 draft, and if he ends up with DE eligibility he could be one of the top IDPs of the class. Ossai posted 29.5 tackles for loss in his last 22 games and could be an impact immediate starter. Projected round: 1-2

-Samuel Cosmi (4.87 40, 30-inch vertical, 117-inch broad jump, 11.74 agility score) put on a legendary workout, and athleticism like that could make him one of the top tackles in the draft even with less than ideal arm length (33 inches). One could imagine zone-blocking teams fighting over the rights to Cosmi, perhaps in the first round. Projected round: 1-2

-Brennan Eagles (4.55 40, 36.5-inch vertical, 125-inch broad jump) is a big receiver and a former big recruit, but one who struggled to produce consistently at Texas. He showed enough tools on a big and heavy frame to profile as a late-round project despite his concerning production. Projected round: 7-UDFA

-Tarik Black (4.54 40, 40-inch vertical, 132-inch broad jump, 11.17 agility score) is a former top recruit for Michigan who at one point looked destined to outrank Donovan Peoples-Jones and Nico Collins. Injuries derailed his career after a promising freshman season, however, and eventually he faded before transferring to Texas for his final season. Black's stint with Texas was not helpful for his pro prospects, however, as he served in a backup role and caught just 10 of 24 targets for 240 yards and a touchdown. Black's pro day numbers were excellent, however, and it's possible that he just never really caught on at Texas in part due to the disrupted offseason. Athletic testing numbers like these will keep him in play for the sixth or seventh rounds, and if he sticks to an NFL roster we should probably keep an eye on him in case his former promise resurfaces. Projected round: 6-UDFA

-Ta'Quon Graham (4.89 40, 32.5-inch vertical, 113-inch broad jump, 11.99 agility score) was the lead interior lineman on a solid Texas defense, which lends some credibility to his anchor ability despite mediocre pass-rushing stats. His 40 time will give him a chance at Day 2. Projected round: 3-4 

Arkansas (3/10)

Players of note

Feleipe Franks, QB (6-7, 234)
Rakeem Boyd, RB (5-11, 213)
Jonathan Marshall, DT (6-3, 310)

-Feleipe Franks (4.61 40, 32.5-inch vertical, 117-inch broad jump, 11.38 agility score) put on a show, displaying wide receiver-like athleticism on a huge frame. Franks is probably a little taller than the ideal at quarterback and is over-aged as a prospect (turns 24 in December) but his production in college is surprisingly clean and tools like these can earn more leash than his present skill level might normally merit. A move to tight end in the future wouldn't be shocking either. Projected round: 3-5

-Rakeem Boyd (4.7 40, 32.5-inch vertical, 98-inch broad jump) was once on the late Day 3 radar but it's hard to see why a team would spend a draft pick on him after this memorably poor pro day. Projected round: UDFA

-Jonathan Marshall (4.88 40, 32-inch vertical, 114-inch broad jump) posted exceptional numbers and put himself on the Day 2 map as a result. The Arkansas defense was atrocious, though, and you'd hope a player as toolsy as Marshall could show a little more dominance in the box score. But with a nose tackle frame and gap-shooting speed, there could be a lot of developmental upside here. Projected round: 3-4
 

Marshall (3/10)

Players of note

Brenden Knox, RB (5-11, 215)
Josh Ball, OT (6-7, 308)

-Brenden Knox (4.67 40, 35-inch vertical, 112-inch broad jump, 11.58 agility score) posted mediocre numbers, but it's a typical outcome for a small school overachiever type like himself. Knox was a productive player at Marshall and has a good shot to stick around the NFL even if he has to go undrafted. Projected round: 7-UDFA

-Josh Ball (5.2 40, 27.5-inch vertical, 106-inch broad jump, 12.47 agility score) is a former Florida State transfer whose big frame and long arms (35 inches) could draw NFL attention, but the reason he left Florida State is a disturbing one and one that might tank his whole career. Ball was accused of violence toward women, leading to his dismissal from Florida State despite his prized prospect status. Particularly with the recent horrifying outcome of Chad Wheeler's career, teams might not consider Ball to be worth the risk. Projected round: 6-UDFA

Maryland (3/10)

Players of note

Jake Funk, RB (5-10, 204)

-Jake Funk (4.49 40, 38-inch vertical, 122-inch broad jump, 10.83 agility score) is generally an afterthought in this draft, but perhaps he shouldn't be. Funk posted good numbers over his Maryland career, generating 968 yards and 10 touchdowns on just 135 carries (7.2 YPC), and he might have broken out in a more noteworthy fashion if not for two ACL tears. Those injuries, of course, do not help his stock, but there seems to be some ability here. Projected round: 7-UDFA
 

Kansas State (3/9)

Players of note

Briley Moore, TE (6-4, 240)

-Briley Moore (4.66 40, 37.5-inch vertical, 123-inch broad jump, 11.61 agility score) is on the mid-round radar after a strong collegiate career split between Northern Iowa and Kansas State. His floor is rather low since he doesn't project for in-line functions, but he's arguably as good of a prospect as 2020 fourth-round pick Harrison Bryant. Projected round: 4-6
 

Northwestern (3/9)

Players of note

Rashawn Slater, OT (6-4, 304)
Greg Newsome, CB (6-0, 192)

-Rashawn Slater (4.91 40, 33-inch vertical, 112-inch broad jump, 11.93 agility score) displayed exceptional athleticism, arguably offsetting concerns about his smallish frame and short reach (33-inch arms). Slater isn't quite as good as Jedrick Wills from 2020, but he's a similar sort of prospect and might be the second offensive tackle selected after Penei Sewell. Projected round: 1

-Greg Newsome (4.39 40, 40-inch vertical, 123-inch broad jump, 11.16 agility score) was the best player on a smothering Northwestern pass defense, and these excellent pro day numbers make him a viable first-round pick even in a strong cornerback class. Projected round: 1-2

Kansas (3/5)


Players of note

Pooka Williams, RB/WR (5-10, 170)

-Pooka Williams (4.46 40, 31.5-inch vertical, 118-inch broad jump, 11.29 agility score) is an incredibly complicated prospect. His 170-pound frame isn't viable at running back in the NFL, he has a disturbing domestic violence charge in his past, and his right foot is apparently toe-less due to a childhood lawnmower accident. If the NFL can get past those things, though, there's no denying that Williams has a borderline superhuman ability to run away from people. His instinct for splitting the safeties is truly all-time stuff, and he could prove a dangerous slot receiver in the NFL if he gets the opportunity. Projected round: 6-UDFA

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