Pro Days Play a huge step in the process of being drafted. Some players were hurt and couldn't show their talents at the NFL combine while other players simply hurt themselves during the NFL combine. The Pro day is the last chance for these players to show what they can do in individual workouts and drills. The players have the most to gain from their individual pro days this month.
Matt Barkley, Quarterback, USC - March 27th
USC's Matt Barkley didn't feel he was healthy enough to participate in the drills at the combine. He instead will work out at his pro day in a more familiar and controlled situation. With all the attention and importance placed on the combine, it makes a lot of sense for Barkley to take a different approach. During his pro day, Barkley must show some zip on his ball and that he's back to full health. The biggest concern facing his game is a perceived lack of arm strength.
Jarvis Jones, Linebacker, Georgia - Pro Day March 27th
Georgia's Jarvis Jones is one of a handful of players in contention to be the top overall pick in this April's draft. However, his decision to not workout at the combine makes his pro day all that more important. He'll need post a good 40-yard dash time in order to show his explosiveness.
Eddie Lacy, Running Back, Alabama - Pro Day March 13th
Lacy is a big-bodied running back who flashes excellent quickness. He has a chance to work his way into the back end of the first round if he runs a solid 40. A hamstring injury kept him from working out at the combine.
Andre Ellington, Running Back, Clemson - Pro Day March 7th
Clemson's Andre Ellington ran a 4.61 40-yard dash at the combine, but he suffered a muscle strain during the event. This pro day is important because Ellington needs to significantly improve on that performance. His success depends heavily on his speed.
Damontre Moore, Defensive End Texas A&M - Pro Day March 8th
The combine was a complete disaster for Texas A&M's Damontre Moore. His 12 reps on the bench press and poor 40 time raised a lot of questions. Defensive ends need good upper-body strength to keep blockers off their frame. They also need to be able to set the edge against the run.
Johnthan Banks, Cornerback, Mississippi State - Pro Day March 6th
The defensive back group had quite a strong showing at the combine. However, some, like Mississippi State's Johnthan Banks, didn't enjoy the expected level of success. His 4.61 40-yard dash supported the thought that he lacks good top-end speed.
Star Lotulelei, Defensive Tackle, Utah - Pro Day March 20th
Utah's Star Lotulelei was held out of the combine workouts because of a reported heart condition. This sent up a ton of red flags. Until this health scare, Lotulelei was in the running to possibly be the No. 1 pick in the draft.
Terron Armstead, Offensive Tackle, Arkansas-Pine Bluff -Pro day March 4th
Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Terron Armstead was the star of the combine after putting up impressive numbers across the board. This has created a lot of buzz surrounding his draft stock and potential upside.