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Friday's pro-day recap: Kevin White, Sean Mannion shine

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The NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, and the calendar flipping over to March means only one thing on the road to the 2015 NFL Draft: pro days. College Football 24/7 will be your one-stop shop for information on workouts from Alabama to Yale and everybody in between.


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Here's a look at the key takeaways from Friday's pro day action.

West Virginia: Scouts line up to see White

Big draw: WR Kevin White
Don't forget: OL Quinton Spain
Notable attendees: All 32 teams sent at least one representative to the workout, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reported.
The skinny: It was no surprise to see a ton of interest in the Mountaineers with White, a potential top-five pick, in action. He looked smooth during pass-catching drills (he stood on his NFL Scouting Combine test results), despite one drop. However, fellow wide receiver Mario Alford stole the show though with a 4.27 in the 40-yard dash. DE Shaquille Riddick posted a vertical jump of 36 inches. Spain appeared to move well during drills.

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Oregon State: Mannion states his case

Big draw: QB Sean Mannion
Don't forget: CB Steven Nelson
Notable attendees: Titans GM Ruston Webster, New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan, Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider, Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht, reps from all 32 teams.
The skinny: In contrast to Marcus Mariota's pro-day showing Thursday, Mannion impressed observers with a throwing session that allowed him to show off his ability to make all the throws. Though he didn't complete every pass, the signal-caller was only off on a handful of throws and spun the ball well. On the flip side, Nelson looked fluid during defensive back drills and ran the 40 in 4.49 and 4.54 seconds before standing on the rest of his combine numbers. DE Dylan Wynn reportedly put up a very impressive 43 reps on the bench press and was worked out at fullback as well.

Ohio State: Heuerman helps himself

Big draw: WR Devin Smith
Don't forget: DT Michael Bennett
Notable attendees: Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert, Vikings GM Rick Spielman, Lions GM Martin Mayhew and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis were among those in attendance. All 32 teams sent at least one representative to the event.
The skinny: As expected, Smith took part in the three-cone drill (6.83 seconds), but stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. Tight end Jeff Heuerman, who is known mostly for his blocking, showed off his pass-catching ability Friday. Bennett strained his right hamstring at the end of his second 40-yard dash, so he sat out the 20-yard shuttle and three-cone drill. Most notably, the quarterback used for throwing drills was none other than 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith. See NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt's full report on the results of the Ohio State pro day.

Hobart: Marpet looks to continue ascent

Big draw: OL Ali Marpet
Notable attendees: The Bills, Eagles, Falcons and Patriots were among the 10 teams to attend the pro day.
The skinny: Marpet might be from Division III, but he continues to impress. He built on his strong Senior Bowl and combine showings by running through a number of offensive line drills designed to showcase his versatility. Marpet is one of the biggest risers in this year's draft, and he lived up to his new billing Friday.

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Georgia Tech: Mason gets long look at center

Big draw: OL Shaq Mason
Don't forget: WR Darren Waller
Notable attendees: All 32 teams sent at least one scout to the pro day and former Yellow Jackets star Demaryius Thomas was also on hand.
The skinny: Mason drew plenty of interest on Friday and went through all of the testing phases after being a surprise snub from the combine. He put up 25 reps on the bench press, according to the school, and was put through the paces with an in-depth workout at center, a position he's never played in a game, in addition to the normal offensive line drills. Waller reportedly opted to stand on his numbers from the combine and but did take part in pass-catching drills, looking quick in and out of cuts while snagging everything thrown his way. Fellow wideout DeAndre Smelter attended the pro day to meet with teams but didn't test or workout as he continues to recover from an ACL tear.

Also in action on Friday: Georgia State.

On tap for Monday: Bowling Green, Idaho State, Montana State, Toledo.

You can follow Bryan Fischer on Twitter at @BryanDFischer.

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