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Wednesday's pro-day recap: Bryce Petty, Trae Waynes impress

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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 Wednesday's pro-day action.

Baylor: Petty shines for scouts

Big draw: QB Bryce Petty
Don't forget: WR Antwan Goodley
Notable attendees: Representatives from 26 NFL teams attended, including quarterbacks coaches from the Cowboys and Seahawks. Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, Cowboys WR Terrance Williams and Titans WR Kendall Wright -- all former Baylor stars -- were also on hand.
The skinny: Petty was the star of the show and completed 69-of-77 passes with five drops, according to the school. He took every snap from under center, as he transitions from Baylor's shotgun spread. He impressed numerous observers in attendance with his work under center, including NFL Media's Gil Brandt and Mike Mayock. Petty is in the running to be the third quarterback off the board -- behind Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota -- and Brandt reported Petty had a private meeting with Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson after his workout. LB Bryce Hager had a solid day of on-field work during drills, while Goodley had a 35-inch vertical jump and performed well in cone drills.

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Boise State: Ajayi has outstanding workout

Big draw: RB Jay Ajayi
Don't forget: WR Matt Miller
Notable attendees: Representatives from 20 NFL teams were on hand, including running backs coaches from the Jaguars, Chargers and Seahawks.
The skinny: Ajayi was the main attraction for NFL scouts and lived up to his billing as a complete back. He stood on his testing numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, but caught everything thrown his way during his workout, Brandt reported. Miller ran the 40-yard dash in 4.79 and 4.8 seconds, per Brandt. QB Grant Hedrick was sharp throwing the ball, going 45-of-48 with the only incompletions being drops, according to the school. Interestingly, the school said two cornerbacks ran 40-yard dashes with unofficial times of sub-4.30.

Georgia: Gurley remains sidelined

Big draw: RB Todd Gurley
Don't forget: LB Ramik Wilson
Notable attendees: Texans coach Bill O'Brien and representatives from all 32 NFL teams.
The skinny: Still rehabbing from his ACL tear, Gurley was in Athens for the Bulldogs' pro day to meet with teams but did not workout. He told reporters at the event that he has a visit scheduled with the Panthers. Combine wonder Chris Conley stood on his numbers and didn't test, but looked good catching passes. USA Today reported Wilson ran 4.62 in the 40-yard dash in addition to going through a full battery of linebacker drills.

Memphis: Two defenders draw NFL attention

Big draw: DL Martin Ifedi
Don't forget: CB Bobby McCain
Notable attendees: Representatives from the Rams, Giants and Titans, among others.
The skinny: Ifedi reportedly put up 17 reps on the bench press while McCain opted to stand on most of his combine numbers.

Michigan State: Waynes impresses once again

Big draw: CB Trae Waynes
Don't forget: WR/CB Tony Lippett
Notable attendees: Representatives from 31 NFL teams, including Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer and Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin.
The skinny: Waynes didn't test in the 40-yard dash again after posting a stellar time at the combine (4.31 seconds; best of all CBs) but did improve on his short shuttle by two-tenths of a second (4.39 to 4.19), while looking very fluid during drills. Lippett ran the 40 in 4.59 and 4.57 seconds, Brandt reported. RB Jeremy Langford also drew positive reviews from those on hand. Brandt reported that Langford surprised some people with his catching ability, as he wasn't featured as a pass-catcher in the Spartans' offense.

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Virginia Tech:

Big draw: OL Laurence Gibson
Don't forget: DB Kyshoen Jarrett
Notable attendees: Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and representatives from the Jets, Texans and Redskins, among others.
The skinny: The Hokies' pro-day event didn't generate as much buzz as it has in past years, but several prospects showed off their ability for scouts. DB Detrick Bonner didn't work out after missing combine drills with a toe injury, while Gibson went through the full slate of drills and told reporters that he has meetings scheduled with the Cowboys, Cardinals, Broncos and Panthers. The Rams' Williams actually put his son, linebacker Chase Williams, through drills.

Also in action on Wednesday: Boston College, Charleston Southern, Louisiana-Monroe, San Jose State, Temple, Western Kentucky.

On deck for Thursday: Hawaii, Louisiana Tech, Maine, Missouri, Old Dominion, Penn State, San Diego State, Stanford, Western Michigan, William & Mary.

You can follow Bryan Fischer on Twitter at @BryanDFischer.

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