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Pair of speedy receivers highlight pro-day action on Wednesday

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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.

Central Florida: Perriman steals the show

Big draw: WR Breshad Perriman
Don't forget: DB Clayton Geathers
Notable attendees: Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, along with 29 other teams who sent at least one scout or coach.
The skinny: It was no surprise to see Perriman turn heads on Wednesday as the workout wonder put on a show at the Knights' indoor practice facility where his former quarterback -- Blake Bortles -- used a good outing to vault into the top five last year. Perriman might not make that kind of jump, but he did nothing to slow down some first-round buzz after blazing a 4.25 in the 40-yard dash on Mike Mayock's stopwatch. NFL Media's Gil Brandt reported 40 times for Perriman of 4.24 and 4.27. More importantly for his draft stock, though, he caught most of the balls thrown his way during drills. After a slate of good numbers at the Combine, Geathers stuck to position work and looked fluid with his movements.

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Duke: Crowder blazes fast 40

Big draw: WR Jamison Crowder
Don't forget: OL Laken Tomlinson
Notable attendees: Browns QB Thad Lewis, Broncos DL Kenny Anunike, scouts and coaches from 30 NFL clubs.
The skinny: Crowder, the speedy slot receiver for the Blue Devils, disappointed at the Combine with a slower than expected 4.56 in the 40-yard dash that had a few scouts questioning his speed. He corrected that issue at his pro day by blazing a time of 4.46, according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt. That should help boost his stock back up in a deep class at wideout. Tomlinson did nothing to hurt his standing in the eyes of clubs, either, with a good positional workout.

Kansas: Heeney moves well at LB

Big draw: CB JaCorey Shepherd
Don't forget: LB Ben Heeney
Notable attendees: 29 different NFL teams were represented.
The skinny: Heeney decided to test at pro day only on the bench (19 reps) and stood on the rest of the numbers from the Combine. The bigger portion of the day for him was the position work, which he appeared to come out of with good marks from scouts. WR Nigel King posted solid numbers of a 10-9 broad jump, 4.46 40-yard dash, and 39.5-inch vertical jump to show he's got some explosiveness. The fastest 40 of the day belonged to DB Dexter McDonald, who might have earned himself some late Day 3 or UDFA buzz with an unofficial 4.37, according to the school. As for Shepherd, who did not run at the Combine because of injury, he attempted to run the 40, according to KU's official website, but was not able to post a time because he continues to be bothered by the injury.

Tennessee: Vols test well

Big draw: CB Justin Coleman
Don't forget: RB Marlin Lane
Notable attendees: All 32 teams sent a representative to the workout.
The skinny: Coleman stood on most of his numbers at the Combine but did post a 37-inch vertical jump during his lone test. Instead, his focus was on the defensive back drills that took place at the Vols' indoor facility and he appeared to turn well in addition to catching the ball. Defensive lineman Jordan Williams also had a good outing during drills and put up solid numbers during measurements and testing.

Also in action on Wednesday: Nevada, Rice, South Dakota State, Illinois State, Louisiana-Lafayette, SMU.

On deck for Thursday: Fordham, Houston, Middle Tennessee State, North Dakota State, North Texas, Southeastern Louisiana, Tulane, Utah.

You can follow Bryan Fischer on Twitter at @BryanDFischer.

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