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Thursday's pro-day recap: Utah's Nate Orchard impresses Colts

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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 Thursday's pro-day action.

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Utah: Colts work out Orchard

Big draw: DE Nate Orchard
Don't forget: DB Eric Rowe
Notable attendees: Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and Colts coach Chuck Pagano were reportedly among 50 or so scouts on hand.
The skinny: The Utes' top prospect, Orchard, passed on the 40-yard dash, according to Carter Williams of desertnews.com, after turning in a 4.80 clocking at the NFL Scouting Combine last month. However, he did take part in position drills at both outside linebacker and defensive end, and a Colts scout praised Orchard's ability to catch the ball during his drills. However, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reported that most teams believe he'll have a tough time being a rush/drop OLB. Orchard also said he had dinner with Cleveland Browns representatives Wednesday night, according to sltrib.com. Rowe and wide receiver Dres Anderson sat out all but position drills as well, though Anderson will reportedly hold a private pro day April 14. Kelly was pictured chatting with Anderson, and according to Brandt, he gave special attention to Rowe, whom Brandt said had a very good workout.

Houston: Cougars OL shows off strength

Big draw: WR Deontay Greenberry
Don't forget: NG Joey Mbu
The skinny: Greenberry ran a 4.50 40-yard dash for scouts, according to the school, while senior offensive lineman Bryce Redman pushed out 38 reps on the bench press, one more than this year's combine bench-press champ, Ereck Flowers of Miami, who had 37. Greenberry was not invited to the combine. Houstontexans.com dispatched a video team to the event for an on-site report.

Also in action on Thursday: Fordham, Middle Tennessee State, North Dakota State, North Texas, Southeastern Louisiana, Tulane.

On deck for Friday: LSU, BYU, TCU, Missouri Western State, Webber International.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread

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