CFB 24/7  

 

Dante Fowler, Durell Eskridge highlight Tuesday's pro-day action

Print

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


» 2015 pro day schedule, results and analysis


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

2015 NFL DRAFT

Draft coverage:
Video:

Florida: Fowler, Humphries draw crowd

Big draw: LB/DE Dante Fowler, Jr.
Don't forget: OL Max Garcia
Notable attendees: Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin, Jets head coach Todd Bowles, Jaguars assistant head coach Doug Marrone
The skinny: All 32 NFL teams descended on Gainesville for the last major pro day of the year, and they got a glimpse at Fowler, the potential No. 3 overall pick, strut his stuff at the Swamp. In near perfect conditions, Fowler moved well for somebody his size and looked good running through linebacker drills, showing off his athleticism. He wasn't the only one who impressed scouts, as offensive linemen D.J. Humphries showed off why he is a first-round pick. The field wasn't the greatest Tuesday, so times might have been a little slower for those who tested (Fowler did not), but there should nevertheless be quite a few Gators who hear their names called in the draft after a good outing on Tuesday. Who helped their stock the most? NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt thinks it might have been OL Trenton Brown, who Brandt said "turned a lot of heads" in front of nine NFL coaches on hand. Brandt noted that Brown moved especially well for a lineman who is 6-foot-8 5/8, 353 pounds. Also notable was former South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia throwing at the event -- in Gators gear no less.

Syracuse: Eskridge looks fluid in drills

Big draw: S Durell Eskridge
Don't forget: OL Sean Hickey
Notable attendees: Scouts and coaches from 26 NFL teams went upstate
The skinny: Eskridge used the workout at the Syracuse indoor facility to his advantage, moving around quickly during drills and, somewhat surprisingly, opting to re-run his 40-yard dash despite posting a solid time of 4.63 in Indianapolis. Hickey moved well for the scouts and offensive line coaches who were not in Gainesville, and current Giants backup/former Orangeman Ryan Nassib came up to be the throwing quarterback for the day, as well.

On deck: UTEP on April 9; Indiana RB Tevin Coleman will have a personal pro day April 15.

You can follow Bryan Fischer on Twitter at @BryanDFischer.

Print

Headlines

The previous element was an advertisement.

NFL Shop