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TWENTYMAN: 5 pro days to watch this week

Posted Mar 6, 2018

Tim Twentyman takes a look at five pro days to keep an eye on this week.

5. Colorado, Wednesday, March 7

Who to watch: Defensive back Isaiah Oliver had a good Combine measuring in at 6-foot and 200 pounds with long arms (33 4/8”). He ran the 40 in 4.5 seconds, which is good for a cornerback with his length. He ran the 40 at the Combine and went through on-field drills, but will do some of the other testing at his pro day. He’s snuck into the late first-round conversation after the Combine.

Also keep an eye on: RB Phillip Lindsay, WR Bryce Bobo, WR Shay Fields, WR Devin Ross, T Jeromy Irwin, S Ryan Moeller and S Afolabi Laguda

4. Colorado State, Wednesday, March 7

Who to watch: Receiver Michael Gallup will aim to improve his draft stock even more by trying to get into the 4.4 range in the 40 at his pro day. He measured in at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds at the Combine, and ran a 4.51. He also had a 36-inch vertical and 122-inch broad jump.

Also keep an eye on: C Jake Bennett, DL Jakob Buys, T Nick Callender, WR Detrich Clark, LB Evan Colorito, RB Dalyn Dawkins, OL Zack Golditch, CB Kevin Nutt Jr., QB Nick Stevens, LS Trent Sieg, DL Darnell Thompson

3. Auburn, Friday, March 9

Who to watch: Running back Kerryon Johnson (5-11, 213) performed very well at the Combine in the vertical jump (40 inches) and broad jump (10’6’’), but didn’t run the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis. Scouts will no-doubt be interested in seeing where he slots into the running back group from a speed perspective at his pro day.

Also keep an eye on: G Braden Smith, K Daniel Carlson, CB Carlton Davis, OLB Jeff Holland, RB Kamryn Pettway and S Stephen Roberts

2. Washington, Saturday, March 10

Who to watch: Defensive tackle Vita Vea leads this group of Huskies at Washington’s Pro Day. Vea was impressive at the Combine with 41 reps on the bench and a 40 time of 5.10 for a man than weighed in at 347 pounds. Vea tweaked a hamstring and missed out on the 20- and 60-yard shuttle runs, the vertical and broad jump, and the 3-cone drill. Will he be ready to do those drills at his pro day? Will Vea run again and try to get under the 5.0 mark in the 40?

Also keep an eye on: LB Keishawn Bierria, RB Lavon Coleman, TE Will Dissly, WR Dante Pettis, C Coleman Shelton and LB Azeem Victor

1. Alabama, Wednesday, March 7

Who to watch: Alabama had the most participants in the Combine (14). Defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick leads the group, and is likely a Top 5 pick. Receiver Calvin Ridley will try to cement his status as the top receiver in the class with his on-field work at his Pro Day. Linebacker Rashaan Evans, defensive end Da’Shawn Hand and defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne will all be trying to impress scouts and get into the first-round draft range.

Also keep an eye on: CB Anthony Averett, CB Tony Brown, WR Robert Foster, DT Joshua Frazier, LB Shaun Dion Hamilton, S Ronnie Harrison, RB Bo Scarbrough, P JK Scott and CB Levi Wallace