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TWENTYMAN: 5 pro days to watch this week

5. Michigan State, Wednesday, March 18

Who to watch: Some analysts thought the Spartans' leading receiver last year, Cody White, should have returned to school for his senior year given the historical nature of the talent and depth in this year's receiver class entering the NFL Draft. White has terrific size (6-3, 217) and a good resume of production, but he was hurt by a 40 time of 4.66 at the Combine. If White can get into the 4.5-range at his pro day, he'll help his chances of becoming a late-round draft pick.

Also keep an eye on: LB Joe Bachie, QB Brian Lewerke, CB Josiah Scott, WR Darrell Stewart, DL Kenny Willekes, DL Raequan Williams

4. Arizona State, Monday, March 16

Who to watch: We'll stick with pass catchers and highlight wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk here. Aiyuk received a medical red flag at the Senior Bowl and wasn't able to participate that week in Mobile. He took part in the Combine, and tested well, but he'll be looking to really put on a show at Arizona State's pro day in hopes of getting into the second tier of receivers that will likely fly off the draft board in Day 2. Improving his 40 time of 4.5 from the Combine will help.

Also keep an eye on: RB Eno Benjamin, OL Cohl Cabral, P Michael Turk

3. Penn State, Tuesday, March 17

Who to watch: When it comes to edge rushers in this draft class, there's Ohio State's Chase Young, and then there's believed to be a significant drop to the next tier of pass rushers. Among those players hoping to establish themselves in that second tier, and potentially become a first-round pick, is Penn State edge rusher Yetur Gross-Matos, who opted to wait and do the running portion of his testing at his pro day and not the Combine. He recorded 15.0 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks last season for the Nittany Lions. A good pro day could cement his status as a first-round pick.

Also keep an eye on: LB Cameron Brown, WR KJ Hamler, CB John Reid

View photos of the defensive line working out at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

2. South Carolina, Thursday, March 19

Who to watch: All eyes will be on talented, yet raw, defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, who most consider one of the top interior defensive linemen in this draft, alongside Auburn's Derrick Brown. Kinlaw saved all his testing for his pro day, so he'll likely draw a crowd. Teams will want to see if the numbers match his impressive tape.

Also keep an eye on: P Joseph Charlton, RB Rico Dowdle, WR Bryan Edwards, DL D.J. Wonnum

1. Georgia, Wednesday, March 18

Who to watch: Georgia's Jake Fromm and Washington's Jacob Eason are battling with Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts to be the fifth quarterback taken behind the consensus top four signal callers in this draft: Joe Burrow (LSU), Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama), Justin Herbert (Oregon) and Jordan Love (Utah State). Fromm gets an extended session throwing to his receivers with a chance to impress NFL personnel. The knock on Fromm are his physical traits and arm strength, but showing off elite accuracy at his pro day will help his cause.

Also keep an eye on: K Rodrigo Blankenship, WR Lawrence Cager, RB Brian Herrien, OL Solomon Kindley, S J.R. Reed, RB D'Andre Swift, OL Andrew Thomas, OL Isaiah Wilson, TE Charlie Woerner

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