Sanchez dines with Jaguars; big crowd at USC

USC’s pro day is about to get under way, but for some of the 10 prospects the Trojans will trot out today, the chance to leave a good impression in Los Angeles actually began last night.

Quarterback Mark Sanchez had dinner with Jaguars quarterbacks coach Mike Shula last night at the Back Porch Restaurant inside the downtown Marriott hotel. Jacksonville has the eighth overall pick in this month’s draft.

Among the huge contingent of coaches, scouts and player personnel executives in L.A. today for the workouts are Saints coach Sean Payton and his defensive staff, Vikings coach Brad Childress, Lions coach Jim Schwartz, Cardinals team president Michael Bidwill and GM Rod Graves, and five members from the Seahawks.

The pro day will be well-watched, too. There were 87 media requests for the afternoon workouts.

Make sure you watch coverage of the pro day today at 6:30 p.m. ET on the NFL Network’s Path to the Draft show.

Gil Brandt

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