LOS ANGELES — The highly-anticipated USC Pro Day taking place today is well-represented by NFL talent evaluators and executives. By my unofficial count, 30 of the 32 teams have personnel here today, with the exception of the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos. The Texans were not scheduled to attend. The Broncos also do not appear to have anyone here.
Saints coach Sean Payton, Vikings coach Brad Childress, 49ers coach Mike Singletary, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt and Lions coach Jim Schwartz were on the USC campus today. Several GMs are also getting a first-hand look, including the Lions’ Martin Mayhew, the Saints’ Mickey Loomis, the Vikings’ Rick Spielman, the Cardinals’ Rod Graves and Ted Thompson of the Packers. A number of coordinators are getting a look, including Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan of the Lions and Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill is here, and I’m told he brought the Cardinals’ contingent on his private jet.
The Lions and Saints have the biggest contingents, followed by the Seahawks, Raiders and Vikings.
Mark Sanchez just completed his throwing session, and is about to speak to the media. More to follow.