Not all pro days are created equal. At Rice, Texas Southern and Northern Illinois, for example, there was an absence of elite level prospects.
Despite the lack of top-notch players, however, the participants deserve credit for giving their all in an attempt to make the pros.
None of them appear to be legit draft or rookie free-agent prospects, but stranger things have happened.
Here is some basic information on each pro day:
Rice’s pro day was on March 30 outdoors on FieldTurf. Five players from Rice, plus QB Chase Clement (class of 2009), worked out for 13 team representatives. A really nice lunch was laid out for scouts.
Texas Southern’s pro day was held on March 30 as well, and 12 team representatives were on hand to watch eight players work out, including one from the class of 2008.
Northern Illinois’ pro day was held on March 26. It took place outdoors on FieldTurf in 40-degree weather with no appreciable wind. Five players worked out.
– Gil Brandt