There were 24 NFL teams represented at West Virginia’s pro day on Friday, where 15 Mountaineers players and one player from Shepherd worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Charles Sims, RB (6-foot 1/8, 214 pounds) — Sims — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine and stood on his numbers from that event — only did position drills at the pro day. Sims played his senior season at West Virginia after finishing up his degree at the University of Houston. He can really catch the ball well, which is what teams are looking for out of a running back, and does so despite having small hands (8 1/4 inches). You usually don’t find guys who are as good a receiver as […]
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West Virginia University had a whopping 28 teams in attendance for the school’s pro day. The Jacksonville Jaguars brought a large contingent, including new coach Gus Bradley, owner Shahid Khan and Khan’s son. The Philadelphia Eagles also had a large group in attendance, but Chip Kelly was absent. Head coach Mike Tomlin and General Manager Kevin Colbert attended for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as did Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix. Cleveland Browns scout Donovan Beidelschies did a very good job of working out the West Virginia lineman. In all, 16 players worked out for pro day, held indoors on FieldTurf on March 14.
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III chose not to throw at the NFL Scouting Combine last year, opting instead to throw to receivers at their respective pro days. A similar situation isn’t expected to play out at this year’s combine.
Bears coach Lovie Smith, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and Steelers GM Kevin Colbert were among the representatives of 29 teams on hand to observe West Virginia’s pro day on March 16.
West Virginia has produced a number of solid NFL players over the years, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that 14 teams were in attendance for school’s pro day on March 18.
QB Pat White was among the participants at the West Virginia Pro Day on March 12. Ten former Mountaineers worked out indoors on FieldTurf.
West Virginia’s Pat White refused to practice at any other position besides quarterback at the Senior Bowl. The decision raised some eyebrows, but it paid off when he was named MVP of the game.