2011 NFL Pro Day Schedule: Small Schools In The Spotlight

Last week had two days worth of NFL Pro Days hghlighted by the Baylor Bears. Pro Days will be going in full force starting this week with the big boys starting to roll out tomorrow. Arkansas, Auburn and Oklahoma are going tomorrow and it only gets busier as the week moves along. For today we get a mix of Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) teams and Division II teams. Central Arkansas and Rhode Island represent I-AA (I can't use FCS, it's just ridiculous), while Tuskegee and Arkansas Tech represent Division II.

In looking through those four schools (Insider protected), I don't see anybody likely to be drafted. Central Arkansashad center Austin Emerson and defensive end Markell Carter receiving 30 ratings (20 is the only score lower). Rhode Island had seven guys rated at 20 and Tuskegee had one guy (center Michael Stevens) get a 20 rating. Alas, Arkansas Tech had nobody rated out for the draft. You can click on each team name to see a rundown of the players if you're curious.

NFL.com has a section on their site devoted to Pro Days, including updates on notable performances. Give the lack of much in the way of name brands from the schools today, I thought I'd point you to NFL.com's look at the Pro Days on Thursday and Friday. I forgot to post about the Friday Pro Days but they included Alabama State, Allbany State, Lindenwood, Troy and Weber State.

The most notable performance on Friday was by Troy wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan. At the Combine Jernigan ran a 4.46 40-yard dash. On Friday he reportedly ran a 40 in the low 4.3sScouts Inc rates him as the number nine wide receiver while Mocking the Draft rates him the number seven wide receiver and No. 64 overall. Jernigan seems like a very intriguing option in a speed receiver sort of role, but I don't know if he's a guy the 49ers would want to spend a particularly high draft choice on. Wide receiver is not exactly a money position for the 49ers, but they improvements elsewhere would seem to be of greater significance. Of course, it remains to be seen how Jim Harbaugh views the 49ers current crop of wide receivers. We have plenty to say about the 49ers receivers but we haven't exactly heard much from Coach Harbaugh.

PRO DAYS
DATE SCHOOLS
03/03/2011 Baylor, FAU, Tulane, Utah State
03/04/2011 Alabama State, Albany State, Lindenwood, Troy, Weber State
03/07/2011 Arkansas Tech, Central Arkansas, Rhode Island, Tuskegee
03/08/2011 Alabama A&M, Arkansas, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Auburn, Fordham, Liberty, Minnesota, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Prairie View A&M
03/09/2011 Alabama, BYU, California-Davis, California, Clark-Atlanta, Colorado State, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Mississippi State, Nebraska-Omaha, North Texas, Northern Colorado, Portland State, Rutgers, West Georgia, Wisconsin, UTEP
03/10/2011 Akron, Buffalo, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Texas Tech, West Texas, Wofford
03/11/2011 Eastern Illinois, Idaho, Jackson State, Ohio State, Oregon State, Purdue, Southern Miss, TCU, Tennessee
03/12/2011 Arizona
03/14/2011 Air Force, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, LSU, Montana, Newberry, Wake Forest, Widener
03/15/2011 Bowling Green, Eastern Kentucky, Emporia State, Florida, Kansas State, McNeese State, Montana State, Pittsburgh, Robert Morris, Southeast Louisiana, Towson
03/16/2011 Arkansas-Monticello, Bowie State, California (PA), Delaware, Florida A&M, Illinois, Indiana, James Madison, Louisian-Monroe, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, Virginia Union, William & Mary
03/17/2011 Appalachian State, Grambling State, Lehigh, Louisiana Tech, Michigan, Missouri, North Alabama, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
03/18/2011 Arkansas State, Indiana State, New Mexico State, Northwestern State (LA), Temple, Virginia Union
03/21/2011 Abilene Christian, Georgia Southern, Iowa, North Dakota State, Valdosta State
03/22/2011 Iowa State, Mississippi, Nevada, South Dakota State
03/23/2011 Boston College, Central Florida, Connecticut, East Carolina, Iowa State, North Carolina State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Texas State
03/24/2011 Boise State, Maine, Middle Tennessee State, UNLV, New Hampshire, New Mexico, San Diego State, South Florida, Southern Illinois, Tennessee State, Western Kentucky
03/25/2011 Arizona State, Ball State, Wofford
03/28/2011 Central Missouri, Cincinnati, Citadel, Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri State, Rice
03/29/2011 Coastal Carolina, Texas, UCLA, Utah
03/30/2011 New Mexico State, North Carolina Central, Northern Iowa, Southern California, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Washington
03/31/2011 North Carolina, Stephen F. Austin
04/01/2011 Eastern Washington
04/04/2011 Southern Methodist
04/07/2011 Jacksonville State, Notre Dame
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