Pro days continue this week with Boise State, Florida, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Rice, Valdosta State, Virginia, and Wake Forest. You can watch a live stream of Louisville's Pro Day at Jaguars.com.
Down in Gainesville, Florida this afternoon, a trio of Gator cornerbacks will be looking to improve on what most considered a poor performance at last month's combine. Both Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy were underwhelming in their workouts and drills. Teammate Jaylen Watkins helped himself the most and could be the first UF corner off the board with another solid performance today.
Former UF DT Dominique Easley would probably be a top 15 pick if not for a questions regarding this durability. Easley is coming off two ACL tears: the left in 2010 and the right in 2013. Easley did come back from the first one to play two very solid 2011 and 2012 seasons. A little undersized at 6-2, 288lbs, Easley has the versatility to line up just about anywhere in any defense as he has a natural ability to cause disruption in the backfield. The likely second round pick has first round talent but major red flags regarding injuries and desire to play.
Don't believe everything you read about who's on hand at Teddy Bridgewater's pro day. There is a ton of talent on display today at Louisville aside from Bridgewater. Safety Calvin Pryor was my number one safety heading into the combine. After a disappointing combine Pryor went from likely mid first round to fringe first round. The tape doesn't lie and I still think Pryor's tape might be the most impressive from all the safeties in this class. He'll be looking to improve on his average combine numbers today.
Cornerback Phillip Gaines from Rice entered last month's combine well off the radar off the typical fan. His performance in Indianapolis not only opened the eyes of fans but more importantly the scouts. At 6-0, 193lbs Gaines posted an official 4.38-forty time and an impressive 36.5" vertical. He went from late round pick to mid round pick in just one weekend. Now Gaines will look to use that momentum to propel himself into the second day. Mostly used in zone, Gaines will need to prove he can lock up man-to-man to be considered a day two pick.
Tomorrow's pro days will include: Delaware, Florida State, Montana, Murray State, North Carolina-Charlotte, and Sam Houston State.