Pro day coverage continues today with North Texas, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.
The big follow today will be Jadeveon Clowney from South Carolina. Don't be shocked if the media who cover the draft churn the pre-draft momentum back in favor of Clowney as the number one overall pick despite not running the 40 or doing the bench press today. South Carolina's Pro Day is airing on NFL Network.
Clowney will get most of the attention today but WR Bruce Ellington's stock is also trending in the right direction. The 5-9, 197lbs wide receiver had an impressive combine with a 4.45-forty, 39 ½" vertical and a 10' broad jump. Ellington is a two-sport star (also playing for the South Carolina basketball team) whose speed and athleticism have him squarely on the day two radar.
Keep an eye on "the other" DE from South Carolina, Chaz Sutton. Not as dominant as Clowney, Sutton was quite disruptive opposite the All-American. Sutton will get a late round look and would be a nice depth/special teams addition.
Sticking in the SEC with Tennessee: NT Daniel McCullers checks in as one of the few true NT in this year's draft. At 6-7, 352lbs McCullers' size alone is impressive. At that size, McCullers tends to struggle with leverage but that can be fixed with a refined technique. McCullers has the strength (27 reps at the combine) to accompany that size and be a dominate force in the run game. It will be interesting to see where he ends up as Tennessee switched from a 3-4 to a 4-3 before McCullers' senior season allowing him to demonstrate scheme versatility.
Washington running back Bishop Sankey broke the schools rushing record (1,870 yards) in 2013 behind an average (at best) offensive line. In an age where NFL teams have devalued the running back position, Sankey will likely be a day two pick. 10-15 years ago, he'd possibly be a first rounder.
The Huskies also boast one of the top tight end talents in Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Once believed to be the top tight end prospect in this class, Seferian-Jenkins pulled out of February's combine after doctors discovered a slight stress fracture in his foot. Seferian-Jenkins will also miss today's pro day as a result which could lead the defending Macky Award winner (nation's top tight end) to fall even further down the draft boards. With late first round/early second round talent, Seferian-Jenkins will have tremendous value if he's still around come day three of the draft.