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2011 NFL Pro Day Schedule: Arizona In The Spotlight

The 2011 NFL Pro Day schedule features a rare Saturday session as the Arizona Wildcats will be the only team working out today for scouts. They should be of some interest to the San Francisco 49ers 2011 NFL Draft plans because of the top three players on display. Scouts Inc rates four Arizona players as 40 or better, with one player in the 70s. Of those four players, three project to outside linebacker at the next level. Brooks Reed (74 rating), D'Aundre Reed (45) and Rick Elmore (41) were all defensive ends in college but come in at 263 pounds or less. They'll all be outside linebackers at the NFL level.

Brooks Reed is the guy who should jump out the most. Reed ran a 4.65 40-yard dash, which was faster than 75% of the linebackers at the NFL Combine. Scouts Inc ranks him as the 85th overall, while Mocking the Draft had him at No. 176 as of a month ago. Scouts Inc had this to say about him:

Flashes the potential to be developed into a rush linebacker in the NFL. Not a great athlete but shows good quickness and adequate hip flexibility on tape when dropping into underneath zone. Displays awareness and discipline in coverage.
Is disciplined and executes his assignments. Shows good awareness in all phases of the game. Is tough and aggressive. Flies around the field and is clearly passionate about the game.

If Von Miller and Robert Quinn are off the board at number seven, where do you look for outside linebacker help, if at all?

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