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2011 NFL Pro Day Schedule: LSU CB Patrick Peterson In The Spotlight

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Defensive back Patrick Peterson #37 of LSU runs the 40-yard dash during the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Defensive back Patrick Peterson #37 of LSU runs the 40-yard dash during the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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We're back for another round of 2011 NFL Pro Days leading up to the NFL Draft. Arizona was the only school in action this weekend, but we get back on track with eight schools today. Your Pro Days today will include Air Force, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, LSU, Montana, Newberry, Wake Forest, and the mighty Pioneers of Widener. While there are a mix of decent prospects working out today, we all know what today is about: LSU CB Patrick Peterson. He's far and away the best player working out today, and really he qualifies as one of the best players in the draft.

Although I can't speak for Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke I'd have to imagine the 49ers would jump all over him with the seventh overall pick. Most people seem to agree that he's the pick for the 49ers if he falls to seven. Whether he is a shutdown corner in the mold of a Champ Bailey or Nnamdi Asomugha remains to be seen, but folks like this guy. Now we just have to say if he's done too much during the draft season and boosted his stock too high. In looking over the six teams picking in front of the 49ers, there are defensive needs on several of the teams. A lot of folks seem to think Denver is the place he'll go in spite of their recent extension they gave Champ Bailey. You can never have enough great cornerbacks so I don't think that's entirely out of the realm of possibility.

The other possibility is somebody behind the 49ers trading up to grab Peterson, particularly if it is appearing that he might drop out of the top five. Is there anybody out there you could see leaping up ahead of the 49ers to try and grab Peterson? The Patriots aren't this kind of team but they've certainly got the haul to trade up from their Raiders pick at 17. I'm not saying they're going to make the move, but in all the discussion about Peterson I don't know how much folks have considered whether teams behind the 49ers want him just as badly. Maybe we see a bidding war develop.

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, 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,  North Texas, 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