The end of the work week brings the end of Pro Days for this week. Pro days today include BYU, Cal Poly, Kansas, Oregon State, Texas Tech, and West Texas A&M. Today features some receiving options, all of who put up big numbers in their college careers.
Cody Hoffman, Wide Receiver: After a great 2012 season in which Hoffman had 100 receptions, his production slipped a bit in 2013, only having 57. The BYU wideout finished his career with 33 touchdown receptions, and at 6'4" he could become a red zone threat in the NFL at the very least. He looked a little slow and stiff at the combine and a better pro day could help him. With an arm length of 33 1/4", he has those long arms Trent Baalke likes in a prospect. Hoffman is a late round option.
Brandin Cooks, Wide Receiver: Cooks is a prime example of why the combine isn't overrated. After a strong combine performance Cooks has jettisoned up draft boards and has seen his stock go up. The speedster posted the fastest forty for a receiver at 4.33, and also looked smooth during the drill portion. Cooks can play out wide, in the slot, and is a kick/punt returner. He may not be the tallest option out there at 5'10", but when a player catches 128 balls for 1,738 yards and 16 touchdowns in the PAC-12, there's some talent and serious upside. Nick put together a scouting report on Cooks, and he sees him as a potential first round selection and a player that can take the top off a defense.
Jace Amaro, Tight End: The pass happy attack of Tech has produced one of the best tight end prospects in the draft. Amaro put up huge numbers this year, racking up 106 receptions for 1,352 yards. Amaro will have a steep learning curve in the NFL when it comes to being a true tight end, as he lined up a lot in the slot and on the inside in bunch formations. There's no doubt he has the ability to be a mismatch at the next level and give defensive backs fits, but he will need to bulk up some more to be a true number one tight end. He projects as a mid second round selection.
That's it for now, we'll be back Monday with more Pro Day information.