We close out our third week of college Pro Days with: Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri State, Stony Brook, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia.
It's a pretty slow day as far as pro days are concerned with only two FBS (Division I) schools on display.
Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews will probably command most of the attention at their pro day today. As a junior, the 6-3, 212lbs receiver broke the SEC record for most career receptions and as a senior he set a new SEC mark for most career receiving yards with 3,759.
Many had pegged Matthews (a distant cousin of the GOAT, Jerry Rice) as a sure fire first rounder before the Senior Bowl in January. Matthews struggled to get separation and dropped several passes in traffic. The inconsistent showing caused his stock to falter some.
Then at the combine in February, Matthews recorded 4.46-forty to go along with other impressive numbers in the vertical (35.5") and the bench (21 reps). Matthews was middle of the pack in terms of drills that evaluate quickness and short bursts but he showed enough to quell concerns about physical limitations. Another impressive performance today could have Matthews back in the first round conversation. Although, I still think he's likely a second round pick.
An under the radar safety to watch would be Kenneth Ladler. CBSsports.com's Rob Rang compares Ladler to newly signed 49er Antoine Bethea. Ladler forced 10 turnovers his senior season (five interceptions and five forced fumbles) on his way to earning All-SEC honors. Ladler is physical tackler that could be a nice asset to special teams with a pick in the 5-6th rounds.
Trevor Woods will be back for pro day coverage next week with Iowa, Maine, and North Carolina State on Monday.