This week's pro day wrap up with Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Hobart, Ohio State, and Oregon State, West Virginia. (Technically, Prairie View A&M has a pro day Saturday....)
The wide receiver theme continues today a couple more big name prospects show off their skills in front of scouts. West Virginia's Kevin White is the top receiver on many Internet big boards. Deservingly so. (I'm still sticking with DeVante Parker but that's another post.) White has the size and speed you'd want out of a number one wide receiver. I'm always a little leery of only collegiate one-year wonders but White seems to have the skill set to justify a top ten pick.
Devin Smith from Ohio State is another speedy wide out many 9ers really like. At 6-0, 196lbs, Smith was a consistent deep threat for the Buckeyes in 2014. He's not yet a proven route runner and he'll have to show he can run a full tree before he'll be turned lose.
Other to watch from Ohio State includes DT Michael Bennett, CB Dorian Gray, and TE Jeff Heuerman. Bennett and Gray are solid day two picks and Heuerman with a solid showing today could work his way up in a relatively weak tight end class.
If the 9ers plan to draft a young developmental quarterback Oregon State's Sean Mannion could be an option. He's the exact opposite of Colin Kaepernick as far as mobility is concerned but he wouldn't be drafted to start in the next year or two anyway.
Let me conclude this week's pro day posts with more wide receiver talk. Keep an eye on two Georgia Tech wide receivers. Darren Waller is 6-6, 238lbs and he ran a 4.48 at the Combine last month. He's an excellent deep threat as he tracks the ball well and knows how to use his body to shield defenders.
The other receiver is DeAndre Smelter, a former two-sport star (baseball) who only played two years of college football. He's still learning the position and a late season ACL tear will likely lead to him going undrafted. He's demonstrated great body control, physicality and ability to pick up yards after the catch. He almost reminds me of Brandon Marshall.
Georgia Tech receivers are always tough to judge as the Yellow Jackets run triple option offense. Smelter was Tech's leading receiver with 35 catches, 715 yards, and seven touchdowns. Waller hauled in 26 for 442 and six. They were both big play receivers and it would surprise me to see both have success in the NFL.
Trevor Woods will be back next week to take you through even more pro days!