Another Monday in March starts another week of pro days. 32 teams in all will be in the schedule this week, but today just four colleges. Today features Bowling Green, Idaho State, Montana State, and Toledo. There aren't many names to mention today, but if scouts are there, players are worth noting!
Bowling Green had six rookies in minicamps last season, and provides a few intriguing names this year:
- Linebacker Gabe Martin recorded 115 tackles last season, with 18 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, a blocked field goal, and a forced fumble. Martin could be a late round option.
- Bowling Green safety Brian Sutton, had 104 tackles, with 7.5 for a loss, and 3 forced fumbles as the last line of defense. Sutton has shown durability in college with no injuries and has experience on special teams. A hard hitter and solid run defender, Sutton should find himself with an NFL team during training camp with a legitimate chance to crack a roster or get on a practice squad.
- Defensive End Bryan Thomas led the team with 8 sacks to go along with 15 tackles for a loss and 5 forced fumbles. Although Thomas was a defensive end, his 6'3" 248 lb frame may be best served to convert to a pass-rushing outside linebacker. He brings a good amount of havoc to an opposing teams backfield and should get a long look from teams.
Toledo features a prospect who has a sibling in the NFL:
Safety Jordan Haden is the brother of Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden. Little Haden has suffered injuries throughout his college career that has limited him to only 27 games in his career. His stats don't jump off the page, but his name is worth keeping an eye on because his brother is pretty, pretty, pretty good.
The real name to watch for during Toledo's pro day will be linebacker Junior Sylvestre, who flashes good speed and could put up a forty time that would have ranked among the highest at the combine.
Pro days for tomorrow include California, Eastern Michigan, Richmond, and Southern Illinois.