While March Madness get underway, pro days keep chugging along. College with pro days today include Hawaii, Louisiana Tech, Maine, Missouri, Old Dominion, Penn State, San Diego State, Stanford, Western Michigan, and William and Mary.
- Missouri's Shane Ray should be a top 15, likely top 10 pick in this draft. A great pro day will solidify that status. Ray is a bit undersized as a defensive end, but dominated the SEC piling up 14 sacks. Ray could have the same fate as former Mizzou standout Aldon Smith, a team will probably ask him to convert to outside linebacker.
- Penn State's Jesse James may not be the fastest of tight ends, but good luck bringing him down. 6'7" and 261 lbs, James has the most touchdowns for a TE in Penn State history with 11. He will be a dangerous red zone target year one. His route running is deceptive and little nuances of creativity get him open. When it comes to blocking James is solid as well. An intriguing option at the position and he would be a nice option for a tight end needy team.
- The team with the most names to keep an eye on is Stanford. Since Jim Harbaugh took over at Stanford, solid pros are found in Palo Alto each year, and under David Shaw the trend has remained the same. 34 Stanford players were on NFL rosters in 2014.
* Offensive tackle Andrus Peat will be a first round selection, standing a towering 6'7" with great agility for a man of his stature. Peat surprisingly isn't a brute for his size just yet, but can become one with a little more time in the weight room. He currently is a better pass-protector than asset in run blocking.
* Receiver Ty Montgomery has tremendous speed and game changing play-making abilities. Montgomery had a 4.55 forty time at the combine and I think he can improve on that today. Montgomery does drop balls and must learn to catch with his hands and not make body catches. His kick returning abilities and screen catching skills will make him a fourth to fifth round selection. There's enough on film for a team to give him a shot.
* Cornerback Alex Carter is among the top corners in the draft class. Carter has been knocked by pundits for his lapses in man coverage, yet also praise how he can jam receivers. I see Carter as a work in progress, with characteristics to indicate he can become a good man corner with more seasoning. Zone coverage can serve him well for the time being, as he is a good downhill tackler. Right now, Carter should be a round three selection, a good pro day could bump his stock up a bit.
As always, if you have a prospect to add, drop your thoughts in the comments. If interested in watching Stanford's pro day, it will be airing on ESPN 3.