Pro day circuit heads into critical week … Its like the preliminaries are over and it is down to real business with the busiest week on the pro day calendar set to get underway Monday morning. Indeed, it kicks off Monday with a work out at Iowa, while Southern Cal heads a bigger group on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday its on to Ohio State, while Alabama is the headliner of Thursday, which also includes work outs at Utah, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati and California among other schools. And it wraps on Friday with pro days at Penn State, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Boston College, Missouri, Houston and BYU. Of course, three of those workouts – Ohio State, Alabama and Kentucky – will feature the top three rated QBs for the upcoming draft in CJ Stroud of the Buckeyes, the Tide’s Bryce Young and UK’s Will Levis. And we believe the NFL Network will be at all of the latter workouts with full coverage of the QBs’ passing sessions. For the record, here is the full pro day schedule as we have it.
Meanwhile, just a couple of updates of note. It does not appear that rising Michigan DT Mazi Smith ran in the end at the Wolverines’ pro day last Friday and there was no announcement of a private workout in April. UM DE Mike Morris, who had a very disappointing combine clocking 0f 4.95 did run again on Friday, but it doesn’t appear as it went the way he wanted as the school listed a 5.08 time for him. And UAB RB DeWayne McBride, one of this year’s really deep class at the position won’t run at the Blazers’ pro day on Wednesday because of a tweaked hamstring.