If you're not reading Rob Rang's draft blog over at CBS Sports, you're missing out on some real insight...and free of the aura of ridiculousness usually surrounding the ESPN draftniks. Anyway, this morning Rang takes a look at the upcoming schedule of college Pro Days and identifies key players who'll be on display and answering questions. What about some of the St. Louis Rams potential draft picks?
There's no bigger date on the pre-draft calendar than March 25, when Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford works out with the intention of solidifying his name in the conversation for first overall pick. The draft's other top QB, Notre Dame's spikey-haired Jimmy Clausen, works out on April 9 in South Bend. Ok, so about some other names of note...
TST readers may noticed plenty of conversation lately about the Rams need at tight end. One of the biggest names in the draft at that position, Arizona's Ron Gronkowski will fill in the gaps from his missed 2009 season on March 27.
Some of the draft's other quarterbacks will be looking to boost their draft stock in the coming weeks as well. Today, Oklahoma State QB Zac Robinson will be looking to build on a strong combine performance. The biggest knock on Robinson, as I see it, is his accuracy, as in is he accurate enough down the field to find success in the NFL.
Central Michigan's Dan LeFevour is banking on his March 24 workout to rebuild his value after it took a hit from his decision not to throw at the Combine. Colt McCoy will throw with the other Texas prospects in Austin on March 31.
Another Texas player I'm interested in is DT Lamarr Houston, who is currently projected as a 2nd or 3rd round pick. His 4.85 time in the 40 at the Combine was decidedly un-defensive tackle like.
USC also hold their Pro Day on March 31. Plenty of names to keep an eye on here, but I'm most anxious to see how DE Everson Griffen's draft stock fares after getting a boost at the Combine. Could Griffen be available for the Rams at #33?