Colleges have started their Pro Day workouts ahead of the NFL Draft next month. A Pro Day in and of itself isn't really big news with a couple of exceptions: 1) a player who didn't workout at the Combine, 2) a big improvement over Combine results (usually 40 times) or 3) mistakes.
With just a handful of Pro Days having occured so far, none of the St. Louis Rams potential first overall picks have had their Pro Day workouts yet; Bradford and Clausen will workout later. Even without the big names, let's take a look at some of the Pro Day results thus far.
Missouri's Sean Whetherspoon worked out last Thursday at MIzzou's Pro Day, besting his Combine numbers with a 40 timed anywhere between 4.43 and 4.48 and adding one rep to his bench press. There's so much talent in this draft that the late first and early second are really anybody's guess, but the more I learn about Weatherspoon the more convinced I am that he's a first round pick.
I'd be remiss if I didn't pass along some news about a couple of what Rob Rang called "sleeper candidates" who worked out at Wyoming's Pro Day. Defensive ends John Fletcher and Mitch Unrein put up some decent numbers working out in Laramie, possibly putting themselves into contention for late round selections. The Colts and Titans were on hand and interested. Keep an eye on Rang's blog for all the pro day news you can to eat.