Rams receivers coach works out Torrey Smith

Through the course of prepping for the draft, teams will talk to dozens if not hundreds of players. Whether it's at events like the Combine or the Senior Bowl or the more personal private visits and workouts, teams drill down on their potential draft picks. This weekend brought news of the St. Louis Rams scheduling some time with a couple players, Lehigh G Will Rackley and Temple S Jaiquawn Jarrett. At the same time, colleges are having their pro day events, mini-Combines, and who the teams send to those events and what they do at those events is just as interesting. 

At last week's Maryland pro day, wide receiver Torrey Smith was worked out by Rams wide receivers coach Nolan Cromwell. Smith was put through a pretty intense workout, with scouts throwing him the ball rather than a teammate. According to at least one person watching the affair, Smith had a very good day in position drills and did so without dropping a pass. 

Rams running backs coach Sylvester Croom was at Georgia Tech's pro day earlier this month throwing passes to RB Anthony Allen. Croom said that he was "impressed" with Tech's power running back.

A couple other pro day notes:

  • Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams had a good pro day per Gil Brandt, who also speculates that he could be the third or even second RB selected.
  • Do-it-all Kentucky WR Randall Cobb also shined at his pro day, according to Brandt who I sometimes wonder if he's ever seen a pro day he didn't like. A little bit QB, RB, WR and KR, Cobb has three private workouts scheduled, and teams have asked that he not tell the press who they are. Hmm.

Two notable pro day events happening today:

  • Abilene Christian normally wouldn't be on your radar, but for receiver-needy teams like the Rams it's an important event. Why? Edmund Gates impressed everyone at the Combine with his 4.37 forty time. Don't let the speed fool you, he's a pretty well-rounded player who lacks to obvious polish of a guy from a big time BCS school. He also plays much taller than his 6' frame with long, lanky arms that give him an edge on the jump ball. JB Scouting has him on top of his big board of small school prospects, with a second round grade, others see him as a third round pick.
  • Iowa hosts their pro day today too. DE Adrian Clayborn has lost out in the hype race after the Combine, but he's still just as talented. Another Iowa player to keep an eye on is S Tyler Sash, who looks like a higher-end version of Craig Dahl. QB Rick Stanzi will draw lots of attention, but that's not really a big concern for the Rams. 
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