NFL Draft: Most Impressive Pro Day

Many NFL prospects spent their respective pro days working hard to impress scouts and improve their draft stock. But how did they do compared to others doing the same thing?

Even though Pro Day is not as big the NFL Combine, players still took the opportunity to cue applause and make a difference in their reputation. Here are players that positively affected their draft stock.

Blake Bortles


Obviously we know that Bortles has been highly sought after ever since he declared himself for the Draft but Pro Day seemed to only accentuate his talents. He was very impressive this week and scouts definitely took notice of his solid accuracy and fancy footwork.

Bortles has surely improved his draft stock and now it is hard to say that he will be chosen at any other spot besides first. Expect the best from this talented Knight.

Kelvin Benjamin

Kelvin Benjamin

The former Seminole had a monumental workout this week and his hard work likely placed him in the first round. Scouts are noticing his 6’5″, 240 lb frame and his ability to become an effective receiver.

At FSU’s Pro Day, Benjamin showcased his ability to catch the football at its highest point and make catches that most NFL receivers can’t. ESPN noted that on one throw toward the boundary, NFL coaches cleared as the ball’s flight plan descended toward a coaching cluster. Benjamin hauled in the pass and on the next throw he reached behind to catch an underthrown and off-target toss.

Derek Carr

Derek Carr2

Carr was one of the most impressive this week only because he had been sick with the stomach flu and was hooked up to IVs only hours before his performance at Pro Day.

He is considered one of the top quarterbacks available in this draft class and he’s a candidate to be a first-round pick. Carr was scheduled to meet with the Vikings and Raiders after Thursday’s workouts and he has more meetings scheduled with NFL scouts and officials this weekend.

The Associated Press says that Carr is confident in his skills.

 “There’s nothing that they can do that I can’t do. Any throw that they can make, I assure you I can make it. From a knowledge and maturity and leadership standpoint, been successful for three years. I think I’m the No. 1 quarterback out there. That’s how I feel.”