March Pro Days Will Be Pivotal for NFL Hopefuls - Page 2
Another NFL draft prospect looking at a high stakes pro day is Tyler Horn from the University of Miami. Tyler was a 3-year starter and well accomplished Center for the Hurricanes. He also played in the Shrine Game, but also was not evaluated on his strength and speed. Horn will need to show that he has improved his strength from reported college statistics on his bench. For Horn, pro day could be the difference between getting drafted and being selected as an undrafted free agent. If Horn can show that he can handle more than 25 reps on the bench and run a 5.1 forty while weighing 305 pounds, he can open up many doors for teams to utilize a 6th or 7th round pick on him. Horn will work out for the NFL scouts also on March 8th.
For Casey Therriault, a quarterback from Jackson State, pro day has some very high stakes. Therriault, who has as impressive of a passing resume as any quarterback in the country, is coming from an unheralded Division I school in Jackson State. To complicate matters, Therriault was pulled from the only all-star game he was selected to play in due to a shoulder injury. Now that Therriault’s shoulder is healed, he is reportedly throwing the ball with unprecedented zip and strength. Under the watchful eyes of trainer Derek Touchette in Naples, Florida, Therriault has earned the respect of every receiver training at the Velocity Facility. He will throw for NFL scouts on March 23rd at Jackson State and his performance will make all of the difference in the world as to whether or not he is offered an NFL contract.