The NFL Combine may be over, but the pre-draft process kicks into high gear in March, when the universities hold their pro days. This is the last chance for prospects to show off in front of NFL scouts and general managers before the draft in late April.
A handful of schools held their pro days on Monday, and while there weren't many big names on display, a number of people managed to stand out:
--MarQueis Gray played quarterback with the Golden Gophers, but he's trying to transition to tight end. The 6'3 240-pound athlete ran a 4.73 at the Combine while still recovering from an ankle injury. That recovery seems to be going well, as he lowered his 40 time to 4.67 and hopes to run in the 4.50 range when fully healthy. Gray sports some slick athletic ability, but he will face an uphill road at the next level. At the moment, he projects as a Day 3 pick at best.
--Terrell Sinkfield turned the most heads in Minnesota. The former Northern Iowa WR ran blistering times of 4.27 and 4.19, which would have shattered Chris Johnson's Combine record. Measuring in at 6'1, Sinkfield also flashed in the other drills, with a 40.5 inch vertical and 11'5 broad jump. He wasn't highly recruited and had to settle for playing in a small school, but NFL teams will certainly be intrigued by his straight-line speed. He's firmly on the 7th round/UDFA radar.
--UAB doesn't have many draftable prospects to show off, but Chris Hubbard gained some attention. The 6'4 286-pound offensive lineman ran a 4.80 and appeared to show off good footwork in positional drills. He's another possible UDFA with something to prove in training camp.