Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE
Colleges throughout the country released their pro day schedules on Thursday, as prospects and NFL teams continue to prepare for the 2013 NFL Draft.
With Super Bowl XLVII officially in the books, NFL coaches and fans alike turn their attention to the future of the NFL -- the 2013 NFL Draft.
Colleges announced their pro day schedules on Thursday, as prospects continue to prepare for the 2013 NFL Draft. Pro day workouts allow collegeiate players to showcase their abilities in front of pro scouts and coaches, aiding NFL teams in the decision-making process and gauging a prospect's value.
Below is a list of colleges that have announced their pro dates this year.
March 1: Purdue, Texas-El Paso
March 4: Alabama-Birmingham, Alcorn, Minnesota, North Dakota State, Troy
March 5: Alabama State, Auburn, Buffalo, Chattanooga Jackson State, Northwestern, Southern Mississippi, Tuskegee, Youngstown State
March 6: Alabama A&M, Eastern Washington, Kent State, Mississippi State, North Alabama, Northen Arizona, Pittsburgh, South Florida
March 7: Arizona, Arkansas-Monticello, Central Arkansas, Clemson, Furman, Idaho Illinois, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Syracuse, Washington State
March 8: Cornell, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Missouri State, Montana, Mount Union, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas A&M, Wofford
March 11: California (Pa.), Central Michigan, Penn State
March 12: Delaware State, Florida, Jacksonville State, Kansas State, Lehigh, Portland, State, Toledo, Towson, Sacramento State, UCLA
March 13: Alabama, Central Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Colorardo State, Louisiana-Monroe, Marshall, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Washington
March 14: Arkansas State, Fort Valley State, Georgia Tech, Grambling, North Carolina State, Tulsa, UNLV, West Alabama
March 15: Georgia State
March 18: Air Force, Albany State, Delaware State, Houston, Howard, Idaho State, Memphis, Montana State, Valdosta State, Villanova, Wake Forest
March 19: Florida A&M, Florida State, Louisville, Richmond (with Liberty), Sam Houston State, Virginia
March 20: Ball State, Central Florida, North Carolina State, Sacramento State, Tennessee
March 21: Boise State, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia, Kentucky, Stanford, William & Mary
March 22: Missouri Western, Tennessee State, Vanderbilt
March 25: Middle Tennessee State, Stephen F. Austin
March 26: Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, North Carolina Central, Texas
March 27: LSU, SMU, USC
March 28: BYU, Central Arkansas, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Louisiana-Lafayette, Yale
March 29: Southeast Missouri
April 2: Columbia
Unlike the NFL Combine, prospects participate in pro day activities at their own college campuses, rather than in Indianapolis. Players can improve their draft stock during pro day events, as it gives them an opportunity to improve upon drills from the NFL Combine.
The 2013 NFL Combine is set to run Feb. 20-26. Pro days will begin Mar. 1 and continue throughout the spring until the NFL Draft.