Someone just pointed out a very interesting idea to me that I thought I'd pass along for discussion. You guys all know how St. Louis' new kicker is dominating in the NFL (12 for 12, including a 58 and 60 yarder)? Well, his pro day brought a lot of scouts out to Western Missouri, which gave a lot of players greater exposure to NFL teams than they wouldn't have gotten otherwise since a lot of scouts came to the Western Missouri pro day. I just realized that the same would be true for Utah's pro day when the scouts come out to watch Star, who's predicted to go in the top 5 this year.
My question is: who do you think is/are the player(s) that will benefit the most from the extra exposure and will shine at the pro day. Here are my top few "candidate" seniors:
Devonte Christopher: given his half-assed play this year so far, DVC needs to impress at the pro day. In the preseason, some analysts were putting him right up there with Woods, Lee, Allen, Wilson and Wheaton in the elite receiver category. When he shows up, he can be great, but that's the point, he has problems showing up. Extra scouts at the U's pro day will definitely benefit DVC show off that he does have the skills to be an NFL receiver.
John White: Given his diminished production and injuries this year, White needs a great pro day to potentially be drafted, by which I mean a 4.4 40 and impressing the scouts. That being said, he has the speed and the elusivness to make a scout like him.
Dave Kruger: needs better season numbers and a great pro day, but some scouts might see his older brother and be willing to take a shot on him hoping that he turns out to be just as productive
Sean Sellwood: one of the best punters in the country, has a very good chance of being drafted,
Of course, These guys also need to produce during the season, but all it takes is impressing one team at the Pro day to get your shot at the NFL. So, that being said, which Ute after Star do you think has the best chance of impressing at the Utah pro day and getting drafted?