Pac-12 Football: 5 Former Players Who Need Huge Pro Days

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Pac-12 Football: 5 Former Players Who Need Huge Pro Days
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Former Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas

After being run through the gauntlet at the NFL combine, Pac-12 players will now be put to the same tests at a pro day in the comfort of where they played their college ball.

For some guys, such as UCLA's Anthony Barr or Oregon State's Brandin Cooks, the event will be more or less a light workout as both players looked outstanding in front of NFL scouts in February, thus eliminating some of the pressure of needing to perform well in the second go-round.

Another group of players, which might include Oregon's Terrance Mitchell or Arizona State's Carl Bradford, the pro day may not offer a chance for much movement. Both guys will likely be taken in Day 3 of the 2014 NFL draft, and unless each can dramatically improve upon what he showed in Indianapolis, there won't be a lot of pressure here.

Who we're targeting are the players bursting with potential who may have seen their stock fall at the NFL combine. Not that Mitchell or Bradford don't have a chance to be great pros, but this particular group will be feeling the heat at the players' respective pro days because of the perception of how they should perform.

In other words, these five players have the most to gain with a big pro day, but they could also see their draft stocks fall with mediocre efforts.

Here are five former Pac-12 players who need monster pro days.


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