The cavalcade of fun that are NFL pro days is in full swing. This is an opportunity for teams to open their doors to NFL franchises so they can get a more intimate look at potential prospects.
Pro days are fascinating because of the varied level of importance teams place upon them. Having attended several, it is curious to see the varied approaches teams take. Some teams bring staffs in force, with organized binders and dossiers on each player.
Players line up for their runs and all the stopwatches come out, often comparing times between teams. Then on the other end you have some scouts and coaches who come empty-handed. They observe and talk to players, but keep the entire event very loose and casual.
Obviously, teams come to pro days with a particular player or handful of players in mind. Nevertheless, a hidden benefit of a pro day is the inadvertent exposure many lesser-known prospects will get simply by being present. It's not at all unheard of for a team to go to a pro day with one player in mind and end up being more impressed with another.
Let's take a look at some of the most significant pro days to this point and some important takeaways from them.
All pro day info and stats courtesy of NFL.com.