Athens was all abuzz last season when Pro Day arrived at the University of Georgia campus. After all, the future No. 1 pick was putting his arm and his athleticism on display. The show ended up working out well for him and his teammates as both Knowshon Moreno and Mohamed Massaquoi ended up going in the Top 50.
Today, the spotlight is not nearly as bright and the names aren’t quite as large but the end result is hoped to be the same—an increase in draft stock for those with NFL aspirations.
Both Jeff Owens and Geno Atkins created a lot of buzz already during their combine and Senior Bowl performances. However, they will get the opportunity to add to that conversation as they get put under the microscope even further. In both cases, Owens' and Atkins', the knock is size. Both players are 6’1” and the ideal height for their position is in the 6’3” range.
They, along with a number of other former Dawgs who were not able to show their stuff at a combine or a postseason bowl, will be on hand at Pro Day today. Here are just a few thoughts on some of the participants.