Iowa Hawkeyes Football: Players Show Off Skills for NFL Scouts at Iowa Pro Day

B.Senior Analyst IMarch 24, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Tight end Tony Moeaki of Iowa runs as he catches the football during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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A total of ten former Hawkeyes were on hand for Iowa's Pro Day, the yearly gathering of NFL scouts at the Hayden Fry Football Complex where players are evaluated for their eligibility in the upcoming draft. 

Twenty—seven NFL teams were in attendance to assess Bryan Bulaga, Kyle Calloway, Dan Doering, Rafael Eubanks, Tony Moeaki, Dace Richardson, Trey Stross, A.J. Edds, Pat Angerer and Amari Spievey.  

For some players like Stross, Eubanks and Doering, who did not receive combine invites, Iowa's Pro Day was their first shot at demonstrating their skills for scouts.  

Members of the media were not present at the event, but information has already started hitting NFL-related websites .  

Continuing to improve his draft stock, Moeaki improved upon his official combine numbers. At the combine, Moeaki ran an official 40—yard dash time of 4.69  and benched 225 pounds a total of 18 times.

He improved on both of those numbers, running the 40—yard-dash in 4.62 seconds and puttin up 20 reps on the bench.

After the combine, the National Football Post rated him the No. 5 tight end in the draft. He could have improved that ranking with his recent performance.

Bulaga improved his bench performance at pro day, putting up 27 reps on the bench. He opted out of other drills, deciding to stick with his results from the combine as he is currently rated the No. 2 offensive tackle available in the draft.

Calloway, currently ranked as the tenth—best offensive tackle available, also improved his stock. He did not bench at the combine, but at Pro Day he benched 225 pounds a total of 24 times.  

Edds appears to be on the rise, as well. After his combine performance, his stock was already climbing. He improved his combine scores in both the 40—yard dash (4.63) and the bench (18), which should help his stock climb even more.

Spievey is currently rated the ninth—best cornerback in the draft by the National Football Post , but his 40—yard dash time took a dip on Pro Day of almost a second. It is unclear whether it will affect his draft status, but likely not, as ESPN suggests the Chicago Bears are interested

Angerer improved his 40—yard dash time, Richardson increased his bench ever so slightly and Doering seemed to put up respectable numbers. Information on Eubanks and Stross was sparse.

The results suggest to the Cedar Rapids Gazette 's Marc Morehouse that Iowa could have as many as seven players drafted this year, which would be a school record.

Eat your heart out, Florida.