NFL Pro Days Schedule 2013: School-by-School Dates and Top Prospects

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IFebruary 19, 2013

November 10, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers defensive end Barkevious Mingo (49) during the first half of a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Mississippi State 37-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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After this February's NFL Scouting Combine, NFL coaches, executives, general managers and scouts will turn their attention to the month-long display of college pro day workouts.

Pro day workouts allow players to showcase their skill sets on campus, providing those watching with another glimpse of their potential and what they're capable of bringing to an NFL franchise. These individual samples can often boost a player's stock in the leadup to the most important day of his career. 

Below are all of the important pro day workout dates to remember as the 2013 NFL draft nears, as well as some of the more significant pro days upcoming.

Texas A&M, March 8

Johnny Manziel didn't win the Heisman Trophy all on his own in 2012, and he'd be the first to say so. Two players who had a significant role in the Aggies' remarkable 11-2 season this past year, defensive end Damontre Moore and offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, will both work out for scouts on March 8 in College Station, Texas.

Both are projected first-round picks and could potentially go No. 1 and No. 2 in this April's draft. It's certainly not as unlikely as it seems.

Joeckel is without a doubt the top offensive lineman coming out this year, and one could easily make the case that Moore is the best pass-rusher heading to the next level as well.

Alabama, March 13

The two-time reigning BCS national champions will hold their pro day workouts on March 13, where pro scouts and coaches will be able to get a closer look at projected first-round talents like offensive guard Chance Warmack, cornerback Dee Milliner and offensive tackle D.J. Fluker. 

Milliner is hands-down the best defensive back coming out this year, while Warmack looks to be the top guard (along with North Carolina's Jonathan Cooper). Meanwhile, Fluker should boost his stock on Alabama's pro day, as he could go anywhere from the mid-first round to the late-first round this April.

Georgia, March 21

The Georgia Bulldogs nearly upset Alabama in the SEC Championship Game last year, pushing the Crimson Tide to the brink before losing late. On March 21, a handful of Georgia's top defenders, including linebackers Alec Ogletree and Jarvis Jones, will showcase their talents.

In a draft that seems to be deep in the defensive front seven, guys like Ogletree and Jones can really improve their draft stock with big pro day performances.

Defensive tackle John Jenkins is another stud to keep an eye out for in Athens, Ga.

LSU, March 27

NFL higher-ups will have to wait until late-March to get a look at some of LSU's top defensive talent during their pro day workouts. Three Tigers stand out in particular in 2013, including dominant defensive ends Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery.

Both have first-round talent, along with linebacker Kevin Minter. 

Many draft experts are anticipating defense to rule the first round this year, and that's certainly no surprise given the vast amount of defensive talent coming out of the college ranks this spring, especially from Baton Rouge.

Pro Days Workout Dates (via NFL.com)

Date Schools
March 1
Purdue, Texas-El Paso
March 4 Alabama-Birmingham, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Minnesota, North Dakota State, San Diego, Troy
March 5 Auburn, Buffalo, Jackson State, Northwestern, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Tuskegee, Youngstown State
March 6 Alabama A&M, Duquesne, Kent State, Mississippi State, North Alabama, Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Wisconsin
March 7 Arizona, Arkansas-Monticello, Clemson, Furman, Idaho, Illinois, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Syracuse, Washington State
March 8 Cornell, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Missouri State, Montana, Mount Union, Southern Mississippi, TCU, Texas A&M, Wofford 
March 11 California (Pa.), Central Michigan, Penn State
March 12 Delaware State, Florida, Jacksonville State, Kansas State, Lehigh, Monmouth, Portland State, Towson, UCLA

March 13

Alabama, Central Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Colorado, Colorado State, Louisiana-Monroe, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Rutgers 
March 14 Arkansas State, Fort Valley State, Georgia Tech, Grambling State, Tulsa, UNLV, West Alabama, West Virginia
March 15 Arkansas, Georgia State
March 18 Air Force, Albany State (Ga.), Howard, Idaho State, Memphis, Montana State, Valdosta State, Villanova, Virginia Union 
March 19 Florida A&M, Florida State, Louisville, Richmond (with Liberty), Virginia 
March 20 Ball State, Central Florida, Connecticut, North Carolina State, Ohio, Sacramento State, Tennessee
March 21 Boise State, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia, Kentucky, Miami (Ohio), Old Dominion, Stanford, Stony Brook, Temple, William & Mary
March 22 Missouri Western, Tennessee State, Vanderbilt
March 25 Middle Tennessee State, Stephen F. Austin
March 26 Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, North Carolina, North Carolina Central, Texas
March 27 LSU, South Carolina, SMU, USC
March 28 BYU, Central Arkansas, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Louisiana-Lafayette, Yale
March 29 Southeast Missouri State 
April 2 Columbia

Top Prospects Pro Days Workout Dates

Date Prospect(s) School
March 1 DT Kawann Short Purdue
March 7 DT Sheldon Richardson Missouri
March 8 DE Damontre Moore, OT Luke Joeckel Texas A&M
March 12 S Matt Elam, DT Sharrif Floyd Florida
March 13 G Chance Warmack, CB Dee Milliner, OT D.J. Fluker Alabama
March 13 QB Landry Jones, OT Lane Johnson Oklahoma
March 14 QB Geno Smith West Virginia
March 19 DE Bjoern Werner, CB Xavier Rhodes Florida State
March 20 WR Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Justin Hunter Tennessee
March 21 OT Eric Fisher Central Michigan
March 21 LB Alec Ogletree, LB Jarvis Jones, DT John Jenkins Georgia
March 21 TE Zach Ertz Stanford
March 27 DE Barkevious Mingo, LB Kevin Minter, DE Sam Montgomery LSU
March 27 QB Matt Barkley, WR Robert Woods USC
March 28 DE Ezekiel Ansah BYU

*All information courtesy of NFL.com. Click here for complete pro day workout schedule.

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