Throughout the offseason, prospects have multiple chances to impress NFL scouts, coaches and executives before the draft commences. The scouting combine already provided a grandiose stage for 300-plus draft hopefuls to showcase their skill sets, and while individual workouts at pro days may not demand the same kind of hype, they come with just as much significance.
Some prospects weren't able to work out at the combine due to injury. Others participated, but they didn't live up to expectations. Many did deliver impressive showings in Indianapolis; however, NFL franchises may be concerned they were flukes. Pro days will help prospects in all of these scenarios.
Over the next month, pro days will take place at schools around the nation, and draft boards will be altered as a result. Here's an updated look at how the first round of the draft may shake out after some of the earlier workouts.
|Updated 2015 NFL Mock Draft: 1st Round|
|1||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State|
|2||Tennessee Titans||Leonard Williams, DT, USC|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||Dante Fowler, OLB, Florida|
|4||Oakland Raiders||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|5||Washington Redskins||Randy Gregory, OLB, Nebraska|
|6||New York Jets||Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon|
|7||Chicago Bears||Danny Shelton, DT, Washington|
|8||Atlanta Falcons||Shane Ray, DE, Missouri|
|9||New York Giants||Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa|
|10||St. Louis Rams||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
|11||Minnesota Vikings||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|12||Cleveland Browns||Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson|
|13||New Orleans Saints||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|14||Miami Dolphins||La'el Collins, OT, LSU|
|15||San Francisco 49ers||Jalen Collins, CB, LSU|
|16||Houston Texans||Landon Collins, S, Alabama|
|17||San Diego Chargers||Malcom Brown, DT, Texas|
|18||Kansas City Chiefs||Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State|
|19||Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo)||T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh|
|20||Philadelphia Eagles||Marcus Peters, CB, Washington|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||Bud Dupree, DE, Kentucky|
|22||Pittsburgh Steelers||Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma|
|23||Detroit Lions||Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State|
|24||Arizona Cardinals||Arik Armstead, DT, Oregon|
|25||Carolina Panthers||Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford|
|26||Baltimore Ravens||Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin|
|27||Dallas Cowboys||Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Miss St|
|28||Denver Broncos||Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota|
|29||Indianapolis Colts||Todd Gurley, RB,Georgia|
|30||Green Bay Packers||Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA|
|31||Seattle Seahawks||Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma|
|32||New England Patriots||Cameron Erving, C, Florida State|
Analyzing Early Pro Days
Only a small amount of schools have already hosted NFL personnel at their respective pro days, but some of those workouts included prospects who may be selected in the draft's first round. Rest assured, their every movement was watched by a contingent of scouts and coaches from around the league.
Here's a look at the early workout results from players who boast first-round grades.
5. Washington Redskins: Randy Gregory, OLB, Nebraska
The big surprise at the combine was the size of Randy Gregory, who measured in at 6'5" and only 235 pounds—much lighter than was expected. According to Bryan Fischer of NFL.com, Gregory boosted his weight up to 238 pounds at Nebraska's pro day, and while he stood on most of his impressive combine numbers, he did run an 11.81-second 60-yard shuttle and a 6.79-second three-cone drill.
12. Cleveland Browns: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
The 6'3", 246-pound Vic Beasley was simply stellar at the combine, earning top-performer honors in every single drill. He stood on those numbers at his pro day but did participate in positional workouts. Beasley showed great movement during those drills, looking extremely quick and fluid. After two strong showings, he may generate some interest within the top 10.
18. Kansas City Chiefs: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
Jaelen Strong, the 6'2", 217-pound standout from Arizona State, is one of several wide receivers boasting a first-round grade this year. He stood on his combine numbers but did run a 4.19-second 20-yard shuttle and 7.33-second three-cone drill. Strong already displayed soft hands and athleticism at the combine, and he did it once again at his pro day, catching absolutely everything that came in his direction.
27. Dallas Cowboys: Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State
Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney measured in at 6'4" and 246 pounds at the combine, where he put on a solid showing, finishing as a top performer in the vertical jump. He decided to stand on those numbers at his pro day, but he did participate in positional drills. While McKinney displayed a lack of great agility, he showcased his length and athleticism.
28. Denver Broncos: Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
Like most first-round hopefuls, Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams stood on his numbers from the combine but did participate in positional drills during his pro day. The 6'4", 249-pound pass-catcher looked very smooth in his routes and displayed the same soft hands he showed at the combine. He proved his performance in Indianapolis wasn't a fluke and helped his draft position in the process.