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Pac-12 stars boost NFL Draft stock through first round of 2023 Pro Days

Mar 18, 2023

NFL scouts descended upon five Pac-12 campuses this week to attend the first set of Pro Days.  Here's a look at some of the notable results from the first group of events with seven more to come in the next two weeks.  The NFL Draft will take place April 27-29 in Kansas City.

OREGON STATE - Monday, March 13

48 representatives from NFL teams made the trip to Corvallis on Monday for the first Pro Day on a Pac-12 campus this spring with 12 former Beavers participating.  

Tight end Luke Musgrave added 19 reps on the bench press to his already impressive results from the NFL Combine earlier in the month.  Musgrave also worked out with Oregon State's all-time leading passer who spent last year on the practice squad for the Seattle Seahawks.

Tyjon Lindsey was probably the biggest winner of the day in his hopes of achieving his dreams.  Lindsey ran a reported 4.36 in the 40-yard dash, which would have tied for the second fastest time among wide receivers at the NFL Combine.

OREGON – Tuesday, March 14

12 former Ducks were on hand for Oregon's Pro Day on Tuesday with 31 NFL teams on hand. 

Cornerback Christian Gonzalez starred at the Combine, putting him in range to give Oregon a Top 10 pick in four straight drafts, so he only took part in positional drills on Tuesday.   Linebacker Noah Sewell did the same with his brother Penei, who made the Pro Bowl with Detroit Lions this season, in attendance.

Ryan Walk was not one of the three Ducks' offensive linemen invited to the Combine but made an impression with a strong performance in all the drills.  His 5.10 time in the 40-yard dash would have been 12th among offensive linemen in Indianapolis while he would have placed in the Top 10 in the 20-yard shuttle, three-cone drill and vertical jump.

COLORADO – Wednesday, March 15

9 former Buffs hit the field for Colorado's Pro Day on Wednesday.  

Brady Russell had a performance that would have had him near the top of the tight end group at the Combine and even better did it in front of a Philadelphia Eagles scout who just happened to be his uncle.  Russell had 21 reps on the bench press which would have been tied for fourth best in Indianapolis while his 4.69 time in the 40-yard dash would have tied for seventh.

Defensive lineman Terrance Lang showed off his versatility, not only doing defensive drills but according to he was running routes as a tight end after a request from a New Orleans Saints scout. 

“I didn’t come here with any idea that I was going to catch balls or run any routes, but they asked me to do it and I was able to do it,” Lang said. “Anything I can do to contribute I’m willing to do so it was great.  I actually caught the ball pretty well. I haven’t caught the ball since playing tight end in high school (in 2016), but it looks like it hasn’t left.”

UCLA – Wednesday, March 15

Reps from 31 of the 32 NFL teams came to Westwood to see UCLA's best and brightest in the rain on Wednesday.

After a promising performance at the Combine, Dorian Thompson-Robinson thought he would show off his versatility at his Pro Day but he said scouts told him "They want to see me as a quarterback."

ARIZONA – Thursday, March 16

The Wildcats had six participants in this year's Pro Day.

Edge rusher Jalen Harris was excited to follow his dreams in hopes of getting drafted just like his father Sean did out of Arizona 28 years ago by the Chicago Bears in the 3rd round.

Remaining Pac-12 Pro Days

USC March 21
Stanford March 22
Utah March 23
California March 23
Arizona State March 27
Washington State March 28
Washington March 29