The Gators weren’t the only Florida team to have NFL personnel visiting their college campus to scout out football hopefuls. FSU welcomed scouts into their indoor facility Tuesday morning for it’s annual Pro Day. Pro Day is the last chance players get to showcase their skills for these scouts in hopes to turn their collegiate careers into professional ones.
Running back Dalvin Cook is widely considered a first-round prospect. Cook’s 4.49 second 40-yard dash in Indianapolis wasn’t good enough for the player, clocking in a new unofficial time in 4.4 – 4.5 second range. Cook also participated in position drill work, mostly having to do with catching the ball out of the backfield. He did a variety of short, intermediate and long routes without any drops. Cook had 33 receptions for 488 yards last season and finished out his collegiate career with an MVP performance in the Orange Bowl. The 5-foot-11, 213 pound running back is the leading rusher in school history with 4,464 rushing yards.
Demarcus Walker also made a statement for scouts, showing that he had something to prove. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive end finished the 40 yard dash with an unofficial time of 4.76 seconds and had a 9-foot-7 broad jump. Walker’s the first FSU player in 20 seasons to have back to back double-digit sack seasons.
Headed into Pro Day, there were several Florida State players flying under the radar. Defensive back Marquez White excelled at secondary drills, and displayed his athleticism to near perfection. Along with the regular starters, former wide receiver and Olympian track star Marvin Brace was in attendance, participating in the 40-yard dash and broad jump. Former quarterback Sean Maguire caught the eye of a few teams, performing well throughout cone and pocket passing drills.
Florida State still continues to prove why their program is one of the top in the country and fans are holding out to see one, if not multiple players be selected in the first-round.
— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) March 28, 2017
The 2017 NFL Draft is less than one month away, beginning on April 27th. Florida State is expected to have another class be selected early and often. The Seminoles have had a player go in the first round four straight years.