We are truly entering the home stretch of the 2021 NFL Draft buildup. We are 23 days away from Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence being selected number one overall by Jacksonville. However, there are still a handful of pro days to sort out.
Five schools have yet to hold their respective pro days. Texas Tech will have their session tomorrow. Ball State, Houston, Rice, and UAB will finish up Pro Day season on Friday. Let’s look at the players who have yet to be tested and timed for the 2021 NFL Draft.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7TH
CB-Zech McPhearson-Texas Tech
G-Jack Anderson-Texas Tech
WR-T.J. Vasher-Texas Tech
The Red Raiders feature three prospects who will likely hear their names called on day three. The best prospect is likely offensive guard Jack Anderson. Anderson performed well during Senior Bowl practices.
FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH
CB-Antonio Phillips-Ball State
RB-Caleb Huntley-Ball State
Both of the former Cardinals are hoping a great pro day can lift them from priority free agent to a day three pick. Huntley flashed as a runner over the last couple of seasons. Considering the subpar testing we have seen from the RB class this year; a great pro day could do him wonders.
Payton Turner is one of the best and yet underrated edge rushers in this class. Stevenson has shown tremendous speed on the field and I expect him to test well. No matter how well Stuard performs at the Cougars pro day, you can pencil him into all four special teams units for whatever team selects him.
No prospects of note
WR-Austin Watkins, Jr.-UAB
The most active of the remaining pro days will take place in Birmingham. Jordan Smith has a chance to be selected on day two. He is a high upside pass rusher. The three offensive skill players all have a chance to be selected on day three. Watkins will probably be the highest-drafted. DL Tyree Turner was tremendously productive two years ago at South Alabama. He was oft-injured in 2019 before transferring to lay his final year at UAB. Turner showed flashes in 2020 but was never able to regain what he had in 2018.