Boise State Pro Day attracts NFL scouts

Boise State Pro Day attracts NFL scouts
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Ten Bronco football players took the field for Bronco Pro Day at the Caven-Williams Complex on BSU's campus. In essence, their final on-field job interview before April's NFL Draft.

Jerrell Gavins is a draft possibility, and looked good on Thursday. He tweaked a hamstring last week while training, so he did not run the 40 yard dash in front of scouts, but did run the defensive back drills.

Fullback Dan Paul impressed with a massive 37.5 inch vertical leap, but like JC Percy, had some trouble with change of direction drills.

Cornerback Jamar Taylor is expected to be a first, or second day draft pick. He took part in the NFL Combine, but said his emphasis Thursday was showing off his footwork in front of the 17 NFL scouts.

"Some guys look good for the Combine, and then they go to pro day and it's a little bit more eyes on you, and you mess up a bit more, so I just wanted to be clean all over, and just look good in position drills, and show the scouts that is wasn't a fluke, that I could come out here and look clean in my footwork, and I can do this as a corner," said Taylor.

Jarrell Root took part in BSU's Pro Day for the second-straight year. After signing with the Dolphins last season, he suffered an injury and was released. Root said he needs to build more NFL interest, and felt this was the best way to do it.

Mike Atkinson came prepared to run the 40 yard dash, but was told the scouts didn't need to see it. The Canadian-born defensive tackle said NFL teams have shown interest. Still on his way back from a knee injury that ended his senior season, teams have told Atkinson he's a draft possibility.