2021 PRO DAY RESULTS
Scout Trout Elite & ESPN Plus Official 2021 NFL Pro Day results have been updated for 2021 NFL Draft QB, RB, WR, TE, OT, OG, OC, CB, FS, SS, EDGE, DT, NG, DE, OLB & MLB prospects. Complete 2021 NFL Pro Day results are located underneath the slide-show on the home page of ScoutTrout.Com. Read my opening statements on some of this year's College Football Today NFL Draft prospect scouting analysis & personal history as an NFL Draft prospect that was graded by 17 NFL teams as a "draft-able prospect" in the 2009 NFL Draft on College Football Today RokFin. Read 2021 NFL Pro Day & 2021 NFL Draft analysis below!
2021 NFL PRO DAY TESTING RESULTS
So why did I collect all of the 2021 NFL Pro day testing results? As far as college football recruiting is concerned, these numbers have often played a major role in awarding players things like "Stars", offers and many more accolades. So logically speaking, they hold some weight with the decision makers in the not only the NFL, but the world of College Football Today. After analyzing the NFL Draft scouting process intuitively since 2017 and from having actually lived the experience as a 2009 NFL Draft prospect, I find that many inconsistencies that are found throughout a prospects career are generated mostly through the media channels that cover these athletes from a young age. For example, Hoosiers 2021 NFL Draft RB prospect Stevie Scott is listed by ESPN & 247 sports at 6'2, 231 pounds, but in actuality, NFL scouts measured him at 6'0", 225 pounds at the Hoosiers 2021 NFL Pro Day. Could he have shrunk two inches or more like I did in 2009? Who knows, but this just wasn't only the case for Stevie, which is why I stopped adding the 1/8, 2/3, 1/2, 7/8's of an inch and just rounded up or down for many of the 2021 NFL Draft prospects Pro Day results. It is sad that I will never know if I am 5'9.5", 5'11.5" or 6'1", but as a former athlete, I never really never cared about those results, but I did put a lot of time and effort into running a 4.51, 40 at 225 pounds and bench pressing 225 X 22 times. I knew that these things mattered, even if I was "just a kicker", it made you stand out at these scouting events or bust your Draft bubble entirely. Will 247 or ESPN correct the numbers that were incorrect at 2021 NFL Pro Days? Probably not, but this is what tends to create this egregious standards set by companies like NCSA for positions like quarterback recruits. According to NCSA, in order to be a D1 FBS or FCS quarterback recruit, you would have to be capable of beating the likes of Brett Favre and the best long ball hurlers in NFL history's arm strength. If you are standing on the opposite 40 yard line, while adding the 10 yards in the end-zone and height of the goal posts, you are looking at chucking the pigskin at least 75-77 yards. In order to compete at the QB position at the FCS level, a QB recruit would need to hurl the rock at least 70-72 yards from the opposite 45 yard line. This creates a major misconception upon the actual standards needed to be an Elite QB recruit, when Hall of Fame NFL quarterbacks like my father's former teammate at Pitt Dan Marino could barely hurl a 60-65 yard long ball. Speaking of long tosses, JaMarcus Russell could throw it to the moon and back, which obviously did not contribute to automatic success at the quarterback position in the National Football League.
Scout Trout Top 2022 Juco QB recruit Brayden Hawkins has recently become available after experiencing many trials & tribulations throughout the course of his young, but very tumultuous career. After evaluating Brayden several times and witnessing the amount of talent that he possesses & the leadership he has exuded yearly, while chasing after his dream of playing in the NFL. It has been extremely hard to stomach not being able to watch him compete on the field of play, as his film has spoken for itself year in and year out. Due to unforeseen circumstances at the university of Maryland, Louisiana and due to the cancellation of the season at Dodge Community college, Hawkins has yet to be given the opportunity that he rightfully has deserved since day one. I have believed that Brayden would eventually get his chance to compete at the highest level and this year he will prove that he is the number one junior college quarterback at College Football Today & ESPN Plus. After watching the tape that was already broken down to the finest of details, I believe that he will eventually become a future NFL Draft pick if utilized in the proper fashion. I still value his uncanny ability to complete the back shoulder throws that are virtually unstoppable for opposing defensive backs, as the impeccable timing that is displayed with his receivers will produce automatic first downs whenever needed, with the proper throwing motion that contributes to the overall elite arm talent that Hawkins has exhibited throughout his career. His ability to rip the football into highly congested areas of the opposing defense & the velocity that is attained through his excellent body weight transitioning, will essentially shred any defensive alignment you throw in his way. Brayden’s information processing capabilities can be witnessed functioning with the plasticity that creates the quick witted style of play seen in NFL quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray & Mac Jones. When operating out the spread shotgun in the short to intermediate passing game, Hawkins shows the ability to quickly pull the ball in the read-option attack & deliver highly accurate darts, that are completed in an advantageous position for his receiver to make the reception to turn up the field quickly while creating yards after the catch. The perfect arm angle that Hawkins creates when whipping the football deep down the field by using his outstanding overall core strength, is able to generate the optimal throwing power needed to become an elite collegiate quarterback. His tremendous accuracy that he displayed while hurling bullets through the first team defense of the University of Louisiana Ragin-Cajuns, who ended the season in the top 25 was quite remarkable. He has the quick feet that all great coaches look for in their starting quarterback, to excel while throwing on the run & also when abruptly setting up the pocket to avoid losses and escape the collapsing pocket to move the football efficiently down the field. His rapid quick release will set up a highly efficient screen & short passing game, that is needed to give his play-makers the capabilities to pick up massive chunks of yards after the catch, with the defensive secondary having very little time to break on the football to deflect the pass when DB’s are dropping into zone coverage. The way that Brayden can release the football quickly and exhibit the touch needed to drop the pigskin over the top of the defenses 2nd or 3rd level, will make him one of the most effective quarterbacks that we have witnessed in modern day American football. His clutch performances throughout his illustrious high school football career landed him as one of the top QB recruits nationally & Brayden’s intense overall work ethic, charisma and character off the field of play, have not only enhanced his overall projection as a top 2022 JuCo QB recruit but also has me throughly enthused about what is in store for his immediate future.
FASTEST PRO DAY 40 TIMES 2021
The fastest pro day 40 times ran in 2021 NFL Pro days that have been completed up until April 3rd, 2021 can be found below. (4.4 or under)
WR 6'0",180 Anthony Schwartz Auburn JR 40 time 4.26
WR 5'9",180 Rondale Moore Purdue SO RS 40 time 4.29
CB 6'1",194 Eric Stokes Georgia JR 40 time 4.29
FS 5'10",190 Michael Carter II Duke SR 40 time 4.30
RB 5'11",217 Elijah Mitchell Louisiana SR 40 time 4.32
WR 5'9",184 Elijah Moore Ole Miss JR 40 time 4.32
WR/SLOT/KR 5'9",165 Chatarius Atwell Louisville JR 40 time 4.32
CB 5'10",190 Kary Vincent Jr. Louisiana State SR 40 time 4.33
WR/H 6'4",224 Racey McMath LSU SR 40 time 4.34
CB 6'1",193 Tyson Campbell Georgia JR 40 time 4.34
CB 6'1",192 Kelvin Joseph Kentucky SO (RS) 40 time 4.34
CB 6'0",191 Marco Wilson Florida JR (RS) 40 time 4.34
CB 5'11",183 Brandin Echols Kentucky SR 40 time 4.34
RB/APB 5'9.5",175 Pooka Williams Jr. Kansas JR 40 time 4.36
SS 6'0.5",209 Tyler Coyle Purdue SR 40 time 4.36
EDGE 6'5",257 Jayson Oweh Penn State SO 40 time 4.36
CB 5'11",190 Ambry Thomas Michigan JR 40 time 4.37
WR 6'0",208 JaMarr Chase LSU JR 40 time 4.38
WR 6'3",200 Terrace Marshall Jr LSU JR 40 time 4.38
CB 5'11",186 Aaron Robinson Central Florida SR (RS) 40 time 4.38
CB 6'1",190 Greg Newsome II Northwestern JR 40 time 4.38
CB 6'0",195 Nate Hobbs Illinois SR 40 time 40 time 4.38
SS 5'11",207 Tyree Gillespie Missouri SR 40 time 4.38
WR/SLOT/KR 5'11",189 Kadarius Toney Florida SR 40 time 4.39
WR 6'0",190 Rashod Bateman Minnesota JR 40 time 4.39
CB 6'1",205 Jaycee Horn South Carolina JR 40 time 4.39
CB 6'0",193 Robert Rochell Central Arkansas SR (RS) 40 time 4.39
ILB 6'3",246 Micah Parsons Penn State JR 40 time 4.39
RB/APB 5'10",215 Travis Etienne Clemson SR 40 time 4.40
WR 5'7.5",174 Jaelon Darden North Texas SR 40 time 4.40
2021 JAGUARS NFL MOCK DRAFT
The College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2021 Jaguars NFL Mock Draft is the most intriguing to assemble with Urban Meyer being named the new Head Coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, as Trevor Lawrence appears to be everyone's sure fire 1st overall NFL Draft pick. The Jaguars have the 1st, 25th, 33rd, 34th, 65th, 106th, 130th, 145th, 270th and 249th pick in this year's 2021 NFL Draft and have many holes on both sides of the football. Given the fact that Justin Fields, Mac Jones, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance and even Jamie Newman appear to be first round talent, we could potentially see the Jaguars stockpile more picks and probably not moving much further down in the first round.
WHO WILL URBAN MEYER & THE JAGUARS PICK #1 IN THE 2021 NFL DRAFT?
Let's first start out by stating, that unless a major wind is aiding the travel of the football 75 to 77 yards, I do not believe that any of the quarterbacks in this year's 2021 NFL Draft can hurl a pigskin through the goal posts, while standing on the opposite 40 yard line. In all actuality, there is only one play that a quarterback is needed to execute a pass over 60-65 yards and that play is called the "Hail Mary". These "Hail Mary" attempts are normally in an effort to call upon the Holy Mother of God in an attempt to win a ball game. Does the 40 time matter for quarterbacks? Once again, it all depends on the NFL executives & coaching philosophies that are ingrained into the inner lying fabric of the NFL teams organization. Not that long ago, the newly appointed Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer blamed Spencer Rattler's height on the reason he was struggling in the first half against the Longhorns and stated "that's why you look for a guy whose a little taller, so he can see over the line". I did some extensive research on both Urban Meyer's history with producing winning NFL QB's & cover if the 40 time really matters for a NFL Draft QB, but it's only available on College Football Today RokFin, due to fact driven arguments that are pretty undeniable.
OHIO STATE QB JUSTIN FIELDs 2021 NFL DRAFT
TOP FIVE 2021 NFL DRAFT QB PRO DAY 40 TIMES
QB 6'2,3/8" 227 Justin Fields Ohio St JR 4.45
QB 6'6 1/2",234 Feleipe Franks Arkansas SR 4.55
QB 6'0",211 Ian Book Notre Dame SR 4.59
QB 6'3",217 Kellen Mond Texas A&M SR 4.59
QB 6' 1/2", 210 Zac Thomas App State SR (RS) 4.59
QB 6'2 5/8", 217 Mac Jones Alabama JR 4.68
Was Ohio State's quarterback Justin Fields a product of the same dynamic offensive system like his Buckeye predecessors? No, Coach Ryan Day and the Buckeyes had one of the most balanced offensive attacks this past season and Fields only had a few questionable moments during the 2020-2021 season. He didn't play terrible against the greatest CFB team of All-Time and his abilities as a passer are displayed through impeccable precision, timing and placement. He is rarely seen not delivering the football at eye level, which makes it much easier for receiving targets to turn up the field after the catch and he can zip-line a flat ball 60+ yards or drop it in the bucket over the top of the defense. Read my 2021 NFL Draft scouting report back in November on Ohio State QB Justin Fields by clicking HERE!
From watching all the top 2021 NFL Draft QB's Pro Day scouting events thus far, this year's class of QB's could all be taken off my 2021 QB big board for the first time. A total of 20 quarterbacks that were listed on the College Football Today RokFin Top 2021 QB Prospect November 21st, 2020 rankings took advantage of the NCAA granting them an extra year of eligibility to return and possibly increase their 2022 NFL Draft stock. Which makes next year's 2022 NFL Draft QB class certainly one to look out for, as QB prospects like Kent State's Dustin Crum are truly diamonds in the rough. Check out the newly updated College Football Today RokFin 2021 Top QB Prospect rankings for March, that will be updated once more after the incredible 2021 Pro Day performance by Ohio State's Justin Fields by clicking HERE! Visit the College Football Today & ESPN Plus top quarterback rankings landing page by clicking the button button below!
NFL PRO DAY TESTING RESULTS
I know that many have one of two arguments about NFL pro day & football combine testing results. Many will argue that the testing is able to help evaluators figure out who the best overall athletes in the NFL Draft will be and many will also claim that the testing has very little to no impact on how a prospects play will reflect on the gridiron of the National Football League. I am going to give a detailed explanation of why each test does matter, but also how studying game film and having a high football IQ can make up those tenths of a second that might have been lacking in the combine. I have also have ran across many so-called "freak athletes", who simply just were not properly coached or prepared to perform in a combine setting. In a top NFL executive & CFB coaches mind, he wants to know those boxes are checked off as far as preparedness, attention to detail and the overall athleticism a player possesses in specific areas. I have had the privilege to sit alongside many top NFL scouts, while scouting the NFL Senior Bowl the past five years and also from working out for NFL scouts here as a player back in the day. From having the privilege to mingle and talk football with some of the brightest minds in the game of American football, both at the college & pro levels, I have wanted to analyze this data for sometime. Not only for NFL Draft scouting purposes, but also to analyze how to enhance training methods in order to be dominant in all physical testing and technical areas needed to be considered a "draft-able" NFL Draft prospect.
2021 UNI PRO DAY RESULTS
Next up, I will be releasing the 2021 UNI pro day results & 2021 NFL Draft WR, RB & O-Line prospects 2021 Pro Day analysis. I will also be releasing all of the scouting notes I have been accumulating the past few weeks while evaluating top football recruits in the 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 football recruiting classes, who are rapidly rising in the world of College Football Today.
MY NFL PRO DAY AT UNI
After being invited to Northern Iowa's Pro Day in 2009 by 23 year NFL scouting veteran Andy Dengler, who is now the assistant director of player personnel currently for the Jacksonville Jaguars. One of the most reputable agents in the sport of American football called me before the 2009 NFL Draft and informed me that 17 NFL teams had graded me out as a "draft-able" prospect. Given this was the first time I had ever heard the term "draft-able" prospect, I asked my agent David Canter what that exactly meant, it's been so long now I forget his exact response, but in the end he explained that I should get an opportunity. The Patriots had even graded me out higher than one of the most accurate kickers in CFB History, which made me truly admire Bill Belichick's eye for top football athletes in general. I was kind of shocked that the Green Bay Packers sent Lenny McGill to my first NFL Pro Day in Iowa, as I had left school early after being labeled "The YouTube Kicker" and signed with DEC Sports Management, while he formally declared me for the 2009 NFL Draft. I knew I was a long shot to make it, but those two Pro Days in Iowa were the only two workouts I needed. I was returning the Northern Iowa Punters warm-up boots and punting them back to him, while showing off my athletics with fancy one handed snags. My 3rd or 4th punt scraped the top of the dome and caught everyone in the buildings attention. Thankfully, there were no goal posts, so we went straight to kicking off and I was able to average 82 yards on about 12-15 kickoffs, while having a good day punting. I also performed line kicks and performed rather well in all combine related activities (4.51,40 & 225 X 22). Why I am rehashing all of this? Because, in short, if you can perform at these events under the watchful eyes of scouts who inevitably control your future, it can enhance your overall chances or NFL Draft stock.
TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Check out many of the top football recruits I will be covering this week on both ScoutTrout.Com & the new All-American-Bowl.com in the Elite Football Recruiting Database by clicking HERE! Next up on the top football recruit rankings on College Football Today RokFin is the 2023 football recruiting class, starting with our loaded Class of 2023 Quarterback recruits!
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