Today is March 12, 2021, this is important because we are less than a week away from Free Agency. On March 17th we will likely find out where players such as JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kenny Golladay, Aaron Jones, Will Fuller, Curtis Samuel, Corey Davis, Todd Gurley, Marvin Jones Jr., Kenyan Drake, T.Y. Hilton, A.J. Green, and Hunter Henry will land.
There are 43 days until the NFL Draft, and in most years we would have the NFL Combine to overreact to, however, as you know the NFL Combine was canceled due to the pandemic. Although we do not get to see all of the relevant players get their testing measurables in the same conditions, we still will get good data from the school’s Pro Days.
Pro Day Tracker March 11, 2020: Here are the full results for all fantasy football relevant players. We will highlight the players that are currently being drafted in rookie mocks and provide some athletic and physical comparisons to current or former NFL players.
March 5: Kansas
Pooka Williams, running back, Kansas: Measured 5’9” and 175 lbs. which equates to a BMI of 25.4. He tested well running a 4.38-second 40-yard dash. He jumped only 33” in the vertical leap, but keep in mind that he only has five toes due to a childhood accident. He also ran a very quick 4.01-second shuttle.
Williams projects as a day-three draft pick or undrafted free agent in the upcoming NFL Draft. At his size, he would be best served in a scat-back role, playing on third down and in hurry-up situations. His frame and athleticism compare to Tavon Austin and De’Athony Thomas. Though he doesn’t compare to Danny Woodhead I included him as a play-style comparison for an understanding of his NFL upside.
March 9: Kansas State, Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Northwestern
Briley Moore, tight end, Kansas State: Measured 6’4” and 240 lbs. which equates to a BMI of 29.0. He tested relatively well running a 4.64-second 40-yard dash. He benched pressed 33 reps of 225 lbs., and jumped well for a tight end at 37”.
Moore transferred from FCS Northern Iowa to Kansas State for his 2020 senior season where he caught 22 passes for 338 yards and three TDs. As a sophomore, he was Northern Iowa’s second-leading pass-catcher with 494 yards, and he led the team in 2018 with 536 yards and four TDs. Moore projects as a day three to an undrafted free agent in the upcoming NFL Draft. Physically and athletically, he compares favorably to Kelvin Benjamin, Brycen Hopkins, and Ricky Seals-Jones. He will likely go undrafted in five-round rookie drafts.
March 10: Arkansas, Marshall, Maryland, Northern Iowa, and Wisconsin
March 11: Clemson, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas
Travis Etienne, running back, Clemson: measured in at 5”10” and 215 lbs. a pleasant surprise that Etienne put on a few extra pounds. He ran a 4.40-second 40-yard dash which at that weight translates to a very strong 114.72-speed score.
Etienne was a super producer for Clemson, setting the ACC rushing record racking up 4,952 rushing yards on a 7.2 yards per rush average. He also ran for 70 TDs in his four seasons at Clemson. After being quoted as scared to catch the ball, Etienne improved as a pass-catcher with 37 receptions in 2019 and 48 in 2020. Etienne eclipsed 6,107 yards from scrimmage in his career and scored 78 TDs.
At his size, Etienne can be grouped with legendary running backs like Adrian Peterson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Edgerrin James, Reggie Bush, Marshawn Lynch, and fellow Clemson alum C.J. Spiller. Etienne also compares favorably to more recent successful running backs such as J.K. Dobbins, D’Andre Swift, Melvin Gordon, Miles Sanders, Dalvin Cook, and Christian McCaffrey. If Etienne was not your rookie RB1 before testing, he likely is after his testing results came out.
March 12: Arkansas State, North Dakota State, Oklahoma
March 15: Army, Kent State, Middle Tennessee, and Vanderbilt
March 16: Georgia Tech and Temple
March 17: Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Pittsburgh, and San Jose State
March 18: Auburn, Buffalo, Central Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Stanford, Troy, and West Virginia
March 19: Memphis, Ohio, and TCU
March 22: Air Force, Bowling Green, Colorado, Colorado State, Florida State, Iowa, Missouri, and Toledo
March 23: Alabama, Central Michigan, Iowa State, Nebraska, and Purdue
March 24: Michigan State, Mississippi State, South Carolina, USC, and Virginia
March 25: Georgia Southern, Liberty, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Texas, Penn State, San Diego State, SMU, Tennessee, and Western Michigan
March 26: Boston College, BYU, Michigan, South Dakota State, and Virginia Tech
March 29: Arizona State, Duke, Louisiana-Lafayette, Miami, Miami (Ohio), North Carolina, and Washington State
March 30: East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Louisville, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Tulane, and Washington
March 31: Baylor, Boise State, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Notre Dame, and Wake Forest
April 1: Appalachian State, Minnesota, North Carolina-Charlotte, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, South Florida, UCF, and Western Kentucky
April 2: Indiana, Oregon, and Tulsa
April 7: Texas Tech
April 9: Ball State, Houston, Rice, and UAB
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