The Miami football program will have their first pro day at the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility on Monday. Pro Day gives the Hurricanes NFL hopefuls a chance to show off their talents in a controlled atmosphere.
Pro Day in Coral Gables will be a chance for the six Miami football alums who participated at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis earlier this month a chance to improve on their number and a chance for the players not invited to prove they have NFL caliber talent.
Nothing has been released on which players will participate in Pro Day on Monday. The six players who were at the combine are likely to take part. Graduated seniors, defensive tackle Gerald Willis, cornerback Michael Jackson and safeties Jaquan Johnson and Sheldrick Redwine were in Indianapolis.
Several early entrees into the draft are likely to take part in pro day. Juniors, running back Travis Homer and defensive end Joe Jackson had mixed results at the combine. Homer was exceptional. Jackson did not participate in the running drills in Indianapolis. The NFL Scouts will likely want to see how well he times.
Offensive lineman Venzell Boulware also entered the NFL Draft with a year of eligibility remaining. Boulware played one season at Miami as a graduate transfer from Tennessee. He graduated in three years but had one year of eligibility remaining after redshirting as a Freshman with the Volunteers in 2015.
Tito Odenigbo made the most of his lone year in Coral Gables. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/3K1b3amDcq
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 22, 2019
Several graduated players who did not participate in the combine who could participate in the Hurricanes pro day include RB/FB Trayone Gray, offensive tackle Tyree St. Louis, defensive tackle Tito Odenigbo, center Tyler Gauthier, linebacker Mike Smith, CB Jhavonte Dean, and quarterback Malik Rosier.
Rosier and Gray are long shots of the aforementioned players to make the NFL. If Gray can show he is capable at fullback after only playing the position as a senior in 2018 he has a chance. Rosier is not an NFL QB by virtually every measurement metric at the position. His best chance is at another position or in the CFL.
As it shows in the tweet posted above Odenigbo is a good rotation player at DT. At 6’3 300 the former Illinois grad transfer has the size to play inside. He has to be able to show he has the quickness to make it into the NFL. His 13 tackles for loss in his college career show he is a productive interior lineman.
Smith has been a versatile player throughout his Miami career. He filled in at fullback when the Hurricanes did not have one on their roster in 2017 and is a quality special teams performer. St. Louis, Gauthier and Dean all have to hope to receive invited to an NFL camp as undrafted free agents.