Modern pro days serve interests of many
Watching USC's pro day was an eye-opening experience, even for a seasoned scout, writes Gary Horton.
USC coach Pete Carroll orchestrated a well-organized and efficient event, and he even threw in a scrimmage on Saturday night, as the Trojans are in their spring football drills right now. As a result, coaches and scouts were able to witness not only this year's draft eligible players but also get a sneak preview of next year's prospects. And it all was done in a very relaxed and professional environment, which certainly doesn't hurt when a scout sits down to write his impressions of the players.
But what I saw on Sunday is a far cry from how it used to be when NFL organizations attended workout days on campus. Today's players are very savvy in the draft preparation process, because they select agents early who walk them through the process and prepare them for every situation they will encounter.
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