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Missouri State Welcomes NFL Hopefuls and Scouts to Friday's Pro Day
Missouri State will entertain several prospective NFL hopefuls and a number of professional team scouts this Friday (March 19) at Plaster Sports Complex in the Bears’ first “Pro Day” event.
The event will feature physical and intellectual testing as well as on-field performance and strength evaluations for the prospective pro players. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. at Forsythe Athletics Center and will move to the stadium around 10 a.m.
According to Missouri State assistant coach Sean Coughlin, who is coordinating MSU’s Pro Day, the list of NFL teams attending Friday’s event is growling rapidly. Topping the list of attending franchises are Kansas City, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Carolina.
Two senior Bears, Clay Harbor and Mike Daniels, will headline the local talent along with former Bear Kevaughn Brown. Additional student-athletes from Southwest Baptist, Washburn and other institutions are also slated to work out.
Harbor, a consensus All-America tight end for Missouri State in 2009, turned heads with his performance at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis after solid efforts at both the East-West Shrine Game and Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Game.
According to NFL.com, the college pro days take place in between the NFL Combine and the draft (April 22-24). These workouts are not as all-encompassing as the combine, but they are important enough for the key decision-makers in the league to travel around the country for more than a month to see the talent up close and personal.
By Missouri State University Athletic Communications