The 2021 NFL Scouting Combine was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event should return in 2022, but before the 2021 NFL Draft, teams have to rely more on the pro day circuit to assess this year’s best prospects. That makes professional days more important than ever for players and they really only get one chance to get everything right.
This year, Florida’s professional day should be quite attractive, especially given the number of strong offensive prospects they have. They have a couple of prospects that look like Round 1 picks, and given the way that quarterbacks can be pressured during the draft process, Kyle Trask may have an outside chance to sneak in at the end of Round 1 (though it’s unlikely). Trask will be the best prospect to watch, but the likes of Kyle Pitts, Kadarius Toney, Marco Wilson and Trevon Grimes will also be worth watching on Wednesday morning.
Here’s how you can see the best Gators players in action and what to look for on Florida Pro Day 2021:
When is Florida Pro Soccer Day?
- Date: Wednesday March 31
- Time: 11 am ET
Florida Professional Day will be held on Wednesday at 11 am. The big stars on display will include QB Kyle Trask, TE Kyle Pitts and WR Kadarius Toney from a high-flying offense. Trask may be of more interest to fans, as the Heisman finalist in fourth place posted monster numbers last year, but Pitts is among the safest picks in this year’s draft and could be the tallest tight end selected. in quite some time.
How to watch Florida professional day workouts
NFL Network has been covering NFL Pro Day workouts during the offseason from many colleges, especially those with top quarterbacks like Trask. Their coverage will be in the form of a “Path to the Draft Pro Day Special,” and former NFL scouts turned draft analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks will provide an analysis of each prospect’s performance. It will be interesting to hear what they think of Trask’s draft stocks and how high they think Pitts could go on draft day.
MORE: Full Schedule of NFL Pro Days Before the 2021 Draft
What to see on Florida professional day
Of the players on display at Florida’s Pro Day, none have more to prove than Kyle trask. It may seem strange to say it about a player who completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 4,283 yards, 43 touchdowns and eight interceptions, but the numbers can be a bit misleading.
Trask doesn’t have a great arm and his athletic ability isn’t that impressive. As such, it relies more on pacing, precision, and ball placement. It excels in all those areas, but the other factors limit its potential. That said, if Trask can show a little more speed on the 40-yard dash (if he runs it), shows some knack for throwing on the move, and can connect on deeper passes than expected, he could get some great reserve. . That’s a lot to ask of you, but even if you check one of those boxes, you will help yourself and cement yourself as an early second-round prospect at worst.
Kyle Pitts he’s the other Kyle to watch on Florida’s professional day. Pitts is a true athletic monster and a nightmare of misfit. He’s on the 6-6, 246-pound list and if you measure those numbers, that would be nice. Outside of that, Pitts’ work on field drills and his 40-yard dash should signal to teams that he is the next great tight end in the NFL. He imagines he will do very well and may have a chance to be an all-time great player at tight end. Fans should be excited to see everything he does. He really is a special player.
Completing the best offensive prospects is Kadarius toney. The speed threat envisions running a 40-yard dash and could stretch the field working with Kyle Trask. He’s just a decent road runner, but he’s fast and has good feet, so if he can show improvement in that area, he could solidify his status as a Round 1 pick. Teams will also look at his measurements as it’s likely. that is lower than the 6-0 height you have on the list.
CB Marco Wilson and WR Trevon grimes they are also worth seeing. They won’t be first-round picks, but they both have Day 2 potential. If either of them performs well, that could help their draft stocks run low for sure.
And let’s give K Evan McPherson some love too He was 51 of 60 in shooting from the field and 149 of 150 in extra points during his career. If he can kick well during his training, he should establish himself as the best kicker in the draft. And that should at least give him a chance to be selected.
Mock NFL Draft for Florida Players
The latest mock NFL draft projects from Sporting News, two Florida players will be selected in the first round, according to Vinnie Iyer.
12. Eagles: TE Kyle Pitts
20. Bears: WR Kadarius Toney
Read more about each selection here.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.