The NFL Combine will take place over the course of the next week and is the last major event before the 2011 NFL Draft in which a huge contingent of players is in the same place being compared. The NFL Draft season starts with All Star Games like the Senior Bowl, East-West Shrine Game, and the NFLPA’s Texas vs. The Nation Game. After those games wrap up in January, the NFL Combine is the next event on the calendar in late February. That is then followed up by Pro Days at college campuses around the country.
Cal and Stanford will be conducting their annual Pro Days on March 9 and March 17 respectively. UC Davis will be conducting a Pro Day on March 9. San Jose State and Fresno State are not listed in the link above, but they should be having Pro Days like everybody else.
Cal’s Pro Day will primarily feature defensive end Cameron Jordan, running back Shane Vereen, and linebacker Mike Mohamed. Stanford’s Pro Day will primarily feature fullback Owen Marecic and defensive tackle Sione Fua. Both schools will have other players working out, but for the most part they will end up in the background compared to the more high profile players. Of course, over the years an unknown player has stood out during a Pro Day and worked his way onto an NFL roster.