Although all eyes will be on Indianapolis and the NFL Combine this week, the scouting process does not end when the doors to Lucas Oil Field close. In fact, the only real opportunity to work some of the top players in the draft out will not be this week in Indianapolis, but rather at their schools' pro days. Some of the top talents simply feel more comfortable working out at their pro day, whereas others will do both in order to show scouts as much as they possibly can. The NFL Combine will definitely grab more headlines than pro days since the former is broadcast on NFL Network and the latter are usually closed to scouts only, but pro days are just as important as the coming days of workouts in Indy.
Keeping all of that in mind, the NFL released a pro days schedule in order to track where scouts will be headed during the month of March and the first day of April. Pretty much as soon as things wrap up in Indy scouts will be hitting the road all around the country to continue to evaluate players. Pro days will give players who didn't get invited to the combine their opportunity to show what they've got, and it will give players who don't necessarily perform all that well at the combine a chance to redeem themselves. For everyone else it will be all about making one last great impression before draft boards are finalized.
After the jump you can take a look at the pro days schedule, which includes well over 100 schools.
Wednesday, March 3 -- Buffalo, Lindenwood
Thursday, March 4 -- Ball State, Baylor, Eastern Illinois, Florida Atlantic, Kansas State, Missouri, Syracuse, Wyoming
Friday, March 5 -- San Diego
Monday, March 8 -- Central Washington, Utah, Alabama A & M
Tuesday, March 9 -- Auburn, Arkansas-P.B., Central Arkansas, Central Oklahoma, Howard, Indiana, Indiana-PA, North Dakota State, N.W. Missouri, Oklahoma, Tuskegee, Virginia Military, Western Michigan
Wednesday, March 10 -- Brown, California, California-Davis, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rutgers, Texas A&M, Washington
Thursday, March 11 -- Alabama-Birmingham, Boston College, Furman, Idaho, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, Stephen F. Austin
Friday, March 12 -- Arizona, Eastern Washington, Jacksonville State, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon State, Purdue, Texas Christian, Urbana
Saturday, March 13 -- San Diego State
Monday, March 15 -- Air Force, Albany State, Clark, Georgia Tech, Montana
Tuesday, March 16 -- Bowling Green, Delaware, Eastern Kentucky, Morgan State, Norfolk State, Toledo
Wednesday, March 17 -- Arkansas State, Arkansas Tech, Carson-Newman, Hampton, Illinois, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Michigan State, Penn State, William & Mary
Thursday, March 18 -- Florida A & M, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Richmond, Temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
Friday, March 19 -- James Madison, Minnesota, North Carolina Central, N.W. Louisiana, Northwestern State, Tennessee Tech, Tulane
Monday, March 22 -- Iowa, North Carolina A&T
Tuesday, March 23 -- Iowa State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Dakota State
Wednesday, March 24 -- Central Michigan, Connecticut, Nevada, North Carolina State, North Texas State
Thursday, March 25 -- Catawba, Central Florida, East Carolina, Massachusetts, Northern Arizona
Friday, March 26 -- Arizona State, Boise State, Delta State, Miami (Fla.), Northern Illinois, Tennessee-Martin, Wake Forest, Wilfrid Laurier
Monday, March 29 -- Newberry, Texas-Kingville
Tuesday, March 30 -- Coastal Carolina, Houston, Texas Southern (at Houston), Texas State, UCLA
Wednesday, March 31 -- Pennsylvania, South Carolina State, Southern California
Thursday, April 1 -- Hawaii
NOTE: Dates and times subject to change.