March 17, 2018

Bill O’Brien First Stop, Pitt’s Pro Day

The Houston Texans and Head Coach Bill O’Brien have started their pro day tour leading up to the NFL draft and started in Pittsburgh. O’Brien was joined by new quarterbacks coach George Godsey to evaluate 10 players who took place in the Panthers Pro Day. O’Brien was only one of two head coach in attendance along with Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly also there was three offensive coordinators and four quarterback coaches in attendance.

The headline players were defensive lineman Aaron Donald, wide receiver Devin Street and quarterback Tom Savage. The Texans had a formal interview with Donald at the NFL combine, and O’Brien meet with Savage after his workout that consisted with over 100 scripted passes. O’Brien even instructed Savage to make some throws he wanted to see after his workout for the 28 teams in attendance. Reports are that Savage threw well and showed impressive arm strength and accuracy in the cold conditions (Kevin Weidl, ESPN)

Street improved his 40 time to a 4.46 and Donald only participated in positional drills and did not run the 40 yard dash.


Other Panthers players at the Pro Day included: Tyone Ezell (DL), Shane Gordon (LB), Jason Hendricks (LB), Ed Tinker (WR), K’Waun WIlliams (DB), Matt Yoklic (P)

Other Notes

The Houston Texans had scouts at the Minnesota Golden Gophers Pro Day and 20 teams in all were in attendance. Ra’Shede Hageman (DL) and Brock Vereen (S) are two of the headline players at the Pro Day, and the Texans have had a formal interview with Hageman at the 2014 Senior Bowl.

Also Zach Moore from Concordia (Div. II) participated at the Gophers pro day.

Other Players at the Pro Day: Derrick Engel (WR), James Manuel (LB), Aaron Hill (LB), Jeremy Baltazar (DB), Martez Shabazz (DB), Roland Johnson (DL), Victor Keise (WR) and Jake Filkins (LS).


The Texans also sent representatives to the Ole Miss Pro Day and were one of 22 teams in attendance. The headline attractions were Donte Moncrief (WR), Pierce Burton (OL) and Jeff Scott (RB) of the pro day at the Ole Miss Manning Center.

Also performing at the pro day were Rebel seniors:  Barry Brunetti (QB), Tyler Campbell (P),Dehendret Collins (DB), Terrell Grant (WR), Jordan Holder (WR), Ja-Mes Logan (WR), Mike Marry (LB), Emmanuel McCray (OL), Andrew Ritter (K), Charles Sawyer (DB), Evan Swindall (C) and Cameron Whigham (DE).


You can see photos of the pro day here. 


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