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2015 NFL Draft: Pro Day Wrap-Up

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Free agency is winding down, so let's recap some pro days you might have missed.

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The NFL is in the second week of their 2015 league year, and solidly into the secondary waves of free agency, so let's check in on some pro days.

Michigan - March, 12th

For the Giants the prospect to watch here is linebacker Jake Ryan. The Giants met with him at the Senior Bowl, which could suggest some interest. Ryan has the size the Giants like at 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, shows a good burst and has a reputation as a very smart player. There were 18 teams in attendance at the Michigan Pro Day, and it's unknown if the Giants were one.

Oregon St. - March, 13th

All 32 teams were represented at Oregon State's pro day, so we know the Giants were there. There were a few prospects at the Beavers' pro day who could have draw the eyes of Giants' scouts.

First up is Sean Manion who the Giants have met with already in the draft process. Manion is a big, smart kid with an NFL arm. Also, connecting him is Danny Langsdorf, who was Manion's offensive coordinator until becoming Eli Manning's QB coach in 2014. Manion is gaining momentum in some circles as the potential 3rd quarterback off the board after Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston. Also, if the Giants are indeed looking to trade Ryan Nassib, Manion could be a potential replacement at back-up quarterback.

Next is DE/OLB Obum Gwachum. Gwachum is definitely an interesting prospect. He converted to defensive end in 2014 after playing wide receiver. He is an explosive athlete with excellent length as well (6-5, 34.5" arms). He is obviously raw as a prospect, but his athleticism and experience at receiver make him intriguing at a 3rd position, outside linebacker.

Finally we have a prospect from Western Oregon, Tyrell Williams. Williams is a good sized (6-3 1/2, 205) receiver who put up some excellent numbers in his workout: 4.4 and 4.44 seconds in the 40, 39.5-inch vertical, 10-foot-7-inch broad jump, 4.11 second short shuttle, and 6.55 second 3-cone drill. Williams' sheer athleticism and NFL frame will land him in a camp, even if he isn't drafted.

Ohio St. - March, 13th

Unsurprisingly, all 32 teams were represented at Ohio State's pro day as well.

The first prospect to mention is wide receiver Devin Smith. The Giants met with Smith, along with other deep-threat receivers, earlier in the draft process, so a link is there. Reportedly Smith needs to work on catching the ball cleanly, but he showed tremendous speed and ability to adjust to the ball during the season.

Defensive tackle Michael Bennett weighed in at 297 pounds, up roughly 10 pounds from his college playing weight, and recorded forties of 4.98 and 5.03 seconds, and a 35.5-inch vertical leap. Unfortunately he injured a hamstring on his second forty and couldn't continue the workout. He was active and disruptive all season long for the Buckeyes, and could play in any defensive front.

Finally cornerback Doran Grant reportedly backed up good measurables with a good workout. At 5-10, 198 pounds, Grant is quickly becoming very undersized by NFL standards, but he has a future as a slot corner or converting to free safety.