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5 Pro Days to Watch this Week

Hobart guard Ali Marpet and Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo are among players taking the field for their pro days this week.

The best photos from this week's pro days.

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Who to watch: Guard Laken Tomlinson is an experienced, intelligent player who may be available in the second round. He was a four-year starter for Duke and was a first-team All-American by the Associated Press in 2014. CBS Sports has Tomlinson ranked as the No. 2 guard in this year's draft class behind South Carolina's A.J. Cann. Wide receiver Jamison Crowder will also have scout's attention. Crowder is one of the top slot receivers in this year's draft class and is expected to be available in the middle rounds.
Also keep an eye on:OT Takoby Cofield, AB Anthony Boone, LB David Helton.

  1. KANSAS: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 Who to watch: Linebacker Ben Heeny may be slightly undersized at 6-0 and 230 pounds but he makes up for it in aggressiveness.'s Charles Davis listed Heeny on his defensive All-Underrated team, saying, "Heeney has a nose for the ball, and his production is off the charts. He can be a core special-teams player right away and will prove that he belongs."

Also keep an eye on: CB JaCorey Shepherd, P Trevor Pardula, FB Jimmay Mundine, WR Nigel King.


  1. HOBART: THURSDAY, MARCH 26**Who to watch: There is just one player scouts are traveling to Hobart to see - offensive lineman Ali Marpet. Marpet was one of the most impressive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine, running the fastest 40-yard dash (4.98 seconds) and recording the fifth-most repetitions on the bench press (30). This past spring, he was the first Division 3 player selected to play in the Senior Bowl. He's projected as one of the five-best guards in this year's draft class and could be selected as high as the second round.

Who to watch:  Cornerback Eric Rowe is a big-bodied corner expected to be available in the third or fourth round. He was a four-year starter at Utah and missed just two games. In his 45 games, he intercepted three passes and recorded 216 tackles. An AFC Director of College Scouting told, "He's a long-strider with limited deep speed, so I see him as a Tampa-2 guy or maybe fitting with a defense similar to Seattle's where he has a good free safety helping over the top."

Also keep an eye on: G Jeremiah Poutasi, WR Dres Anderson, S Brian Blechen, G Junior Salt.* *

Photos from the 2015 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

  1. NEVADA: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 Who to watch:
    For a quarterback who's expected to be selected in the seventh round, Cody Fajardo has a lot of upside. Fajardo and Colin Kaepernick are the only FBS players to throw for 9,000 yards and run for 3,000 yards in a career. He's somewhat undersized at 6-1, but an accurate thrower. There is a drop-off among quarterbacks after Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston and, with a good workout, Fajardo could propel his name into the conversation as the No. 3 passer.

Also keep an eye on: LB Brock Hekking, OT Kyle Roberts, CB Charles Garrett, WR Richy Turner.

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