At least five senior football players at NDSU will be giving pro football a shot. Running back D.J. McNorton, safety Daniel Eaves, tight end Matt Veldman, defensive end Coulter Boyer and offensive tackle Paul Cornick have begun working out in preparation for the annual look in front of NFL scouts, which usually takes place in March at the Fargodome.
None of the players, to the knowledge of myself and the NDSU sports information office, are playing in a postseason all-star game.
Pro days are an exercise in pressure; you basically get an hour or so to impress a scout. It’s what got Joe Mays, Ramon Humber, Craig Dahl and Nick Schommer to the NFL, with Mays still playing a regular role. Schommer has since been released. Dahl, if you remember, blew away some scouts at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in the shuttle run.