Representatives from all 32 NFL teams were in the Derby City Wednesday to watch 18 former Cardinals perform with the hopes that they would be impressive enough to convince some coach or executive to select them in this spring's NFL Draft.
Here's a portion of the release on the day's events from U of L:
Besides the Cardinals who were working it, it saw even more current and former players attend to offer support. Current NFL players such as Eric Wood, Preston Brown, Marcus Smith,Brandon Dunn, Roy Philpn, Alex Kupper and Senorise Perry returned to the Derby City to watch Louisville's 2014 senior class at Pro Day. Forner record-setting UofL quarterback Brian Brohm also earned the opportunity to throw to the wide receivers, tight ends and running backs.
Three NFL head coaches were in attendance. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, winner of this year's Super Bowl, headlined the group. Cincinnati's Marvin Lewis and Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin came to check out the draft-eligible players.
The executives and scouts watched as the Cardinals in the weight room with the bench press, broad jump and the vertical jump.
After a brief break in the action, the Cardinals conducted the 40-yard dash in front of the scouts. Wide receiver DeVante Parker, linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, Charles Gaines and James Sample didn't run because of their times at the NFL Combine. The Cardinals had a school record 11 players attend the combine in Indianapolis, Ind., on Feb. 17-23.
Tight end Gerald Christian looked solid day after a decent showing at the combine in February. He ran routes with the wide receivers and running backs and caught the ball well.
And here's a video from the day's festivities:
Draft them all, Detroit.
By the way, Teddy Bridgewater would like to remind you not to read too much into what you hear after a day like this.
Thank God for pro days lol— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) March 11, 2015
There is no one cooler.