The NFL hopefuls of Syracuse University had their final chance to impress scouts yesterday in the Orange’s Pro Day. You won’t see a first-round pick used on a Syracuse alum this year, but the mid-to-late round talent of the Orange was ready to make the most of their last opportunity.
West had the benefit of being thrown to by a friend and former teammate Ryan Nassib. Due to the lack of upperclassmen quarterbacks on the roster West was forced to go out of the program to find a quarterback to throw to him. Given the fact that offensive coordinator Tim Lester was the next option, you could say West got the better of the two options. He caught 11 of the 12 balls Nassib threw to him.
“I think I have pretty good odds,” West told Syracuse.com. “After today and my film, teams should be pretty certain to give me a shot.”
Sean Hickey could be the first name from Syracuse called when Draft Day comes around. Hickey turned in 38 reps on the bench press yesterday, which is even more than the impressive 35 he managed at the NFL Combine. Hickey is projected to be drafted as early as the third round. Hickey told syracuse.com he was happy with his performance.
“It was definitely a win given the circumstances and a win overall,” he said.
Eskridge passed on his senior year at Syracuse to declare for the NFL Draft. He, like his Syracuse teammates, was satisfied with his performance at the Pro Day. “I’m looking forward to what the general managers, the head coaches and the defensive back coaches have to say,” he told syracuse.com. Eskridge is projected to go in the middle rounds of the draft; the Miami native has a workout scheduled with his hometown Dolphins on Friday.
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