NFL scouts and personnel executives converge on Blacksburg for Pro Day – VT

Eighteen former Virginia Tech football players, including Tremaine and Terrell Edmunds, worked out in hopes of improving their NFL stock before April’s NFL Draft

By Jimmy Robertson

BLACKSBURG – On a rather frosty March mid-week morning, a large contingent of former Virginia Tech football players showed up for job interviews at the Hokies’ weight room and also the Indoor Practice Facility.

The Virginia Tech football program held its annual “Pro Day” on Wednesday morning, as a combination of scouts and personnel executives from all 32 NFL teams coalesced in Blacksburg in search of future employees. Eighteen former Tech players worked out for the scouts in what many described as a job interview – arguably the biggest one of their lives.

“It’s been fun,” offensive lineman Wyatt Teller said of a process that started shortly after the Hokies’ loss to Oklahoma State in the Camping World Bowl. “It’s like, ‘What would you do for a million dollars in a couple of years?’ Well, you’d do just about anything. It’s a fun experience.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve been nervous. I’m not really the type of guy who gets butterflies in the stomach or anything like that. The only time I did that was the first game I ever started, which was a Thursday night in Lane. It was just going out and doing what I do. It’s the same thing with any other job. It’s an interview, and you’re going to try to put your best foot forward.”

The morning consisted of the scouts measuring heights and weighing Tech’s players, while also testing the group in the vertical jump, broad jump and bench press in the Hokies’ weight room. Then the proceedings moved to the practice facility, where players ran the 40-yard dash, participated in shuttle drills and took

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