Preview: 2014 FAU Pro Day
What: FAU Pro Day
When: Friday, April 4th at 12:00 PM
Where: Tom Oxley Center and FAU Track & Field Complex
The journey to an NFL training camp starts Friday for 15 FAU alums.
FAU will host itís annual Pro Day, just one day after NFL scouts flock to Coral Gables for Miamiís Pro Day.
The number of NFL organizations expected to be at FAU will be limited, as currently there are no players with a draft-eligible grade.
Cornerback Keith Reaser, who is the regarded as the top prospect, wonít participate in workouts following a second knee surgery.
That leaves just a few other players who could work there way into a undrafted free agent contract.
Nexon Dorvilus is rated as the 36th best tight end in the NFL Draft Class according to NFLDraftScout.com. Dorvilus has signed with an agent, and has spent the past month training at Athlete's Edge in Miami alongside St. Louis Rams safety Ray Ray Armstrong and wide receiver Stedman Bailey.
Dorvilus (pictured) knows that a low 40-yard dash time and the ability to do a variety of things in front of scouts will be key.
ďIím trying to do anything to get my stock up, Iíll do anything they ask me to do,Ē Dorvilus said. ďIím looking to primarily be more of a H-back or U-back and show my versatility, because thatís a strong suit that I have.Ē
Linebacker Randell Johnson, the 67th ranked outside linebacker by NFLDraftScout.com, will also be in the spotlight. However, he might be better suited as a pass rusher.
Running back Jonathan Wallace will go through drills, even though he hasnít signed with an agent. Heís spent the past few weeks paying his own money to workout at a facility in Davie with wide receiver Daniel McKinney, tight end Darion Howard and center Mustafa Johnson.
Linebacker Mike Lockley, a 2011 FAU-alum, returns to campus after stints with both the Jacksonville Jaguars and the CFLís Montreal Alouettes. Lockley has been training for another chance at professional contract after being cut by the Alouettes last summer.
A familiar face will be throwing passes to Dorvilus and others. Ex-FAU quarterback and current Director of Player Personnel Jared Allen will serve as the Pro Day's quarterback. The Owls didn't have any senior quarterbacks graduate and couldn't find any small school signal callers, so Allen volunteered his arm.
Others expected to participate: Kicker Mitch Anderson, running back Damion Fortner, linebacker Adarius Glanton, defensive end Corey Henry, safety Jeremy McKnight, defensive tackle Kayvon Sherrill, offensive tackle Deandre Williams and defensive end Martin Wright.