The University of Florida announced last Monday that its yearly pro day would be conducted on Thursday as Florida Gators players continue their journey towards the 2023 NFL draft.
The 2022 Florida Gators football squad will have 11 draft-eligible participants attend 2023’s pro day, including quarterback Anthony Richardson, who is anticipated to be selected in the first round. Below is a list of all the players who are anticipated to take part:
Quarterback Anthony Richardson
Wide receiver Justin Shorter
Wide receiver Jordan Pouncey
Offensive lineman O’Cyrus Torrence
Offensive tackle Richard Gouraige
Defensive tackle Gervon Dexter Sr.
Linebacker Amari Burney
Linebacker Brenton Cox Jr.
Linebacker Ventrell Miller
Safety Trey Dean III
Safety Rashad Torrence II
With his record-breaking showing at the NFL scouting combine earlier in the month, everyone’s attention will be focused on Richardson.
Richardson might benefit from any positive play he makes before the start of the 2023 NFL draft on April 27, since he has placed himself into the discussion for the top pick this year. In the upcoming weeks, he will also get the chance to interact with organizations in person during his top 30 visits.
Only Amari Burney and Jordan Pouncey were left out of the group’s invitation to the 2023 NFL combine, and Ventrell Miller was unable to participate in the workouts because of foot surgery. During the pro day, these athletes will have their first chance to put their athletic prowess to the test before a crowd of professionals on the field, including the 40-yard dash, vertical and wide leaps, and positional workouts.
Where to watch the Florida Gators’ pro day?
The SEC Network will air the event’s live broadcast at 10 a.m. ET, and the NFL Network will also carry it.
Also, coverage will be available on NFL+, the league’s streaming application, with Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network and renowned analyst Steve Smith Sr. providing live updates from the indoor training center.
What are pro days in football?
A player can demonstrate his abilities during a school’s pro day if he could not complete his workout at the NFL combine because of the playing surface, an injury or other circumstances or simply chose not to. Pro days are held on college campuses.
At pro days, coaches typically get more opportunities to spend time with athletes due to the more intimate atmosphere. They pay attention to the abilities and character of the players as well as how well a particular player follows the coaching direction.