Surely we were all aware of pro day at WVU last week because of Geno Smith and Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. Pat White craned a neck or two, too.
Yet there were other seniors on the 2012 roster who showed up and showed off in front of 29 NFL teams. Based off what I’ve read and what I’ve talked about with others, Jeff Braun and Ryan Nehlen helped themselves to the spotlight reserved for the stars and suggested they deserve at least a chance.
“I’ve heard late rounds to free agency from my agent and from other sources,” he said. “The biggest knock on me was my athleticism. They didn’t think I could move very well, so I had to show them, and I think I did.
“I ‘leaned up’ and I went out to prove ‘Look, I’m an athlete, too.’ The goal is to get into camp,” he continued. “You can be a third-, fourth-, fifth-round draft pick and get cut. I just want to get to camp. Once you get there, it’s a different game.”