Former University of Louisville linebacker Devonte Fields has seen his name on NFL mock drafts and had a good showing at the NFL Combine last month in Indianapolis.
But the next step was his Pro Day at U of L.
And with nearly every team in the league watching, Fields aced the test. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Fields was impressive on Wednesday during the Cardinals' Pro Day where 18 former U of L players worked out for NFL teams.
"I've just been talking to a lot of teams and just have to now keep working out," Fields said. "I've had a lot of good meetings with teams and now I just have to wait and hope to hear my name called.
"It feels really good for me. I feel like I have been waiting for this all of my life."
Fields ran a 4.72 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and was clocked at 4.68 and 4.73 by two different scouts on Wednesday. He said his other numbers were about the same but his workout in football drills was eye catching to scouts.
One NFL scout told Cardinal Authority that Fields was a "very intriguing prospect," while another said during he "has such a burst off the line of scrimmage," while watching the defensive guys do a drill that was like rushing the passer.
A draft profile of Fields on CBS Sports.com says "the talent on the field will be greatly enticing for NFL scouts."
Fields is being projected in the current mock drafts anywhere from the third to sixth round in the April 27 NFL Draft.
"It went great," Fields said. "The whole day was pretty cool. I woke up and went to meet up with all of the guys. At the combine, it was more stress and you were tire by the end of the day.
"It was more comfortable and I enjoyed it a whole lot."
Fields chatted with several teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns after the workout, and said he's met with just about every team in the league between the combine and his pro day. He said he hopes to get a few private workouts.
"We still have a little left in the process, but it feels like finally I made it to this point," Fields said. "It's been a journey and I'm happy to be at this point. But there's still a lot of work to be done."
A former transfer from Fields tied for third in the nation with 22.5 tackles for loss and had 11 sacks in 2015 in his first season at Louisville. As a senior, Fields missed one game with a should injury and finished with nine tackles for a loss and six sacks.
Fields said he wouldn't trade his two years at U of L for anything.
"I loved it here," Fields said. "I loved the two years I was here. I appreciate the people at TCU but I wish I had been here all four years."