For several outgoing Cougs, it comes down to WSU Pro Day on Thursday

THURSDAY IS PRO DAY out on the Palouse, when NFL and CFL scouts descend on Pullman to put outgoing Cougar seniors through a series of drills to see if they have what it takes to compete at the next level. Fresh off the NFL Combine, receiver Gabe Marks and safety Shalom Luani are the expected headliners, but many more Cougs will be auditioning as well.

Center Riley Sorenson (pictured above) and fellow offensive lineman Eduardo Middleton will be on hand, as will DT Robert Barber, DB Treshon Broughton, DL Jeremiah Mitchell and LB Paris Taylor.

Receiver River Cracraft, still recovering from knee surgery, won’t participate but will be on hand for interviews with scouts.

WSU’s Pro Day is something like a mini combine, with pro scouts conducting agility drills, talking with WSU coaches and measuring 40 times, vertical jumps, bench presses, 3-cone drill, shuttle runs and more. 

Luani and Marks are coming off NFL Combine performances while Cougars like Sorenson, Middleton and Barber are all looking to make the most of their first chance since the season ended to impress scouts.

Thursday’s workouts will begin in the weight room for the bench press before moving out to Rogers Field, though weather may necessitate a move to the Indoor Practice Facility.

Speaking of the pro scouts, they tend to keep the numbers secret upon pain of death, even to the participants themselves.

The event is closed to the public. But Skyler Cracraft will be on hand for, look for his reporting Thursday as well as  insights on the CF.C twitter account.

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