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Brandon Scherff 'Pretty Happy' With Pro Day Performance

*Considered the top offensive lineman in this year's NFL Draft class, Iowa's Brandon Scherff -- who can play both guard and tackle -- went through his pro day this week in front of scouts from 31 NFL teams. *

While as a program Iowa may not get the attention other power conference schools get like Alabama and Oregon, the Big Ten Conference mainstay, at least for one day, was at the center of the college football world this week, as offensive tackle Brandon Scherff performed drills at pro day.

Scouts from 31 of the 32 NFL teams were in attendance to see Scherff – considered the top offensive lineman in this year's draft class – go through the tests he couldn't complete at the combine last month after he had to pull out early with a hamstring injury.

Scherff told reporters after the conclusion of drills that he increased his bench press total to "22 to 23" reps while also recording a 32.5-inch vertical jump.

He said he was "pretty happy" with some of his running drills as well.

Now back in Iowa until the NFL Draft takes place in Chicago, Scherff is taking full advantage of familiar resources.

"We're used to training with [strength and conditioning] coach [Chris] Doyle in this awesome facility," he said to "At the combine, it was a great experience and I'm glad I did it. It was cool being with the best of the best. There are some freak athletes there. It was cool to watch that, but also to train here."

A unanimous All-American and the Outland Trophy winner – given annually to the nation's top offensive lineman – Scherff excelled as Iowa's top tackle.

But, while he started 26 straight games at left tackle, some say he's best fit as a guard in the NFL.

Check out these photos of Universtiy of Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, the Redskins' fifth-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

If the team that selects Scherff asks him to make the switch to interior lineman — many experts have tabbed Scherff as a possible pick of the Redskins at No. 5 overall — the 6-foot-5, 319 pounder said he'll "play wherever."

"I'm pretty versatile," he said at the combine. "I feel like I can play guard and tackle—whatever they need.

Grayson Finally Gets The Chance To Prove Himself
Garrett Grayson understands the quarterback position takes more than just on-the-field skill. Considered the leader of the offense, any successful quarterback must have a confidence in their play as well.

While Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota have been locked in as the top two quarterback prospects in this year's class for quite some time now, Grayson believes he's "up there with the best."

"Obviously, I think everyone knows Winston and Mariota are kind of the one-two, but I think as quarterbacks you should always be fighting for the No. 1 spot at your position no matter who's out there," he told reporters following a personal pro day workout.

In 33 games at Colorado State, the 6-foot-2, 213-pound Grayson amassed more 8,000 yards with 64 touchdowns to 25 interceptions.

During his senior season, Grayson threw for 4,006 yards and 32 touchdowns en route to Mountain West Player of the Year honors.

At his pro day, Grayson reportedly connected on 70-of-74 pass attempts while posting a 4.72-second 40-yard dash.

"Me, [Baylor's] Bryce Petty and [UCLA's] Brett Hundley we're all considered to be fighting for that third spot," he said. "But I can guarantee you can ask those guys too, they're not fighting for the three, they're fighting for the No. 1."




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