Among the big-name prospects recently showcasing their talents to NFL scouts were Cal quarterback Jared Goff, a likely top 10 pick, and Navy's Keenan Reynolds, a wildcard prospect.
With hand-size talk from the NFL Combine behind him, California quarterback Jared Goff set out to prove his worth as the best quarterback in this year's draft during the school's pro day last week.
Goff, along with some of his college teammates, went through a workout session in front of scouts and personnel from all 32 NFL teams.
The quarterback reportedly went through a 69-throw series, completing 61 of his attempts. Two of the incompletions were drops.
"I think it's the same for everyone," Goff told CalBears.com about throwing in a familiar setting with familiar faces. "You get back with your same receivers, back on your own field. I practiced and played there and played there for three years."
After Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was the projected top quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft class, Goff had his moment as the far and above best quarterback entering the professional ranks this year.
Goff first became Cal's starting quarterback in 2013, as he completed 320-of-531 passes for 3,508 yards and 18 touchdowns as a true freshman.
By his junior season in 2015, Goff increased his totals to 4,719 yards and 43 touchdowns. But despite his own credentials, starting with a return from injury in the FCS National Championship Game, North Dakota State's Carson Wentz has climbed up the draft boards, possibly as high as the No. 1 quarterback as well.
The competition is only fueling Goff.
"I always want to go out there with something to prove," Goff said at the Combine. "I always have a chip on my shoulder and I always want to go out there and prove people wrong, prove people right, whatever it is. I just go out there and try to do my best. By no means am I complacent at all. I want to go out there and do my best and hopefully play well."
Reynolds, Swain highlight Navy pro day
One of the more intriguing prospects in this year's draft is Keenan Reynolds from the Naval Academy.
The school's most prolific quarterback in their history, Reynolds also holds the NCAA Division I record for most rushing touchdowns in a career with 88.
Reynolds -- at just 5-foot-11, 205 pounds -- is changing positions for the NFL, though, as he could be either a running back or slot receiver starting this upcoming season.
While Reynolds' time at the East-West Shrine Game was cut short, and he wasn't invited to February's NFL Combine, he got his chance to showcase his talents at Navy's pro day in Annapolis, Md.
Reynolds reportedly recorded a 37-inch vertical jump while also leaping 10 feet on his broad jump.
Reynolds ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds, but tweaked his hamstring towards the finish line.
"The hamstring got a little tight on me after the 40. After talking to my trainer and my agent, I decided to shut it down to prevent further injury," Reynolds said via Capital Gazette. "It's kind of frustrating for it to happen on a big day, but I'll be fine in a few days. I've got a couple more workouts coming up so I'll stretch it out and get ready for those."
Also participating in Navy's pro day was running back/fullback Chris Swain, who completed during the Senior Bowl week.
Swain, 6-foot-1, 245 pounds, quietly pieced together a strong career with Navy, highlighted by a 1,000-yard season in 2015.
Swain recorded 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and a 4.67-second 40-yard dash run.
Physically, he's got all the tools. It's the transition from an option offense to an NFL offense, and how quickly he'll be able to grasp it, that will be key to Swain's jump to the NFL.
"I need to show that I can be able to line up deep as a running back and also lead block as a fullback in a pro-style offense," Swain told Redskins.com at the Senior Bowl. "Mainly they're looking at me to be able to catch out of the backfield and be able to move in open space."