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2016 Baylor Football Pro Day Primer

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Baylor's #ProDayBU is upon us with sixteen seniors and early entrants scheduled to work out tomorrow morning in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams.

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At the outset, I want to direct people to BaylorBears.com, whose coverage of #ProDayBU is fantastic every single year.  If they stay true to form, they'll have interviews with the various participants, coverage of some of the workouts, and other things of interest.  You should tune in starting at 10:30 AM, as the tweet below indicates.

Before we get to some of the biggest storylines from tomorrow's festivities, here's the complete (according to Baylor) roster of the Baylor players that will be working out.

WR Corey Coleman
WR Jay Lee
OL Spencer Drango
OL Desmine Hilliard
OL Jarrell Broxton
OL Blake Muir
OL/TE LaQuan McGowan
DE Shawn Oakman
DE Jamal Palmer
DT Andrew Billings
DT Beau Blackshear
LB Grant Campbell
CB Xavien Howard
DB Miles Johnson
S Terrell Burt
DS Jimmy Landes

That's a lot of high-profile talent, headlined by Coleman and Billings, and including at least a couple of guys that NFL types will get their first looks at in a while in Jay Lee, who played in the Senior Bowl but didn't get invited to the Combine, and early entrant Xavien Howard.  Tomorrow will be especially important for him since he didn't get a Combine invite, either, but there's enough intrigue about him that people will be watching.  Specifically, here's the 4 biggest stories from tomorrow's Pro Day that I think people will be wanting to see.

The biggest story from tomorrow will be the full expected workout of Corey Coleman.  Limited by lingering injuries, Coleman did not run the 40 at the Combine or perform as well in his vertical as he probably hoped, so this will be his chance to really shine. If Coleman can throw down a 4.4 40 or better, he will do a lot to solidify his stock. Billings will also get to show out after disappointing somewhat with his bench press at the Combine (only because people thought he might break the record there), and Oakman will try to bounce back, as well.  Honestly, though, I'm not sure what Oakman could do tomorrow that would answer some of the questions people have raised about his production.

For the less-heralded guys like Muir, Hilliard, Palmer, and Campbell, tomorrow will be the last real chance they have to get in front of NFL scouts outside of individual workouts.  Muir will try to show off his versatility through athleticism, while Hilliard will probably focus on strength as a road-paver insider.  Palmer will always be a 'tweener in the eyes of the NFL, so he needs to show improvement in speed and lateral quickness, if he can.  I'm not sure what the scouts will look for from McGowan, since you already know the story: he's freaking huge.

Our thread here at ODB will go up at 10:00 and track updates throughout the day.  If anything crazy happens, like, say, Coleman blazing a 4.3 or something, you'll probably see something else, too.  Mostly, I want to wish everyone good luck going into their workouts tomorrow in front of the representatives of every NFL team!