The ECU football team hosted it’s annual “Pro-Day” for outgoing seniors to workout in front of NFL scouts. A little over a dozen teams were on hand to see the former Pirate players try and continue their playing careers.
The day started with a closed indoor session where the players were measured, and participaed in activites such as the bench press and broad jump. Then the players headed out to the field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and particpated in agility drills and individual position drills.
Wide receiver Trevon Brown was one of the players workingout as he looks to follow in the Pirate’s great wide receiver legacy in the NFL. Brown told the media he was happy with the way he performed and was excited to ge the opportuinty to try and continue his playing career.
“It’s been awesome,” said Brown. “Training with some of the guys that I know went to the combine, playing in the NFLPA game. Just having the opportunity to be in this pool with some of the greats and just coming out here and competing everyday and coming out here with my brothers one more time, it means everything.”
Former captain Garrett McGhin was also working out in front of the scouts on Thursday afternoon. McGhin said he got good feedback about how agile he was given his 6’6″ 302 lb. frame. Afterwards, McGhin was asked what it was like to workout at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
“I know this isn’t my last time going to be here,” said McGhin. “I’m definitely going to be back as a fan and there is no telling what’s going to happen in the future, coaching or anything like that. This is home away from home for me and it will always be home for me and definitely this won’t be my last time back here at ECU.”
A lot of attention was also given to the regining American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Nate Harvey. Harvey recently had his appeal to the NCAA for an extra year of eligability denied, so he was a late add to the Pro-Day roster. Harvey told the media that he had just nine days to prepare for the workout, but he wants NFL teams to know that all he needs is a shot to compete at the next level.
“I feel like, I tried my best out here and I just hope a team can pick me up. If they do, they won’t regret it.,” said Harvey. “Hopefully, I can get another chance to show somebody that I can get better.”
The players now await to hear their names called at the 2019 NFL Draft which runs from April 25-27.