UNC Bears Impress Scouts on NFL Pro Day

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The University of Northern Colorado Bears hosted an NFL Pro Day with large success. UNC had 8 players participating in drills alongside Brody Oliver of Colorado School of Mines.

School of Mines and Colorado Mesa were also invited to send athletes to Pro Day.

Scouts measure athletes by size, vertical jump, bench press, broad jump, 40-yard dash, 3 cone drill, and position specific activities.

NFL hopeful Jacob Bobenmoyer was a long snapper for the Bears.

He received an invite to the NFLPA Bowl to showcase his talents and performed well.

Bobenmoyer did well in the drills he chose to participate in and spent just under an hour doing 1-on-1 drills with a scout from the Broncos.

CFL hopeful Zach Wilkinson was an offensive lineman for the Bears.

Due to his Canadian citizenship, Wilkinson qualifies for the CFL Combine on March 22-24.

Wilkinson did well in all drills, except for broad jump where he maxed out his attempts by stumbling each time.

According to the CFL prospect board, Wilkinson is listed as the #17 best prospect from the December evaluations.

On the field, drills went well for Wilkinson as an Edmonton Eskimos scout paid close attention to him throughout the day.

Although, the biggest UNC Bear of the year actually did not participate at the UNC Pro Day.

Senior Bowl and NFL combine participant Alex Wesley was a record-breaking receiver for the Bears.

As the first receiver since Vincent Jackson to break two 1,000 yard seasons at UNC, Wesley is a highly talented player who could be a valuable underdog.

NFL Mock Drafts have Wesley seeded at sixth and seventh-round picks.

Five other UNC Bears competed in drills including two running backs, one offensive lineman, one defensive back, and one athlete player.

While not all of them may make it to the professional level there were still high scores on drills from them.