NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Imagine wanting to have one dream job since you were a child and working towards that dream every day. Through summer work outs, film study and games you get better at your skill and then all your hopes and dreams come down to one final test. That is basically what every college pro day comes down to, one last test. Eight NFL scouts showed up on campus Tuesday morning to watch a select group of Lumberjacks seniors work out at SFA.
The pressure on these players was obvious as each of the seniors worked to make an impression on the scouts. All hoping that this one work out will get them a phone call on draft day or soon after saying NFL dreams have come true.
"It would be really exciting," said NFL hopeful Derrick Choice. "That is all I ever dream about as a kid, If I do get that call then I will feel really good."
These seniors have seen plenty of pro days through the years and say they are excited that it is their time to shine.
"This is the day you wait for when you are in college," said defensive back Ben Wells. "I have seen four pro days since I have been in college, so to see them out here scouting me and for me to get this opportunity it is just a blessing."
But it's not all dreamy on this day full of strange workouts. It can be stressful having so many eyes analyzing your every move.
"It's stressful but at the same time it is exciting," said Wells. "Basically this is something that I have been working on since I was 5 years old so I want to perform for these guys and show them what I can do."
The NFL draft is April 26th-28th and undrafted players can also sign as free agents as soon as the draft ends. We will keep you updated on KTRE and KTRE.com about any Lumberjacks who will join the NFL ranks.