NFL scouts scoping senior talent at University of Utah on Pro Day

Posted at 10:22 PM, Mar 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-27 00:22:33-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- For the first time ever, BYU and Utah are holding their Pro Days back to back in order to save NFL scouts a trip. The Utes had their seniors on display Thursday, and Friday morning will be the Cougar’s turn.

A total of 15 Utah seniors were on hand, including the likes of Nate Orchard, Kaelyn Clay and Eric Rowe, not to mention many others expected to sign as un-drafted free agents. Their task was to showcase what they have before a total of 50 NFL scouts, including Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly and Colt's coach Chuck Pagano.

"I get a lot of compliments from a bunch of different teams, but you never know, come Draft Day anything can happen," Nate Orchard said.

Brian Belchen said it was a nerve-wracking day.

"I think everybody had, you know, nerves," he said. "It's hard not to get them... About to  run a 40 and feel out of breath before I even start, but I calmed down, did well on the agility, and then by the time we got to position work, I definitely felt right at home."