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Tuesday, April 03, 2018 6:50 pm

11 Hoosiers showcased at Pro Day

DYLAN SINN | The Journal Gazette

Indiana held its Pro Day in Bloomington Tuesday, showcasing 11 Hoosiers who are on the radars of NFL scouts in advance of the draft, which will be held later this month.

Tight end Ian Thomas is the Hoosier expected to be off the board first in the draft, with the NFL analyst Lance Zierlein  projecting him as a second- or third-round choice. Thomas hauled in 25 passes for 376 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in 2017 and caught passes from fellow Pro Day-participant quarterback Richard Lagow Tuesday.

"I definitely think it went really well," the 6-foot-5 Thomas said of his Pro Day performance. "I can improve on a little bit of stuff, but I did what I could do."

Linebacker Tegray Scales, Indiana's leading tackler last season, is projected as a fourth- or fifth-round pick, while wide receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr., who caught 72 passes and eight touchdowns last season, is another likely mid- to late-round selection. Lagow, cornerback Rashard Fant and linebacker Chris Covington also worked out during the Pro Day.

Ball State will also hold its Pro Day today, with nine Cardinals participating. In addition, a half-dozen players from local colleges will be working out in Muncie, including quarterback Nick Ferrer and former Homestead wide receiver Seth Coate from St. Francis.

Ruben Holcomb, a former Snider standout as an offensive lineman, will represent the University of Indianapolis in Muncie today.