Pro Day for Many Mizzou Prospects
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Six head coaches, several general managers and a Hall of Fame passer turned front-office executive joined scouts from every NFL team to watch former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert as he worked out with a chance to be the No. 1 selection in April's draft.
The crowd at Missouri's pro day Thursday included Denver Broncos vice president John Elway and coach John Fox, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee coach Mike Munchak.
The Carolina Panthers, who have the draft's top choice, sent several representatives. Coach Ron Rivera was scheduled to attend but did not.
Gabbert is a likely first-round pick and hopes to be the first quarterback chosen in the April 28 draft ahead of Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, Washington's Jake Locker and Ryan Mallett of Arkansas.