In front of 30 NFL teams, a horde of family members and all of their teammates, several former Mississippi State players had the biggest job interview of their lives.
MSU’s NFL Pro Day took place Wednesday morning, stretching into the afternoon, an opportunity for several Bulldogs to show their mettle to scouts from around the country.
Within a group of around a dozen, millions of dollars were on the line.
Guys like Johnthan Banks and Chad Bumphis had four years of game tape, but their last hurdle was proving to teams that they also have the necessary speed.
Banks, who ran a 4.61-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, managed to improve on his time significantly, being hand-clocked as low as a very unofficial 4.51, impressing scouts and possibly cementing his status as a first-round pick in April.