Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reported Thursday that numerous teams who hold a pick within the top-10 of the 2021 NFL Draft will be in attendance at former North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance’s Pro Day on Friday. The event will take place on the campus of North Dakota State and NFL Network will air the event starting at noon ET. You can live stream it at NFL.com.
Some of the teams who will be attendance are the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers and the Washington Football Team. In addition to those teams, the Broncos will have a contingent of personnel, per Mike Klis. Meanwhile, the Eagles will be sending new offensive coordinator Shane Steichen and quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson to see Lance perform, according to Eliot Shorr-Parks.
Despite only having 17 FCS career stats under his belt, Lance is one of the more polarizing quarterback prospects in this year’s draft class. Many mock drafts have Lance being the third quarterback selected behind the likes of Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson.
In his final season at North Dakota, the dual-threat quarterback completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 2,786 yards, 28 touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also had 1,100 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. With those types of stats and his raw talent, it is no wonder to see why multiple teams within the top-10 are sending personnel to check Lance out on Friday.
Out of all the teams that are sending personnel to the pro day, the Panthers, Falcons, and Washington Football Team seem like the possible destinations for Lance. Carolina could be looking for another quarterback after a solid season from Teddy Bridgewater, who they just signed to a massive three-deal last season. The Falcons eventually need to find a successor for Matt Ryan, while the Football Team does not have any desirable quarterback options on their roster.