There were 34 Pac-12 players selected during the NFL draft, but there will be more than twice that many rookies in NFL training camps this summer. Shortly after the draft ended, the dominoes started falling and those who went undrafted started signing free-agent contracts.
LOS ANGELES -- They observe in jerseys, and for those who can, they participate in controlled spring conditioning drills, walk-throughs, and mental preparation. Some even walk the steep steps of the Coliseum from bottom to top and back down again.
From coast to coast, at every FBS program across the country, spring football represents a time when those lesser-known performers who have waited in the wings receive the chance to emerge from the shadows.
Our look at position groups in the Pac-12 continues. Arizona: Terrence Miller was listed on the team's depth chart as a tight end, but he wasn't a traditional tight end. After catching 40 passes for 467 yards in 2013, he's out of eligibility.
He's fancy, he'll go glove. NFL scouts will be keeping an eye on Ka'Deem Carey's 40 time at the NFL scouting combine next week. Former Arizona State offensive lineman Brandon Rodd died Friday from a rare form of cancer.
The Pac-12 has 26 of the 98 early entrants in the NFL draft. That's impressive. Some players are locks to get drafted. Others might have jumped the gun a bit and find themselves on practice squads or brushing up on their Canadian.
When USC defensive back Josh Shaw learned Steve Sarkisian would be the Trojans' new head coach, it was as if a four-year-old wish was finally granted. During the recruiting process, Shaw, a Southern California native, developed a strong bond with Sarkisian.