Rivers, Ellis re-affirm thier grades; Baker stumbles, Washington surprises

There was a circus atmosphere surrounding USC's pro day but plenty of helpful information came out of the madness, writes Todd McShay.

Originally Published: April 3, 2008
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
USC sent more prospects than any other school to this year's Senior Bowl (nine) and scouting combine (12), so it came as no surprise when a three-ring circus of NFL personnel and credentialed media showed up on Wednesday to witness the Trojans' annual early-April pro day workout.

Coaches and scouts were particularly interested in the workouts of five potential first-round picks: OLB Keith Rivers, DT Sedrick Ellis, TE Fred Davis, OT Sam Baker and DE Lawrence Jackson. Rivers (ankle) and Baker (MCL sprain) were working out for the first time as injuries prevented them from participating at the combine.