TAMPA (FOX 13) - Under the watchful eye of NFL scouts and coaches from 30 teams, the USF Bulls came to impress on their pro day Monday.
Defensive back Deatrick Nichols didn't disappoint, clocking the fastest 40 in blistering time of 4.32 seconds.
"They just loved what I did,” said Nichols. "They said I did everything well."
The biggest question mark among the Bulls’ NFL hopefuls is with arguably the best player to ever put on a USF uniform, Quinton Flowers. At the NFL Combine, Flowers only measured 5-foot-10. He knows he can't change that, but a change of position could raise his draft stock.
"A lot of people have been asking me about different positions -- ‘can you play this, can you play that,’” said Flowers. "At the end of the day, I can play everything. At the end of the day, I'm a guy that's willing to help the team and do whatever it takes to win, but my first priority is quarterback."
There's no question with his teammates about Quinton's value.
"Draft him! He's a great player,” said Bulls wide-receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling. "He's my quarterback and we won 30-plus games with him."
Pro days focus on a lot of measurables, whether it's the 40-yard dash or reps on the weight bench. USF players left the practice fields for the last time wanting to make a point that, to be a good football player, it's not all about the stopwatch.
"None of this tests whether you're a good football player,” offered USF linebacker Auggie Sanchez. "I've seen some of the fastest, some of the strongest, some of the highest jumpers not be very good football players."
With the draft a month away all that's left for these Bulls is to work and wait.