Texas Tech Pro Day Project by: Casey Montalvo and Brandon Medina

The 2017 Texas Tech Pro Day took place on March 31 in Lubbock, Texas. We took part in Pro Day by becoming media members for the day. We filmed the workouts, took pictures and went to Patrick Mahomes II's press conference following Pro Day. This page is a compilation of a highlight video made on Premiere Pro, a magazine article created on InDesign using pictures we took, a blog published on Wordpress focusing on the takeaways from Pro Day and the final Texas Tech prospects who made it to NFL. Enjoy.
Click the box below to access the blog post. The magazine article begins after the blog.
Pages 1-2 of the magazine article.
Pages 3-4 of the magazine article.
Pages 5-6 of the magazine article.

Red Raiders in the NFL

Although Tyler Scalzi did not get drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, Scalzi impressed scouts at Texas Tech Pro Day when he showed his athleticism with a 32.5-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot 6-inch broad jump and an impressive 37 reps on the bench press. All of this was good enough for Scalzi to be invited to the New York Jets mini-camp. Scalzi is an all-around athlete and will have his chance to prove himself. Scalzi is listed as a fullback/tight end.

Scalzi received a Rookie Minicamp invite by the New York Jets. Photo Copyright © @TexasTechFB on Twitter.

Ondre Pipkins, a senior defensive tackle, signed a deal with the Washington Redskins after the 2017 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent. Pipkins was a transfer from Michigan and made an immediate impact on defense for the Red Raiders. Pipkins started in 11 out of 12 games for the Red Raiders, and he led his position in tackles.

Pipkins was picked up by the Washington redskins as a free agent after the NFL Draft concluded. Photo Copyright © @TexasTechFB on Twitter.

After the 2017 NFL Draft came to a close, wide receiver for Texas Tech, Reginald Davis III, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons who were the Super Bowl runner-ups for the 2016-2017 season. Davis played all four seasons as a premier wide receiver for the Red Raiders. Davis appeared in 49 games, while posting an impressive 1,301 yards in his career with 97 receptions and 18 touchdowns.

Davis was picked up by the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent after the NFL Draft concluded. Photo Copyright © @TexasTechFB on Twitter.

Patrick Mahomes II was the the only player from Texas Tech selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, however, even more impressive was the fact that Mahomes was the only player from the entire Big XII conference to be selected in the entire first-round. The Kansas City Chiefs moved up 17 spots to select Mahomes as their quarterback of the future with the tenth pick. This was monumental for not only Mahomes, but fans of the Chiefs' franchise, as it was the first time in 34 years the Chiefs drafted a quarterback with their first-round selection. Mahomes is the first Texas Tech player to be drafted in the top ten since former Red Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was also drafted tenth. Mahomes was highly scouted and will be an asset for the Chiefs after coming off of an impressive college career. Mahomes racked up 11,252 passing yards and 93 touchdowns in just three seasons with the Red Raiders. He also showed NFL scouts his versatility with a great running game, rushing for 845 yards and 22 touchdowns in his college career.

Mahomes was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs as the tenth pick in the first round. Photo Copyright © @TexasTechFB on Twitter.
Congratulations to every Pro Day participant for representing our school. We wish you all the best in the future. Remember, Strive for honor and Wreck 'Em!

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