ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- Four years of hard work on the football field came down to hundredths of a second without helmets or pads at the Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center today.
Every NFL team and some from the Canadian League were present, armed with stop watches and an analytic eye on a group of former Bulls making their last run to impress before the April's NFL draft.
"I didn't get much sleep last night, but it was a relief coming out here on these same fields I practiced on," said former Bulls Linebacker Sam Barrington.
Barrington was one of only three USF players getting a second chance to work out for scouts following the NFL Combine. Defensive back Kayvon Webster impressed in Indianapolis, so much so that he hired super agent Drew Rosenhaus.
"I think he has a chance to be a high draft pick and get USF on the map for the draft this year," said Rosenhaus.
One of the most intriguing players on the field was former quarterback BJ Daniels, who's coming off a broken ankle. He was able to display his skills at QB, but he was also moved to wide receiver and defensive back, proving to NFL Scouts he is extremely versatile.
"It truly is a blessing to have a team look at you for various things; I am blessed with the ability to do other things," said Daniels. "Quarterback is what I want to do. I want to give it all and my best and see where the chips fall."
While some capitalized like cornerback George Baker running a blazing 4.2 40- yard dash, others like former Hillsborough High standout Lindsey Lamar, who was just getting over the flu, felt they could've done more.
"Everything is in the air. I just love this game and I'd be willing to play it where ever I can get it in at," said Lamar.
That sums up the feeling for all of the former Bulls hoping the clock hasn't run out on their football careers.