Missouri pro hopefuls run, jump for NFL scouts

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Football scouts are at the University of Missouri, searching for pro prospects before April's NFL draft.

Nearly 30 scouts attended a pre-draft workout Thursday in Columbia. But they weren't there to see Chase Daniel, Jeremy Maclin and other Tiger stars who previously performed at the league's Indianapolis combine.

The pro talent scouts instead watched players like backup quarterback Chase Patton, a highly touted high school star who rarely saw the field in his four years at Missouri. His size and arm strength make Patton a legitimate pro prospect, according to several player agents at the workout.

Daniel, Maclin, Chase Coffman and other Missouri seniors are scheduled to work out at the school's second and final pro day on March 19.

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