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Ex-UA football players take one last test at NFL Pro Day

National Football League scouts and agents swarmed McKale Center on Monday to get a look at the available University of Arizona football draftees.

Freezing rain kept the annual Pro Day in the weight room for most of the exercises.

Former Arizona team members were tested in exercises like standing high jump, 40-yard sprint, bench press. The evaluations concluded with former quarterback Nick Foles throwing to receivers and backs on the practice field.

The weather cooperated until Foles and the others were nearly finished and the rain returned.

Some scouts and agents were happy to see the foul weather, saying it was a good test of players’ abilities to perform under adverse conditions. Undrafted players who make teams can be paid the league minimum of $390,000, while drafted players can be paid millions.

The next step for these NFL hopefuls is for teams to figure where, if at all, they want the players to fall in the draft order.

An earlier version of this story misidentified former Wildcat Junon Criner.


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Nick Foles steps back to throw as NFL agents and scouts watch during the University of Arizona's NFL Pro Day on Monday.