Florida's pro day is on Wednesday and the Miami Dolphins will be at The Swamp scouting the Gators.
GAINESVILLE -- The Miami Dolphins need a receiver. The Florida Gators' three best NFL prospects this year are receivers. It should make for an interesting pro day on Wednesday in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for anyone who is a fan of both teams.
Last month, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano attended the Daytona 500 (an event I covered for The Herald) and I had a chance to sit down with him before the race and talk football. Sparano mentioned that the Dolphins would be in attendance at the Gators' pro day. Duh, right?
[PICTURED, Jeff Ireland, left, and Tony Sparano. Will these guys be in Gainesville on Wednesday?]
Whether Sparano shows up on Wednesday or not, I don't know (a representative with Dolphins wouldn't confirm anything on Tuesday), but there is a good chance that Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland will make the trip to Gainesville. If Ireland isn't in Gainesville, then the Dolphins will be represented by one of their scouts. (Illinois' pro day is also on Wednesday and Ireland could be in Champagne to take a closer look at cornerback Vontae Davis.)
The Gators' pro day begins at 10 a.m., for anyone who is interested in attending. It's your last chance to see former UF receivers Percy Harvin, Louis Murphy and Cornelius Ingram run around in The Swamp. Admission is free. Wednesday will also be a big day for former UF offensive lineman Phil Trautwein, who was not invited to the NFL Combine.
Scouts or general managers from every NFL team will likely be on hand to time Harvin, Murphy and Ingram in the 40-yard dash. Harvin ran a 4.41 in the 40 during the NFL Combine but apparently the digital-timing system wasn't working properly. Will Harvin run faster on Wednesday? Can Ingram improve on his Combine time (4.68 seconds)? Louis Murphy ran a 4.43 during the NFL Combine. Will he improve his time? Check back tomorrow for updates from UF's pro day!