Medal of Honor Bowl Appearance was Fruitful for Synjyn Days

Synjyn Days is putting himself in position to get drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Medal of Honor Bowl is just the beginning of that process.

The 6-foot-1, 232 pound running back, put himself on the radar of NFL scouts after rushing for 171 yards and three touchdowns in the Orange Bowl.

Ken Sugiura posted on ajc.com that, ‘Days said he had spoken with about 15 NFL Scouts who gave him positive feedback and said they were looking forward to see him perform at Tech’s pro day’.

In that article it also mentioned that the New England Patriots were interested in giving him a “private workout after the pro day”.

Don’t let his small sample size at the Medal of Honor Bowl fool you. His six carries for 11 yards and a touchdown did not effect the perception of Days at all.

Days stock is doing just fine, and he is going to have plenty of time to build his stock up at his pro day and the NFL combine.

Nov 15, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Synjyn Days (10) celebrates a victory against the Clemson Tigers at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Yellow Jackets won 28-6. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

As for Days playing in an option offense, and concerns about him not being able to transfer his skills over to a pro style offense, that is not an issue in Days’ mind at all.

Days said in that same ajc.com post:

“I didn’t have any concerns. My career at Georgia Tech, I’ve been in a lot of situations and been able to maneuver my way through different positions and be pretty successful at the positions I’ve played. I’ve just felt like that kind of prepared me for being in a situation where I can kind of play anything. Playing tailback, I was actually more excited to play tailback than B-back.” 

-Synjyn Days

Now there is some talk that Days might play in another college all-star game like the East-West Shrine game or the Senior Bowl.

But from what he told ajc.com, it does not sound like he is to interested in getting on the field again to show his skills off in another exhibition:

“I’m just looking forward to getting back to Atlanta, seeing some familiar faces and start training.”

-Synjyn Days

Training and getting ready for Georgia Tech’s pro day in March would be the best thing for him to do.

He really has nothing else to prove against college competition on the football field.

He is going to make more of an impression by being able to do well in his pro day and combine workouts at this point.

Days has enough scouts observing and interested. From here on out it is about staying healthy and raising his stock value.