Tuesday is another opportunity for James Wilder Jr.
After running a disappointing 4.86-second 40 yard dash last month at the NFL Scouting Combine, the former Florida State running back will have another shot to show off his straight-line speed in front of NFL scouts this morning.
Representatives from all 32 NFL franchises are expected to be in attendance at Florida State's Pro Day.
Wilder, along with 18 other scholarship players from the Seminoles' 2013 BCS National Championship team are expected to participate.
In addition to running the 40-yard dash, players will take part in various agility drills, position drills and do a bench press at FSU's Albert J. Dunlap Practice Facility.
Former Seminoles like wide receiver Willie Haulstead, cornerback Greg Reid and tight end Beau Reliford are also among the group that will take part in today's Pro Day.
For Wilder, the drills and questions from NFL scouts is something he speaks to his father about every day.
James Wilder Sr. was a second-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1981 NFL Draft. The 1984 Pro Bowl selection spent the first nine seasons of his career playing for the Bucs.
"We're talking through the process," said Wilder Jr., who is currently projected as a late-round draft pick. "He's been through it. During the recruitment, during the combine, he's been through it all, though that was in the 80's so it may have changed a little bit. But he's been through it. He knows what it takes to be at the level I am trying to get to now."
The 6-foot-3, 232-pound running back has the size of his father and is hoping to enjoy similar success in the pros.
"My father played in the league," said Wilder, who averaged seven yards per carry in his final season with the Seminoles. "He was a running back. A bruising type of running back for 10 years. You don't see running backs in the league for 10 years. I am surely going to take his advice."
After struggling with his starts during the 40-yard dash at the combine, Wilder, who said he ran a 4.47-second 40 yard dash during training, is hoping to post a time closer to 4.5 seconds today.
For former Seminoles like linebacker Telvin Smith and safety Terrence Brooks, who both had outstanding showings at the NFL Combine, today is another opportunity to impress scouts.
Departed seniors like fullback Chad Abram, wide receiver Kenny Shaw and defensive Demonte McAllister, who didn't receive invites to the NFL Combine, will have their first opportunity to show all 32 NFL franchises what they could add to a team.
Projected first-round picks Timmy Jernigan Kelvin Benjamin, as well as Lamarcus Joyner, Devonta Freeman and Christian Jones are among the draft-eligible players who are back in Tallahassee for today's Pro Day.
The event can be seen live on ESPN3 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.