Earlier this week, Central Florida wide receiver Brashad Perriman made some headlines with his 4.25 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. He is projected as a mid-first to second round pick in the upcoming draft and needed to make his pro day count. Wide receiver's can't run drills alone. Someone has to throw them the ball. In this case it was former West Georgia quarterback, Austin Trainor.
Scouts may have been there to see Perriman, but Trainor opened some eyes as well. Among them was the Raiders, who according to the National Football Post, have invited Trainor to attend their rookie minicamp in May.
Trainor went undrafted last year, which is why he can accept the invitation now. It is a tryout for the team who will be looking for a camp arm behind Derek Carr, Matt McGloin, and Christian Ponder. McGloin himself went undrafted and had to try out for NFL teams. He earned a spot on the Raiders ahead of drafted fourth round QB Tyler Wilson. So, anything is possible for Trainor.
The 6-3, 231-pounder played his first two seasons of college ball at Florida A&M and later transferred to West Georgia.
As a freshman at Florida A&M, he led the Rattlers to 6-straight wins to finish the season as MEAC co-champions. The following season he would lose his starting job to freshman Damien Fleming four games in. Seeing no chance of starting at FAMU, he transferred to D-II West Georgia.
Here are some highlights from his senior season at West Georgia