R: Have you done any private workouts for any teams?
CN: I have not, but at my pro day (in March) there were several teams here and I worked out with the (Kansas City) Chiefs. That was my only private workout. What I’ve been told by my agent most teams that bring guys in for workouts are potential first-round draft picks, high draft picks, guys who didn’t get much exposure as far as not going to the combine or playing in an All-Star game and other guys who have character issues.
The first step could come at the end of this week, when the four-year North Carolina starter aims to be one of more than a half-dozen UNC players taken in the NFL draft. He knows he won’t hear his name called during Thursday’s first round. But after working out for the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles and visiting the Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons, Yates said he’s hopeful he might be selected late Friday, or during Saturday’s final rounds.
“I love to do it. I love the game, and I love being a role model, and I just want give children the opportunity to come out here and have fun … There was short such notice, but to see how it turned out, it’s blessing,” said McCluster, a standout at the Largo High School and University of Mississippi star.