First opportunities, second chances at SDSU Pro Day

After the names scrolled through the T’s and W’s, and unexpected H made its way through a scout’s lungs.

“Holder, you’re up next!”

It wasn’t the scout reading from last season’s Pro Day roster at San Diego State. It wasn’t him misplacing the Aztecs list with Stanford’s list.

It was Mikah Holder, working his way back from injuries that derailed his first year in the NFL, returning to his roots to show the scouts how much better he is one year removed their last visit.

“It’s a real eye opening experience,” Holder, whose brother Alijah is eligible for the draft as a corner out of Stanford. “I feel a lot healthier and I’m ready to go.”

The wide receiver out of Oceanside High School also in attendance to help out his old SDSU quarterback. Carlsbad High School alumnus Christian Chapman also putting his skills on display in a 30 play offensive skill session.

“There are nerves, but then you settle in,” Chapman said. “A lot of these guys have nothing to lose.”

Aztecs fans could hear their school named several times during the NFL Draft. Tight end Kahale Warring is projected to be selected on Day 2 or 3, while offensive lineman Ryan Pope and Tyler Roemer were invited to the NFL Combine.

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