By CRAIG HALEY
STATS FCS Senior Editor=
March 13, 2018, 3:55 pm
(STATS) - If a cold-weather NFL team selects former Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta in the draft next month, it will have good reference from the Spiders' pro day on Tuesday.
Lauletta and other Spiders attracted representatives from 27 NFL teams to Robins Stadium, performing in whipping winds and near-freezing temperatures. The 2017 CAA Football offensive player of the year made more than 60 throws to a group of wide receivers, tight ends and running backs.
"I think everything went smooth. It's a windy day. It's a little bit cold, so not the best of conditions," Lauletta said. "But I just came out here and had fun and threw the ball around and I thought I did an OK job. I thought everything was pretty solid. The rest is not in my hands, so I'm just going to keep preparing, keep working out and doing everything I've got to do on my end and let the rest take care of itself."
The 6-foot-2 5/8, 222-pound Lauletta - Richmond's all-time passing leader - was named the MVP of the Reese's Senior Bowl in January and tested favorably at the recent NFL scouting combine. His strong postseason has likely solidified a third- or fourth-round selection, which would make him the highest-drafted Spider in decades.
The draft will be held from April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.