Colorado football NFL draft prospect opens up on his showing in front of scouts

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Colorado football receiver prospect Xavier Weaver showed out in front of 11 NFL scouts, and after his April 3 workout in front of pro scouts, the draft prospect assessed his performance and his future at the next level.

“It was good. It was a blessing,” Weaver said (h/t BuffZone). “I was a little winded because of the altitude but it was definitely good. A lot of people came out here thinking I wasn’t gonna be able to run fast; probably thought my top-end speed wasn’t fast enough. So 4.4 definitely landed me some money in my pockets.

“It was something that I wanted to experience since I was a little kid, so just to be on that type of stage was a blessing. I wanted that 4.4, so definitely that (was important), but I think I ran some good routes, I got in and out of my breaks real well, so I got to show them what I can do. Probably take a couple of visits, a couple workouts to some programs and stuff like that, but other than that, get back in football shape. I was doing a lot of combine stuff, like 40s and L-drills. Now I’m getting back in football shape.”

Xavier Weaver grateful he transferred from USF to Colorado football

Weaver told reporters at the NFL Combine in March, which he didn't get to participate in due to a shoulder injury, that he is grateful for having transferred from USC to Colorado.

"It was amazing," Weaver said of his transition to Colorado from USF (h/t BuffsBeat). "I came in there right away and got straight to it with the quarterbacks. So, it was blessing and everything I could ask for. I got to be on the big stage. Without CU, I probably wouldn’t be here right now.

"It definitely paid off a lot. I feel like if I didn’t go there, I probably wouldn’t be on the stage right now, where I’m at. I showed a lot of what I can do on the big stage. I feel like it definitely was a big move for me."

With just weeks away from realizing his NFL dream, Weaver knows that the "Prime Time" spotlight and catching passes from Shedeur Sanders did more for him than staying in Tampa would have.