FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When Bill Belichick attends a pro day, social media takes note. That has been hard to miss over the last two weeks.
Consider that of all the notable NFL personnel on hand at Alabama two weeks ago, it all started with Belichick.
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) March 8, 2018
This has become an annual trip for Belichick, as he transitions from head coach to head scout. And for those wondering if he's still enjoying his craft, a tweet from Georgia's football program -- with the emoji for full effect -- should answer that question.
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) March 21, 2018
Here's a different view of what led Belichick to crack the smile.
Pretty cool moment for Roquan Smith and UGA linebackers, getting personal attention from Bill Belichick at Pro Day. pic.twitter.com/aSjhTYrH6j
— TOWERS' TAKE (@ChipTowersDN) March 21, 2018
The respect Belichick is shown at various pro days is reflected in how he gets a front-row seat for the drills, often leading them like he did at NC State.
Bill Belichick getting a first-hand look at every defensive lineman at NC State Pro Day pic.twitter.com/vakhjOYyyw
— Pack Pride (@PackPride) March 19, 2018
The same was true at South Carolina, as the program was happy to say a public hello.
— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) March 20, 2018
And similar to Alabama, Belichick's presence was noted in the headlines, and in one story with players speaking specifically about what it was like to have him on campus.
— SEC Country SC (@SECCountrySC) March 20, 2018