The headliner at Maryland’s pro day was Darrius Heyward-Bey (6-1 5/8, 212 pounds), who drew a bunch of receiver coaches, including the New York Jets’ Henry Ellard.
After running the fastest 40-yard dash at the combine (4.30 seconds), Heyward-Bey opted not to do workout drills again Wednesday. Instead, he focused his attention on the position drills and nailed that portion of the workout. He’s a smooth runner and is adept at catching the ball.
Heyward-Bey was one of 24 players who worked out in front of 50 scouts indoors on FieldTurf. (Heyward-Bey ranks fifth in Mike Mayock’s position rankings.)
These were the other notable prospects:
DB Kevin Barnes (6-0 3/8, 184) ran a 4.45 and 4.49 in the 40, had a 41-inch vertical jump and kept his combine numbers for everything else.
LB Moise Fokou (6-1 1/4, 232) had a 33-inch vertical and 21 bench-press reps and stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine.
TE Dan Gronkowski (6-5 3/8, 254) kept all of his numbers from the combine.
OL Scott Burley (6-4 7/8, 315) ran a 5.48 and 5.45 in the 40, had a 31-inch vertical, an 8-foot broad jump, a 4.67 short shuttle and a 7.73 three-cone drill and had 19 lifts.
OL Jaimie Thomas (6-4 1/8, 329) didn’t run the 40 due to a strained quad, but he had a 28-inch vertical, an 8-foot broad jump, a 4.67 short shuttle, a 7.99 three-cone drill and 26 lifts.
– Gil Brandt