Weather was a factor at recent pro days at Jackson State and Alcorn State.
On March 25, Jackson State had to move its pro day to the Velocity Sports Performance facility in Ridgeland, Miss., after rain forced the event indoors. Representatives from 15 NFL teams were in attendance to watch nine players work out on a FieldTurf-type surface. John Dorsey, the Packers’ director of college scouting, and Rick Reiprish, the Saints’ director of college scouting, ran the show.
The top performance came from CB Domonique Johnson (6-2, 188 pounds), who turned in times of 4.57, 4.52 and 4.54 in the 40-yard dash, with a 4.28 time in the short shuttle and a 7.21 in the three-cone drill. He took part in position drills but stood on his numbers from the combine in the jumps and on the bench press.
Other schools sending players to Jackson State’s pro day included nearby programs Belhaven College and Delta State University.
At Alcorn State on March 24, six players ran outdoors on grass despite a wet field and winds from the south at 10-15 mph. The players ran the 40-yard dash twice — once with the wind and once against the wind, to even out the times.
OLB Lee Robinson (6-2 1/8, 247 pounds) looked the best, with times of 4.78 and 4.94 in the 40 with a 9-foot, 5-inch broad jump. He finished the short shuttle in 4.47 and the three-cone drill in 7.23 and participated in position drills.
— Gil Brandt