Sidbury Jr. brings masses to Richmond

(Photo by Chuck Burton / Associated Press)

Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney has been virtually everywhere on the pro day circuit. (Chuck Burton / Associated Press)

A sizable contingent of NFL assistant coaches and scouts were in attendance at Richmond’s pro day on March 19 to watch DE/LB Lawrence Sidbury Jr. (6-2 1/2, 265 pounds).

Representatives from 31 NFL teams came to the pro day, including Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney (who has been virtually everywhere on the pro day circuit), linebacker coaches from the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins and defensive line coaches from three teams. Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach Vic Fangio worked out Sidbury.

Sidbury, who has visited the Buffalo Bills and will visit the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans, stood on his numbers from the combine.

The players worked out in a strong crosswind outdoors on FieldTurf. The players did the broad jump and the vertical leap after positional drills due to rain. Here are other notables:

RB Josh Vaughan (5-11 1/4, 224 pounds) had times of 4.59 and 4.63 in the 40-yard dash, with a 37-inch vertical leap and a 9-foot, 11-inch broad jump. He had times of 4.15 seconds in the short shuttle and 7.10 seconds in the three-cone drill, with 36 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press.

TE Joe Monteverde (6-4 1/2, 247 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.85 and 4.77 and had a 35 1/2-inch vertical with a 9-foot, 10-inch broad jump. He had a 4.31 short shuttle and a 7.06 three-cone drill, and didn’t participate in the bench.

Coastal Carolina

Reps from five NFL teams were at the Coastal Carolina Pro Day on March 27 to watch 10 players perform outdoors. The players ran on the school’s baseball field, but it had been raining so the grass field was soft. They worked out in 60-degree temperatures with no wind.

Here are the notable performances:

RB Jamie Fordham (5-10 7/8, 210 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.71 and 4.67 with a 35-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump. He ran a 4.42 short shuttle and a 7.61 three-cone drill, with 16 reps on the bench.

DB Marrio Norman (6-0 1/2, 199 pounds) had times of 4.69 and 4.67 in the 40 with a 31-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump. He had a 4.48 short shuttle and a 7.43 three-cone, with 20 reps on the bench.

CB Whittmin Reese (5-8 1/2, 196 pounds) had times of 4.44 and 4.50 in the 40 with a 36 1/2-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump. He had a 4.32 short shuttle and a 7.41 three-cone time with 14 strength lifts.

Gil Brandt

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