Weather wreaks havoc on three schools’ pro days

Three schools recently held pro days, but they were hampered by Mother Nature.

Missouri Western held its event on April 2 when rain forced the drills inside. The workout was conducted on a wooden floor and featured five players. Seven NFL team representatives braved the conditions to watch the activities.

The only notable prospect was OT Roger Allen (6-foot-3 1/2, 325 pounds), who ran 5.25 and 5.31 seconds in the 40-yard dash and had a 26 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 7-foot, 9-inch broad jump, a 4.80-second short shuttle and an 8.30-second three-cone drill.

Some light drizzling and a stiff wind was what hampered Texas State’s pro day on March 24. Despite the weather, seven players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf in front of six NFL team representatives. RB Stan Zwinggi (5-9 3/4, 201 pounds) and S Jamal Williams (5-9 3/8, 198 pounds) were the prospects of note.

Zwinggi ran 4.47 seconds with the wind and 4.54 seconds against the wind in the 40, and he had a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 4-inch broad jump, a 4.40 short shuttle, a 6.94 three-cone drill and 18 bench-press reps. Williams, meanwhile, ran 4.49 seconds with the wind and 4.62 against the wind in the 40, and he had a 38-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 3-inch broad jump, a 4.46 short shuttle, a 7.43 three-cone drill and 10 bench-press reps.

Perhaps the school most affected by the weather was Arkansas State. Rain forced the players to work out indoors on FieldTurf at a local high school (Jonesboro).

The lone prospect of note was TE D.J. Johnson (6-2 1/4, 260 pounds), who ran a 4.40-second short shuttle and a 7.33-sec0nd three-cone drill. He kept the rest of his numbers from the combine.

Gil Brandt

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