Fordham QB Skelton attracts influential spectators

Fordham University held its pro day workout on Tuesday, and quarterback John Skelton (6-5 3/8, 241) had a good workout in front of talent evaluators from nine NFL teams, including Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach James Urban, Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese and Bills quarterbacks coach George Cortez.

Skelton, who was a top performer in four events at the combine, kept his numbers from Indianapolis but did passing drills, throwing to receivers from Columbia, Colgate and Fordham.

While Skelton stole the show, 27 other prospects from assorted schools also got a chance to work out in front of scouts. Among them:

» OL Andrew Tyshovnytsky (6-foor-4 1/4, 317 pounds), from Fordham, ran 4.91 and 4.94 seconds in the 40-yard dash, had a 28-inch vertical leap, 9-2 broad jump, 4.83 short shuttle, 7.99 cone drill, and had 33 reps in the bench press. He looked good in his position drills.

» WR Asa Lucas (5-10 3/4, 185), from Fordham, ran 4.69 and 4.69 in the 40, had a 34 1/2-inch vertical leap, a 9-5 broad jump and nine reps in the bench press.

» WR Patrick Simonds (6-5 1/4, 221), from Colgate, ran 4.66, 4.67 in the 40, had a 34 1/2-inch vertical leap, a 10-2 broad jump, 4.26 short shuttle, 6.84 three-cone drill and 24 reps in the bench press.

» DB Chris Richards ( 5-10 3/4, 181), who started his career at Michigan and then transferred to Stony Brook, ran a 4.45 and 4.50 in the 40, had a 35-inch vertical leap, 9-11 broad jump, 4.16 short shuttle, 6.97 three-cone drill and 16 bench press reps.

– Gil Brandt

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