In recent years, Troy has become a popular destination for NFL scouts and coaches. The Sun Belt conference powerhouse has produced Pro Bowlers such as the Giants’ Osi Umenyiora and the Cowboys’ DeMarcus Ware over the past decade, and continues to churn out impressive prospects.
Seven notable prospects worked out for representatives from 31 teams, including coaches from Jacksonville, the New York Giants and Green Bay.
One of the most impressive was DE Brandon Lang. At 6-foot-3 1/2, 266 pounds, he flashed excellent athleticism. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 and 4.85 seconds, had a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump, a 4.51-second short shuttle and a 7.34-second three-cone drill. It is rare players at that size demonstrate such quickness.
Here’s a look at the rest of Troy’s standouts:
OLB Cameron Sheffield (6-2 1/4, 257 pounds) ran 4.85 and 4.89 in the 40, had a 35-inch vertical jump, a 9-11 broad jump, a 4.53 short, a 7.46 three-cone and did position drills.
QB Levi Brown (6-3 3/8, 228) ran a 4.82 and 4.84 in the 40, had a 34 1/2-inch vertical, an 8-11 broad, a 4.41 short, a 7.25 three-cone and didn’t do the bench press.
LB Boris Lee (6-0 1/4, 237) ran a 4.83 and 4.89 in the 40, a 4.57 short, a 7.33 three-cone and did not do the bench press. He kept his vertical and broad jump numbers from the combine.
CB Jorrick Calvin (5-10 1/8, 182) ran a 4.64 and 4.46 in the 40, had a 33-inch vertical, a 9-foot broad jump, a 4.54 short and a 7.21 three-cone. He did not do the bench press.
Kevin Dixon (6-1 7/8, 257) ran a 4.75 and 4.71 in the 40, had a 27 1/2-inch vertical, an 8-11 broad, a 4.37 short, a 7.37 three-cone and did 15 repititions in the bench press at 225 pounds.
– Gil Brandt