Brown’s Howard could be next Bear to play in NFL

Fans wouldn’t normally rank Brown University as a great producer of NFL talent, but the Bears have had their fair share of pro players over the years. In fact, two current Brown alums are special teams standouts in the league.

Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie, who has a Super Bowl ring, and Cardinals receiver Sean Morey are both key contributors to their teams.

The next Brown prospect to earn a pro paycheck might just be DT David Howard (6-foot-2 7/8, 293 pounds), who performed well in position drills at the school’s pro day and could garner draft consideration.

Howard ran a 5.03 and 5.12 in the 40-yard dash, had a 32-inch vertical jump, 8-foot, 8-inch broad jump, 4.70 short shuttle, 7.58 three-cone drill and did 27 bench press repetitions.

Here are the four other notable prospects that worked out indoors on a rubber track and did position drills outdoors on FieldTurf on March 10. Two NFL team representatives were on hand.

QB Anthony Vita (6-0 5/8, 200) ran a 4.89 in the 40-yard dash, had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump,  8-7 broad jump, 4.48 short shuttle, 7.33 three-cone and did 14 bench press reps.

WR Bobby Sewall (6-0 1/2, 197) ran a 4.41 and 4.43, had a 41-inch vertical jump, 10-foot broad jump, 4.10 short shuttle,  6.96 three-cone drill and did 16 bench press reps.

WR Buddy Farnham (5-11 1/2, 194) ran a 4.60 and 4.56 in the 40-yard dash, had a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump, 10-1 broad jump, 4.20 short shuttle, 6.84 three-cone drill and did 15 bench reps.

DE Jimmy Develin (6-3 1/4, 259) ran a 5.03 and 5.09 in the 40-yard dash, had a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump, 8-8 broad jump, 4.55 short shuttle, 7.25 three-cone drills and did 39 bench press reps.

Gil Brandt

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