While one UC Davis prospect was unable to take advantage of the spotlight provided by the school’s pro day due to injury, another stepped up in his place.
WR Chris Carter, who was at the NFL Scouting Combine, is still recovering from posterior cruciate ligament surgery in his left knee. He most likely won’t be able to work out until after the draft. Unfortunately, the medical setback could cost him a chance at getting drafted.
CB Kenny Brown, on the other hand, is healthy and put forth an outstanding performance. With team representatives from the Vikings, 49ers and Raiders on hand to watch six prospects work out outdoors on FieldTurf, Brown was the star of the show.
He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 and 4.46 seconds, had a 43 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 5-inch broad jump, a 4.06-second short shuttle, a 6.82-second three-cone drill and did 19 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds. While he remains an unlikely draft choice, he has greatly enhanced his status as a rookie free agent.
The other noteworthy prospect at UC Davis’ pro day, which took place on March 10, was WR Bakari Grant. Grant ran the 40 in 4.67 and 4.64 seconds, had a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-9 broad jump, a 4.50 short shuttle, a 7.20 three-cone drill and did 10 bench press reps. He looked good in the position drills.
– Gil Brandt