Jets, Ravens come to Connecticut to watch Easley

When position coaches are dispatched to a pro day, it typically signifies a definite interest in a particular prospect. Remember that when it comes to Connecticut WR Marcus Easley (6-foot-2 3/4, 211 pounds). Included among the 20 team representatives on hand for UConn’s pro day were the receivers coaches from the Jets and Ravens.

That could be a good sign for Easley’s draft stature, and he took advantage of the attention. He stood on most of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, but posted an impressive 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and looked good in position drills.

Of the other 14 players that worked out (10 from Connecticut and four from smaller schools) indoors on FieldTurf, the following were the four most noteworthy:

DE Lindsey Witten (6-4 5/8, 252) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 and 4.74 seconds, had a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 3-inch broad jump and stood on all of his other combine numbers. He injured his right hamstring and was unable to do position drills.

RB Andre Dixon (6-1, 207) stood on all of his combine numbers and did position drills.

CB Robert McClain (5-9 3/8, 195) pulled his hamstring and ran the 40 just once, in 4.51 seconds. He had a 38 1/2-inch vertical, a 9-10 broad, 23 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds, and was unable to do the short shuttle or three-cone drill.

Gil Brandt

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