Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Jacksonville Jaguars DC Mel Tucker headlined the list of mostly defensive coaches in attendance at Clemson’s pro day on Thursday.
Both spent time working out Marcus Gilchrist, the 5-foot-9, 192-pound defensive back who drew interest with a solid performance at last month’s NFL Scouting Combine. Tucker, who presides over a Jaguars defense that ranked 28th against the pass last season, went so far as to take Gilchrist to dinner. The prospect is scheduled to workout with up to five teams before April’s draft.
Gilchrist was one of 13 players who worked out on the university’s indoor track and ran field drills on grass before representatives from 25 NFL teams. He kept his 40 times and vertical jump from the combine, while posting a 10-6 broad jump and 4.25 short shuttle.
Running back Jamie Harper (5-11, 228) used the opportunity to take another shot at the 40-yard dash, hoping to improve upon his combine numbers. His 4.44 time was the best of two attempts on the fast indoor surface. He also posted a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 10-3 broad, while registering a 4.50 short shuttle and 6.94 three-cone drill. He did 23 reps on the bench press.
Other results from Thursday:
OT Chris Hairston (6-6, 323) — He kept his 40 times and bench-press numbers from the combine while posting a 27 1/2 vertical and 8-6 broad jump. He clocked in at 7.64 in the three-cone drill and 4.74 in the short shuttle.
DL Jarvis Jenkins (6-4, 311) — He took his three-cone drill from the combine, but re-clocked his 40, with a best time of 4.93. Jenkins registered a 27 vertical, 8-7 broad and 4.75 short shuttle, with 21 reps on the bench.
DB Byron Maxwell (6 3/4, 204) — He kept his 40 times, broad jump and bench press from the combine. He clocked a 4.49 in the short shuttle and a 7.12 in the three-cone drill.
DB DeAndre McDaniel (6-0, 213) — He kept his vertical from the combine, while putting up a 4.67 time in the 40. He managed a 9-10 broad, 4.39 short shuttle and 7.07 in the three-cone drill.
TE Durrell Barry (6-3 1/4, 271) — He was not a combine attendee and used Thursday’s event to run a 4.79 40, while logging 26 reps in the bench press. He put up a 29 1/2 vertical and 9-2 broad, while running a 4.51 in the short shuttle and 7.22 in the three-cone drill.