Anthony Castonzo is considered by many as one of the top offensive lineman available in the 2011 NFL Draft, and the collegiate standout did nothing to refute that during Boston College’s pro day workout on March 23.
Castonzo (6-foot-7, 313 pounds) stood on his combine numbers, but showed off his the size and quickness in positional drills. His workout probably moved him up from the lower half to the middle of the first round.
Representatives from 17 teams attended the workout, including New York Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty and New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia. The event was held indoors on FieldTurf. Nine Boston College players worked out, as well as 24 players from a host of smaller schools in the area, including Harvard, American International and U-Mass Amherst.
One feel-good story at pro day was LB Mark Herzlich, a one-time NFL-ready prospect who had his college career derailed when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in 2009. Now cancer-free, Herzlich (6-3 3/4, 247) is trying to make it all the way back. He posted 40 times of 5.03 and 4.96, a 4.34 in the short shuttle and a 7.38 in the three-cone drill. He kept the rest of his combine numbers.
Two other Eagles players made their mark:
- Rich Lapham, OT – Lapham (6-7 5/8, 321) took part in the combine, but did not work out at pro day due to a leg injury. His uncle, Dave Lapham, played on the Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive line from 1974-83.
- Damik Scafe, DT – Scafe (6-2, 300) posted times of 5.10 and 5.18 in the 40, a 21-inch vertical leap, 8-11 broad jump, 4.37 short shuttle, 7.38 three-cone drill, and 21 strength lifts. He also took part in positional drills.