Sampson helps himself at San Diego State pro day

San Diego State hosted its pro day on March 24, an event DeMarco Sampson used to place himself on the draft radar.

Sampson struggled with injuries early in his career, but had a very productive senior season. He was a likely a free-agent candidate after his combine workout, but the wide receiver exceeded expectations on pro day and may get himself selected in the sixth- or seventh round because of it.

Sampson (6-2 1/8, 201) showed good hands, but it was his dual 40 times of 4.41 that really drew attention. He registered a 35 1/2-inch vertical leap, 10-0 broad jump, 4.26 super shuttle, and 6.93 three-cone drill.

Also working out was wide receiver Vincent Brown, who had a standout senior season with the Aztecs and is an intriguing possibility in later rounds. Brown (5-11 3/8, 189) posted 40 times of 4.57 and 4.59 and had a 36-inch vertical. He stood on his broad jump, short shuttle, and three-cone drill from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

In all, eight Aztecs worked out in front of representatives from 17 teams, including Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera and San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner, who ran the passing drills. The event was held outdoors on FieldTurf.

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