Childs impresses at Arkansas pro day

Wide receiver Gregory Childs was easily the star of the Arkansas’ pro day on Tuesday.

Childs, who weighed in at 212 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 and 4.39 seconds and impressed NFL observers with his skills during an outstanding position workout. He also had a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-7 broad jump.

Childs likely moved from a fifth-round draft pick to a possible third-round pick.

In all, 19 prospects worked out for representatives of all 32 NFL teams, running indoors on a fast rubber track.

A few other notables:

Jake Bequette, DE (270 pounds) — Did position workouts only because of a pectoral problem.

Joe Adams, WR (188) — Ran 4.46  and 4.47  in the 40 and had a 38-inch vertical.  Went through position workouts.

Jerry Franklin, LB (6-1, 242) — Franklin did a full workout after not attending the combine. Ran 4.70 and 4.68 in the 40. Had a 37 1/2-inch vertical, 10-3 broad jump, 6.98-second three-cone drill and did 15 reps in the bench press.

One interesting note: Arkansas alum and Patriots 2011 third-round draft pick Ryan Mallett threw to the receivers during the workouts, and looked very good doing so.

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