Coleman gains attention at UCLA pro day

All 32 teams were in attendance as 13 players worked out outdoors on field turf during UCLA’s pro day Tuesday.

Cory Harkey, TE (6-foot-3 1/2, 261 pounds) — He’s a blocking tight end, and ran 5.18- and 5.20-second 40-yard dashes. Harkey had a 26-inch vertical jump and did not do the broad jump. He posted a 4.66-second short shuttle, a 8.0-second three-cone drill and 12 bench presses of 225 pounds.

The following two players merit attention after Tuesday’s workouts:

Derrick Coleman, RB (5-11 1/4, 230) — He gained over 800 yards on a not very good UCLA team. Coleman ran a 4.56 and 4.62 40, had a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-5 broad jump, 4.48 short shuttle, 7.73 cone drill and 20 strength lifts. This workout and this exposure got him drafted. I don’t know what obstacles he’ll have to overcome as a RB who happens to be hearing-impaired, but scouts said he caught the ball coming out of the backfield like a WR would catch it. Everybody was highly pleased with his performance.

Mike Harris, OT (6-4 5/8, 309) — He ran a 5.46 40, had a 31-inch vertical, 9-9 broad jump, 4.89 short shuttle, 8.1 cone drill and 22 strength lifts. He probably is a priority free agent: a good player but not real fast.

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