Breaking down Alabama’s pro day

Representatives from 30 teams were at Alabama’s pro day on Thursday, including Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Browns coach Pat Shurmur and Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Prospects ran indoors on field turf.

Trent Richardson, RB, (5-foot-10 1/8, 227 pounds) —  Richardson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 and 4.47  seconds. He did 25 bench presses. He had a great position workout. Richardson caught the ball well and made a sensational one-handed catch. He reaffirmed what everyone already thought: he’s one heck of a football player

Mark Barron, S, (6-1 1/8, 214) — Barron didn’t work out at the NFL Scouting Combine because of an injury. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 and 4.57  seconds. He had a 34-1/2-inch vertical and a 10-foot-2 broad jump, but didn’t do other drills. He had an excellent workout. He’s got very good hands and quick hips. Barron is a big, strong guy who moves around exceptionally well.

Courtney Upshaw, LB/DE (6-1 3/4, 279) — Upshaw ran the 40 in 4.76 and 4.78 seconds. He had a 27-1/2-inch vertical, a 9-1 broad jump, a 4.6-second short shuttle and a 7.73-second three-cone. He worked out as a  linebacker and with his hand on the ground. He’s probably going to be a DE in the NFL. He just looks a little too stiff to be a linebacker; his best position is going to be as a pass-rusher.

Dre Kirkpatrick, DB, (6-1 3/4, 187) — He didn’t do any drills or work out, but was weighed and measured.

Brad Smelley, TE, (6-2, 236) — He was not at the combine. Smelley is undersized for a tight end, but is very athletic and does a good job catching the ball.

Linebacker Dont’a Hightower did not participate in the pro day.

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