Rounding up Utah State, North Dakota State pro days

Representatives from 22 NFL teams were on hand for Utah State’s pro day recently to watch prospects run indoors on field turf.

Linebacker coaches from the Ravens, Eagles and Rams were in attendance.

Bobby Wagner, LB (6-foot-3, 235 pounds) — Wagner was supposed to work out at the NFL Scouting Combine but couldn’t due to pneumonia. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds and recorded a 39-1/2-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump. He completed the short shuttle in 4.24 seconds, did the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds and did 24 strength lifts. Wagner had a fantastic workout, and will probably be selected in the middle of the second round. He’s been very productive in college. Wagner has been playing inside, but I think teams would like to play him as an outside linebacker.

Michael Smith, RB (5-8 1/4, 205) — Smith ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds, did the short shuttle in 4.35 seconds and recorded a 7.15-second three-cone drill. He was a backup to RB Robert Turbin, who was at the combine. Smith is small and will likely be a high-priority free agent.

North Dakota State held its pro day March 21, with representatives from seven teams there to watch prospects work out indoors on field turf. None of the players who worked out were at the combine.

Matt Veldman, TE (6-7, 256) — Veldman ran the 40-yard dash in 4.72 and 4.74 seconds. He had a 35-1/2-inch vertical and recorded a 9-11 broad jump. He did the shuttle in 4.47 seconds and the three-cone in 6.99 seconds. He has long arms (which measured 34-1/8 inches) and did 17 bench presses. He had a very good workout. Veldman caught the ball well; they split him out, put him in the slot, moved him around, and he had an excellent showing. He will probably be taken in the seventh round or be a priority free agent.

Coulter Boyer, DE (6-4 3/8, 248) — Boyer ran with a bad hamstring, finishing the 40-yard dash in 4.99 and 4.99 seconds. He registered a 30-1/2-inch vertical, a 9-2 broad jump, a 4.39-second short shuttle and a 7.35-second three-cone. Boyer also did 13 strength lifts. He has some pass-rush skills; his numbers likely would have been better had he been completely healthy. He will probably be a priority free agent.

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