Representatives from 20 teams were at the Temple pro day on March 16 to watch prospects run outdoors on FieldTurf.
The running conditions were not ideal; the field was tilted, with prospects asked to run uphill one way and downhill the other.
Bernard Pierce, RB, (6-foot-3/8, 218 pounds) — Pierce ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds going uphill and 4.34 seconds going downhill. He completed the short shuttle in 4.7 seconds and the three-cone in 7.53 seconds. Pierce had a good workout and should be selected around the fifth round of April’s draft.
Evan Rodriguez, TE, (6-1 5/8, 244) — He kept everything from the NFL Scouting Combine but did strength lifts again, registering 19. He also had a good workout. He projects more as an H-back or running back than he does as a tight end in the NFL. He will be taken in the sixth or seventh round.
Tahir Whitehead, LB, (6-1 1/2, 237) — The outside linebacker ran the 40-yard dash in 4.86 seconds going uphill and 4.68 seconds going downhill. He recorded a 35-1/2-inch vertical, a 10-foot-7 broad jump, a 4.18-second short shuttle and a 7.18-second three-cone. He also did 21 strength lifts. He should be selected in the sixth round or so.