Rounding up Marshall, Virginia pro days

Linebacker coaches from the Cardinals and Bears and defensive line coaches from the Saints, Lions and Bears were at the Marshall pro day March 14 to watch LB prospect Vinny Curry. He ran outdoors on FieldTurf. In all, representatives from 19 teams were there.

Curry, DE/LB, (6-foot-3, 262 pounds): Curry got off to a bad start in his first attempt at the 40-yard dash, weaving slightly, and it cost him; he finished in 4.77 seconds. In his second try, he clocked in at 4.69 seconds. He probably should have run a third time. Curry registered a 35-inch vertical and a 9-foot-3 broad jump, and did 28 strength lifts. Curry, who finished last season with 11 sacks, has visits scheduled with 16 NFL teams. Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn came in to have a personal workout with Curry.

Representatives from 32 teams were at Virginia’s pro day March 15. Prospects ran outdoors on FieldTurf.

Cam Johnson, DE, (6-3 5/8, 267): Johnson stood on his times from the NFL Scouting Combine. He had a 34-1/2-inch vertical and a 9-7 broad jump. He also did 18 strength lifts. He worked out with his hand on the ground and as a player who would drop into space. He’s probably best suited to play linebacker in a 3-4  scheme at the pro level.

Chase Minnifield, CB, (5-10 5/8, 180): Minnifield ran the 40-yard dash in 4.63 and 4.68 seconds. He said he had a tight hamstring, and probably didn’t run as well as he could have. He had a 32-1/2-inch vertical and a 9-9 broad jump, and did eight strength lifts.

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