Archive for March, 2013

Marcus Lattimore has an emotional pro day

There were 32 NFL teams represented at South Carolina Pro Day on March 27. Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was among the coaches who attended. A total of 18 players worked out on field-turf outdoors in 50 degree weather with 5 mph wind. The scouts who attended enjoyed the well-run pro day. Marcus Lattimore RB (5-11 7/8, 219 pounds) – He did not do any sprints or jumps, but he did go through workout that approved by his medical team, however, Lattimore did catch the football in a stationary position. The entire South Carolina football team and Lattimore’s mother gave Lattimore a loud ovation after he completed his final workout. One scout said that as many pro days he’s attended […]

Jakar Hamilton is consistent in 40-yard dash at pro day

There were 20 NFL teams represented at South Carolina State Pro Day on March 27. Nine players worked out outdoors on field-turf, as did four players from smaller schools. Jakar Hamilton DB (5-11, 192 pounds) – He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 and 4.58 seconds. That’s all the Georgia transfer took part in. He is a free agent priority.

Melvin White better suited at safety than cornerback

There were a total of 16 NFL teams represented at Louisiana Lafayette Pro Day on March 28. A total of 14 players worked out Indoors on field-turf that was not in very good condition. There were tears and hashes all over the place. Melvin White CB (6-1 ¼, 203 pounds) – He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 and 4.62 seconds and recorded a 32-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-2 broad jump. He completed the short shuttle drill in 4.53 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.36 seconds. White also recorded 12 strength lifts. He worked out as a cornerback with a notation that his best position is probably safety.

Indiana State’s Josh Keyt makes his case at pro day

The Indianapolis Colts were the lone NFL team represented at Indiana State Pro Day on March 27. It was held outdoors on a field that was a little damp from the snow melting. Only one player worked out. Josh Keyt LS (6-1, 247 pounds) — He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.19 seconds and recorded a 21 ½ vertical jump. That was all he did. He’ll likely be signed as a free-agent long snapper.

Ray Holley’s strength impressive at Louisiana Tech Pro Day

There were a total of 23 NFL teams represented at Louisiana Tech Pro Day on March 26. The workout was held outdoors on field-turf. A total of 24 players worked out. Ryan Allen P (6-1, 225 pounds) – He has a very, very strong leg. He kept his numbers from the combine Colby Cameron QB (6-2 ¾, 210 pounds) – He has very good accuracy through intermediate area. He doesn’t have the strongest arm, but has adequate arm strength to throw the ball. Cameron kept his numbers from the combine Oscar Johnson OT (6-5 ¾, 335 pounds) – He ran 5.45 and 5.57 in the 40-yard dash. He kept his vertical and broad jump from the combine. Johnson recorded the […]

Florida State OT Menelik Watson impresses at pro day

There were 32 teams represented at Florida State Pro Day on March 19. They ran outdoors and the field was damp due to prior rain. It was about 70 degrees. Tank Carradine DL (6-4 3/8, 275 pounds) — He recorded 32 bench presses, but will do another workout April 4 at Woodward High School in Cincinnati. Everett Dawkins DL (6-2 ¼, 291 pounds) — He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.00 and 5.02 seconds. He kept the rest of the combine results. Dawkins did well in positional workouts. Dustin Hopkins K (6-2 ¼, 192 pounds) — He has an extremely strong leg and ended his workout by kicking a 50-yard field goal. Brandon Jenkins DE (6-3, 247 pounds) — He […]

Injuries limit certain players at Cincinnati Pro Day

A total of 16 players from Cincinnati worked out at pro day on March 13 along with five others from nearby schools. There were 32 NFL teams represented and the workouts were held indoors on field-turf. Travis Kelce TE (6-5, 258 pounds) — He is not going to work out. He was injured and instead will work out April 4 at Woodward High School in Cincinnati. Florida State defensive lineman Tank Carradine also will take part in that workout. Walt Stewart DL (6-5, 249 pounds) — He had to sign a waiver that would allow him to workout. He had a neck injury last year and missed the last seven games of the season. The University of Cincinnati requested Stewart […]

Charles Hawkins lone player to work out at Southern’s Pro Day

A total of 12 NFL teams were represented at Southern University Pro Day. They worked out at Doug Williams Field. There were no players there that went to the combine. A total of eight players worked out along with additional players from small schools. Charles Hawkins WR (5-7 5/8, 166 pounds) – He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 and 4.44 seconds. He recorded a 36-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-3 broad jump. He completed the short shuttle drill in 4.54 and the three-cone drill in 7.89 seconds. Hawkins also recorded 13 strength lifts.

Andre Ellington is convinced to attempt second 40-yard dash

A total of nine NFL teams were represented at Clemson Pro Day on March 7. They ran indoors on field-turf. Only one player held a workout. Andre Ellington RB (5-9 3/8, 194 pounds) — He was at the combine but pulled his hamstring there and was reluctant to run because he was afraid he might pull it again. He ran 4.71 on his first 40-yard attempt before coaches convinced him it was in his best interest to run at full speed in order to get a better look at him. He ran 4.52 on his second attempt. Ellington did not jump or run the shuttles. He looked very good in the individual drills they put him through. He caught the […]

Tiny receiver turning heads at Central Arkansas

Representatives from three NFL teams were on hand for Central Arkansas’ pro day on Thursday, where nine players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game MVP shows off arm for scouts

Representatives from 18 NFL teams were on hand for Tulane’s pro day on Friday, where six Green Wave players worked out indoors on FieldTurf in the New Orleans Saints’ practice facility.

The Saints had a number of their staff in attendance, and an assistant coach from the Jacksonville Jaguars was also there.

Matt Barkley was draw, but Robert Woods is star of USC Pro Day

Representatives from every NFL team were on hand for Southern California’s pro day on Wednesday, where 15 players (plus seven others, including former USC tight end Dominique Byrd) worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

Edmund Kugbila vying to be Valdosta State’s first draft pick since 1997

Representatives from 19 NFL teams gathered at Valdosta State’s pro day on March 18, where seven Blazers players and five others from smaller area colleges worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

SHSU’s Daxton Swanson forced to have separate workout

A total of 10 players worked out at Sam Houston State’s pro day on March 19, and NFL Scouting Combine invitee Daxton Swanson held off his workout until Thursday.

Robbie Rouse, Phillip Thomas work out well in Fresno

Representatives from 19 NFL teams gathered at Fresno State’s pro day on March 20, where 17 players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

The Bulldogs’ successor to former Fresno State running back and current member of the San Diego Chargers — Ryan Mathews — and a star safety were the notable participants.

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