Published: March 7th, 2013 | Tags: 2013 pro days, Akeem Spence, Glenn Foster, Hugh Thornton, Illinois, Michael Buchanan, Terry Hawthorne
Representatives from 27 NFL teams gathered at Illinois’ pro day, where 15 players worked out. One player in particular will have scouts scrambling to the video tape.
Glenn Foster, DL (6-foot-3 5/8, 286 pounds) — Foster ran the 40-yard dash in 4.82 and 4.79 seconds, had a 4.45-second short shuttle and a 7.15-second three-cone drill. He recorded a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-9 broad jump. He also had 29 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Foster was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. Foster had a fantastic workout, and he would have been the top performer in his position group at the combine in the vertical jump and broad jump. Foster will have a lot of scouts scrambling back to the film room to see why he didn’t have a better draft grade and wasn’t invited to the combine.
Michael Buchanan, DE — Kept his numbers from the combine, but weighed 247 at the pro day. He worked out with his hand in the ground as a defensive end.
Hugh Thornton, G — He also kept his numbers from the combine, and weighed 322 at the pro day. He had a very good positional workout.
Akeem Spence, DT — He kept his numbers from the combine, but weighed 306 at the pro day. He also ran the short shuttle, doing so in 4.60 seconds.
Terry Hawthorne, CB — He weighed in at 192 pounds. He ran the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds. Otherwise, he kept his numbers from the combine.
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