Thirty NFL hopefuls participate in Florida International’s pro day

Twenty-five teams were represented at Florida International on March 8, including the Miami Dolphins defensive back coach, to watch 19 FIU and 11 small-school players perform drills outdoors on a grass field.

John Cyprien, FS (6-1; 208 pounds) — Cyprien elected not to do the vertical “for personal reasons” but went on to leap 9-feet-11 in the broad jump. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 and 4.64 seconds. His time was 4.44 seconds in the short shuttle and 7.01 seconds for the three-cone drill. He did 18 reps at 225 pounds.

Tourek Williams, DL (6-3 1/8; 253 pounds) — Williams had already worked out at NFL Scouting Combine. At FIU’s pro day he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 and 4.76 seconds. He performed a 4.46-second short shuttle and a 7.44-second three-cone drill. He declined to do the vertical jump or broad jump.

While he did pro day drills as a defensive end and linebacker, “the feeling was he’s a better defensive end in the NFL,”’s Gil Brandt said.

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