Published: March 16th, 2013 | Tags: 2013 pro days, Caleb Sturgis, Earl Okine, Frankie Hammond, Jon Bostic, Jordan Reed, Josh Evans, Lerentee McCray, Matt Elam, Mike Gillislee, Omarius Hines, Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Nixon
Florida held its pro day outdoors and under a light rain on Saturday. Workouts were held on FieldTurf and watched by 20 NFL team representatives, including the head coach and general manager of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive and defensive coordinator, the Cincinnati Bengals defensive back and linebacker coaches and the St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator and four position coaches. Sixteen Florida Gators participated.
Jon Bostic, LB (6-1 1/8, 238) — He did well in the positional work outs.
Matt Elam, S (5-10, 208) — He had a good, solid workout.
Josh Evans, FS (6-1 1/4, 207) — Evans ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 and 4.62 seconds and recorded a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump.
Sharrif Floyd, DL (6-2 7/8, 298) — Floyd didn’t work out at Florida’s pro day on the advice of his agent and will run drills on March 22. When you have 20 teams show up for the pro day — including head coaches and coordinators — it’s probably in your best interest to do everything you can to impress them. Odds are a lot of them aren’t going to be there when your agent wants you to work out.
Mike Gillislee, RB (5-11 1/4, 210) — Gillislee played really well as a senior. He ran a 4.57 and 4.58 40-yard dash, but otherwise kept his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine.
Lerentee McCray, DE (6-2, 250) — McCray also opted to wait until March 22 to do drills.
Xavier Nixon, OT (6-6, 313) — Nixon didn’t do any of the running drills due to a right hamstring, but he did put up 225 pounds 19 times and went through the positional workouts.
Jordan Reed, TE (6-3, 235) — He came to Florida as a quarterback and converted into playing tight end. He didn’t work out due to a left knee bruise and will work out on March 22.
Caleb Sturgis, K (5-10 1/8, 186) — Sturgis did really, really well and has an extremely strong leg.
Frankie Hammond, WR (5-11 7/8, 190) — Hammond ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 and 4.48 seconds. He also recorded a 33-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-1 broad jump, a 4.21-second short-shuttle run, a 6.57-second three-cone drill and did 14 reps of 225 pounds.
Omarius Hines, TE ( 6 1/8, 215) — Hines ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 and 4.52 seconds. He had a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-2 broad jump, ran the short-shuttle in 4.20 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.45 seconds. He did 18 reps of 225 pounds. It’s thought that Hines would be a good pick up for a team to bring to training camp and make a running back out of him.
Earl Okine, DL (6-6 1/2, 284) — Okine ran the 40-yard dash in 5.14 and 5.23 seconds. He did 25 reps on the bench of 225 pounds, recorded a 33-inch vertical and a 9-foot-4 broad jump. Okine completed the short-shuttle in 4.65 seconds and ran the three-cone drill in 6.99 seconds.