Notre Dame’s pro day on Tuesday featured 14 players, including first-round NFL draft hopefuls Manti Te’o, Tyler Eifert and Zeke Motta.
And even though no NFL head coaches attended the event (held indoors on Field Turf), representatives from 29 NFL teams were there, including Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, Cincinnati Bengals tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes and Detroit Lions running backs coach Curtis Modkins.
Here are snapshots of the key players:
Manti T’eo, linebacker (6-1 1/2, 243) — The Heisman Trophy finalist slightly improved his 40-yard dash times from February’s NFL Scouting Combine, posting times of 4.75 and 4.71. He looked good in his position drills, too. Te’o is a smart, steady player who knows what he’s doing.
Tyler Eifert, tight end (6-5 5/8, 256) — Eifert, who stood on his combine numbers, dropped the first ball thrown to him, then didn’t have another drop the rest of the day. He looks like a first-rounder.
Zeke Motta, safety (6-2 1/4, 215) — After slipping on his first try, Motta ran 4.71 and 4.73. He did 16 strength reps and performed all right in position drills. Motta has good ball skills and figures to be a third- or fourth-round pick.
Mike Golic Jr., center/guard (6-4 3/8, 300) — The younger Golic ran a 4.56 and 4.58, did a 4.88 in the short shuttle and a 7.77 in the three-cone, posted 31 strength reps, a 28-inch vertical jump and 8-10 broad jump, and had a good workout overall. His father, eight-year NFL veteran Mike Golic, was in attendance and was very excited to see his son perform well.
Cierre Wood, running back (5-11 1/4, 218) — Wood ran 4.52 and 4.51. He posted a 4.25 time in the short-shuttle drill, 6.81 in the three-cone, and kept his vertical and broad jump numbers from the combine. He also did 18 strength reps and performed a postion workout.
Braxston Cave, center (6-3 1/2, 302) — Cave posted 32 strength reps and completed a position workout.
Theo Riddick, running back (5-10 1/4 205) — Ran 4.69 and 4.63, did 14 strength reps, 4.40 in the short shuttle and 6.99 in the three cone. Riddick, who also played some slot receiver at South Bend, shows quickness as a running back but doesn’t look as good at wide receiver.
Jamoris Slaughter, safety (5-11 5/8, 196) — Slaughter didn’t work out because of an injury, but he did pump 19 strength reps.