Published: March 28th, 2013 | Tags: 2013 pro days, Barkevious Mingo, bennie logan, brad wing, chris faulk, Eric Reid, Kevin Minter, lavar edwards, LSU, LSU pro day, michael ford, p.j. lonergan, Russell Sheppard, sam montgomery, spencer ware, tharold simon, Tyrann Mathieu
Representatives from all 32 NFL teams were present at LSU’s pro day on March 27. Workouts were held indoors on FieldTurf on a very warm day. Among the notable attendees were Jason Licht, the Arizona Cardinals director of player personnel; Hue Jackson and Mike Zimmer of the Cincinnati Bengals; and the head coaches and general managers from the New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles. Twenty players from this year’s LSU team participated, as well as six players from the 2011-2012 team.
Lavar Edwards, DE (6-3 7/8, 268) — He looked very good in positional drills and weighed 8 pounds less than he did at the NFL Scouting Combine. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.77 seconds twice. He also recorded a 32-inch vertical and a 9-foot broad jump.
Chris Faulk, OT (6-5 7/8, 327) — He had knee surgery last fall and only did positional drills.
Michael Ford, RB (5-9 3/4, 206) — He looked really quick. He’s not the best pass receiver but he’s a good looking athlete. Ford ran a 4.46 and 4.40 second 40-yard dash. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and did positional drills.
Bennie Logan, DT (6-2 1/4, 304) — Logan had done a private workout for a team earlier and pulled a hamstring. He did not run but had a 28-inch vertical and 8-foot-5 broad jump.
P.J. Lonergan, C (6-3 5/8, 302) — Lonergan ran the 40-yard dash in 5.23 seconds. He had a 26-inch vertical, a 7-foot-8 broad jump, a 4.93-second short shuttle, an 8.01-second three-cone drill and lifted 225 pounds 27 times.
Tyrann Mathieu, CB (5-9 1/8, 194) — Mathieu looked very good in positional drills. He’s very quick out of his breaks and has great hands. He weighed 6 pounds more than he did at the combine.
Barkevious Mingo, DL (6-4 3/4, 237) — Mingo refused to do the bench but was off the charts in the positional workout. He did drills with his hand in the ground as a defensive lineman and in space as an outside linebacker. He’s in magnificent shape. He worked out for more than an hour and never broke a sweat, but there are still concerns about his strength.
Kevin Minter, ILB (6-0, 245) — Minter ran a 4.67- and 4.72-second 40-yard dash. He looked steady in positional drills and recorded a 34 1/2-inch vertical, a 9-foot-6 broad jump, a 4.49-second short shuttle and a 7.39-second three-cone drill.
Sam Montgomery, DE (6-3 3/8, 257) — Scouts think Montgomery will be better lining up as a defensive end in the NFL. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 and 4.82 seconds and did 22 reps of 225 pounds.
Eric Reid, FS (6-1 5/8, 210) — Reid ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 and 4.52 seconds. He had an excellent workout and should be drafted near the top of the second round.
Russell Sheppard, WR (6-0 7/8, 196) — Shepard ran the 40-yard dash twice in 4.46 seconds. He had a 38 1/2-inch vertical, a 10-foot-2 broad jump, a 4.37-second short shuttle, a 7.09-second three-cone drill and did eight reps of 225 pounds on the bench. He did both wide receiver and defensive back workouts. Scouts think his best position in the NFL could be at defensive back.
Tharold Simon, CB (6-2 1/4, 202) — Simon only ran the 40-yard dash once after seeing his time of 4.47 seconds in his first attempt. He recorded a 4.31-second short shuttle and 7.01 three-cone drill. He had an OK workout.
Spencer Ware, RB (5-10 3/8, 222) — Ware didn’t run the 40-yard dash because of a sore left hamstring. He did perform a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-11 broad jump, a 4.27-second short shuttle, a 7.28-second three-cone drill and 17 reps of 225 pounds on the bench.
Brad Wing, P (6-2 3/4, 215) — Wing had a strained hamstring and only held the ball for place kickers.