Tiny receiver turning heads at Central Arkansas

Representatives from three NFL teams were on hand for Central Arkansas’ pro day on Thursday, where nine players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Jesse Grandy, WR (5-foot-10 7/8, 148 pounds) — Grandy ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 and 4.51 seconds. He had a 34-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-8 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.13 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.87 seconds. He did one lift of 225 pounds on the bench press. Proving the big things can come in small packages, Grandy was an all-Southland Conference selection at receiver, kickoff returner and punt returner in 2012 (he accounted for eight total touchdowns — seven via receptions, one on a kickoff return — for the Bears). Grandy was a two-year letterman at Ole Miss before transferring to Central Arkansas.

Dominique Croom, WR (6-1 7/8, 189) — Croom ran the 40 in 4.55 and 4.52 seconds. He had a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.28 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.87 seconds. He also performed nine lifts on the bench press. Croom has big, size-10 hands.

The last Central Arkansas player selected in the draft was linebacker Markell Carter, who was a fourth-round pick by the New England Patriots in the 2011 NFL Draft. The most famous football alum of the school is arguably linebacker Monte Coleman, an 11th-round draft pick in 1979 by the Washington Redskins and a member of three Super Bowl-winning teams.

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