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.