Marcus Lattimore has an emotional pro day

There were 32 NFL teams represented at South Carolina Pro Day on March 27. Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was among the coaches who attended. A total of 18 players worked out on field-turf outdoors in 50 degree weather with 5 mph wind. The scouts who attended enjoyed the well-run pro day.

Marcus Lattimore RB (5-11 7/8, 219 pounds) – He did not do any sprints or jumps, but he did go through workout that approved by his medical team, however, Lattimore did catch the football in a stationary position. The entire South Carolina football team and Lattimore’s mother gave Lattimore a loud ovation after he completed his final workout. One scout said that as many pro days he’s attended he’s never seen a player get applauded for a workout. This kid is one of the nicest people you’ll ever come across. His mother and step father are just wonderful people. It’s unfortunate that he got hurt. He was a very, very good football player. It looks right now like he’s battled all the odds and he’s going to win and get a chance to play in the NFL. It’s unbelievable what he’s accomplished after a devastating injury in his last year at South Carolina.

Justice Cunningham TE (6-3, 251 pounds) — He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 and 4.87 seconds. He recorded a 35.5-inch vertical jump. He has long arms at 34 inches. He recorded 17 strength lifts. Cunningham is keeping his combine numbers. He is not a pass catcher as much as he is a blocker at tight end.

Devonte Holloman OLB (6-1, 240 pounds) – He ran the 40-yard dash once and completed it in 4.76 seconds. He recorded a 34-inch vertical jump and kept the rest of his numbers from the combine. He had a good workout.

T.J. Johnson C (6-4 ½, 309 pounds) – He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.27 and 5.23 seconds. He kept everything else from the combine. Johnson hurt his right hamstring after attempting his second 40-yard dash, which is the reason why he didn’t finish nor have positional workouts.

Ace Sanders WR (5-7, 175 pounds) — He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 and 4.59 seconds and recorded a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He kept everything else from the combine. Sanders worked out as a wide receiver.

D.J. Swearinger S (5-10, 205 pounds) — He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 and 4.65 seconds and kept everything else from the combine. Swearinger had a very, very good workout.

Devin Taylor DE (6-7 ¼, 273 pounds) –- He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.87 seconds and recorded 16 strength lifts. They worked him out as both a defensive end with his hand on the ground and a guy that plays in space. If the light ever goes on and Taylor realizes how good he can be, somebody will get a really good player.

Byron Jerideau NT (6-0, 334 pounds) – He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.16 and 5.16 seconds. He recorded a 25-inch vertical jump and a 7-foot-9 broad jump. He completed the short shuttle drill in 4.88 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.62 seconds. He recorded an impressive 37 strength lifts. He could be a priority free agent.

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