Dee Ford finally gets chance to work out for scouts

Offensive tackle Greg Robinson and defensive end Dee Ford were the top attractions when Auburn held its pro day Tuesday.

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams were in attendance to see 15 Auburn players work out plus one player from West Liberty.

Robinson (6-foot-5 1/8, 327 pounds) stood on all his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. At the pro day, his arms were measured at 34 3/8 inches and his hands measured 10 1/8 inches. St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau worked out Robinson, who looked good in the field drills and appears destined to be a top-five pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Ford (6-2 1/8, 244) was unable to work out at the combine after being medically disqualified, but was able to put forth an impressive workout at Auburn’s pro day. Ford ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 and 4.63 seconds. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-4 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.73 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.07 seconds. Ford had 29 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. His arms measured at 32 1/2 inches. Ford is a very accomplished football player and has a very good chance to be a first-round draft pick.

Tre Mason, RB (5-8 5/8, 205) — Mason stood on his numbers from the combine. At the pro day, Mason’s hands measured at 8 3/4 inches, which are on the smallish side. He was worked out by Philadelphia Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley.

Chris Davis, CB (5-9 3/4, 200) — Davis ran the 40 in 4.56 and 4.55 seconds. He had a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-4 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.18 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.93 seconds. He kept his bench press number from the combine. Davis — who was the hero of that thrilling Iron Bowl win over Alabama — had a good on-field workout as a defensive back.

Jay Prosch, FB (6-0 7/8, 254) — Prosch, who was not at the combine, ran the 40 in 4.72 and 4.75 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical and 9-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and the three-cone in 7.33 seconds. He had 27 reps on the bench press. Prosch caught the ball well out of the backfield at the pro day. He was an occasional ballcarrier for Auburn, and if a team needs an additional player in the backfield — such as an H-back or blocking back type — this guy is more than capable of playing that role.

Blake Poole, S (5-10 3/8, 183) — Poole, who was not at the combine, ran the 40 in 4.40 and 4.45 seconds. He had a 38-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.35 seconds and he did the three-cone in 7.19 seconds. He also had 20 reps on the bench press. While Poole played safety at Auburn, he projects as a cornerback in the NFL.

While the players worked out indoors on FieldTurf, the special-teams players took their on-field workout outdoors.

Steven Clark, P (6-5 1/8, 228) — He had a 33-inch vertical and 9-9 broad jump. He gets a lot of height on his kicks and has a chance to get drafted (two punters were selected in each of the past two drafts). Clark hails from Kansas City, Mo., and initially had no scholarship offers to play college football. He went to a kicking school and after that he received scholarship offers from Iowa, Purdue and Auburn, ultimately opting to kick for the Tigers.

Cody Parkey, K (6 3/8, 188) — Parkey kicked outdoors and performed well enough that he will likely be brought into an NFL camp this summer.

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