Representatives from 12 NFL teams gathered at the Star Hill Family Athletic Center in Tolland, Conn. for the University of New Haven’s pro day. The noteworthy participant of the pro day — which was held indoors on FieldTurf — was the brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, UNH tight end Michael Flacco.
Flacco (6-foot-4 5/8, 251 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.74 and 4.78 seconds. He had a 9-foot-7 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.38 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.21 seconds. He performed 14 reps of 225 on the bench press. He was not able to do the vertical jump because the facility did not have a standard.
Flacco only played one season at New Haven — catching 30 passes for 591 yards and nine touchdowns — after playing four seasons of minor league baseball in the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox organizations (he was drafted in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Orioles).
Kyle O’Brien, a scout for the Jacksonville Jaguars and a former quarterback at Harvard, threw passes to Flacco, who had a really good workout. Flacco could get selected late in the 2014 NFL Draft or be a priority free-agent pickup for NFL teams following the event.