Representatives from 25 NFL teams — including Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, and Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster and coach Ken Whisenhunt — were present for Vanderbilt’s pro day on Friday.
The players worked out indoors on FieldTurf inside the school’s new multipurpose athletic facility.
Jordan Matthews, WR (6-foot-3, 211 pounds) — Matthews stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, and took part in the positional workout at the pro day. Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels threw passes to Matthews. Matthews had a few drops in the drills, which is usual for him, but otherwise had a good pro day workout. Matthews is one of the most genuinely nice and hard-working guys you will ever be around. He is really dedicated to being a good football player.
Another wide receiver, Chris Boyd, was not allowed to run at the school due to his suspension for the 2013 season. He will work out independently later in the day at a local recreational center.
Andre Hal, CB (5-10 3/8, 186) — Hal stood on his combine numbers, and looked good in the positional workout. Hal is a third-day draft choice (fourth- to seventh-rounder) or priority free-agent possibility.
Kenny Ladler, FS (6-0 1/2, 200) — Ladler ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds, but pulled up. It was still better than his time from the combine (4.70). He stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine, where he was a top performer in his position group in the bench press and vertical jump, and the top performer in the broad jump.
Jonathan Krause, WR (5-10 7/8, 187) — Krause ran the 40 in 4.39 and 4.37 seconds. He had a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-8 broad jump. He had a short shuttle time of 4.04 seconds and a three-cone drill time of 6.94 seconds. He had 13 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Krause is a priority free-agent pickup possibility for a team following the draft.