Representatives from 19 NFL teams — including the general managers of the New York Jets (John Idzik) and San Diego Chargers (Tom Telesco), and a New England Patriots special teams coach — were present for Indiana’s pro day on Wednesday, when 18 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.
Cody Latimer, WR (6-foot-2 5/8, 215 pounds) — Due to a broken bone in his foot, Latimer was only able to run straight ahead and did not participate in any positional drills. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 and 4.45 seconds. He also had a 39-inch vertical jump. Latimer was at the NFL Scouting Combine, but only competed in the bench press (in which he led his position group with 23 reps of 225 pounds). Latimer does not have a target date for another workout before the 2014 NFL Draft.
Ted Bolser, TE (6-5 5/8, 248) — Bolser ran the 40 in 4.74 and 4.78 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.50 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.11 seconds. He performed 19 strength lifts. Bolser is probably a late-round draft pick or priority free-agent pickup following the draft.
Stephen Houston, RB (5-10 7/8, 225) — Houston ran the 40 in 4.52 and 4.50 seconds. He had a 40-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 7.03 seconds and the three-cone in 4.23 seconds. He also had 24 reps on the bench press. Houston is a fast player who executed an impressive pro-day workout, catching the ball real well out of the backfield. Houston is a free-agent pickup possibility following the draft.
Mitch Ewald, K (5-9 1/2, 175) — All Ewald did at the pro day was kick off. He has accuracy (he made 80.3 percent of his field goal attempts during his Hoosiers career). Ewald is a free-agent possibility following the draft, especially given that the Patriots sent an assistant coach to take a look at him.