Colts get up-close look at Boise State’s Demarcus Lawrence

Representatives from 31 NFL teams — including Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano and linebackers coach Jeff FitzGerald, as well as San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano (Chuck’s brother) — were present for Boise State’s pro day on March 17.

The pro day workout was held indoors and run on FieldTurf.

Demarcus Lawrence, DE (6-foot-2 3/4, 250 pounds) — Lawrence ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 and 4.70 seconds. He then stood on the rest of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. Lawrence, who has 34 1/8-inch arms, had a very good pro day workout. He worked out as both a hand-in-the-ground defense end and as an outside linebacker in space, and displayed an ability to play at either position in the league. Lawrence looks like a prospect who could get drafted anywhere from the bottom of the second round to the middle of the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Charles Leno, Jr., OT (6-3 7/8, 303) — Leno ran the 40 in 5.25 and 5.30 seconds. He had a 31 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-4 broad jump. Leno stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. Leno, who has 34 5/8-inch arms, is described as a high-cut guy with a short torso and long legs. His best NFL position is probably guard rather than tackle.

Matthew Paradis, C (6-2 5/8, 307) — Paradis stood on all of his numbers from the combine, and only did offensive line drills at the pro day. Paradis is a very good football player. He’s tough and hard-nosed. He just lacks the ideal size to be an NFL center.

Aaron Burks, WR (6-2 7/8, 203) — Burks ran the 40 in 4.48 and 4.50 seconds. He had a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-9 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.19 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.09 seconds. He performed 12 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He has 9 1/8-inch hands and 34-inch arms. Burks also has very good hands. He just didn’t do quite as well as expected at Boise State (he had 18 receptions for 309 yards and three touchdowns in 2013), but has good upside. He is a likely priority free-agent pickup following the draft.

Geraldo Boldewijn, WR (6-3, 215) — Boldewijn ran the 40 in 4.56 and 4.58 seconds. He had a 34-inch vertical jump and 10-7 broad jump. He had a 4.19-second short shuttle and 6.88-second three-cone. He performed 18 strength lifts. Boldewijn has 34 1/8-inch arms, and is a free-agent pickup possibility for some NFL team following the draft.

Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, DT (6-2 7/8, 303) — Tjong-A-Tjoe ran the 40 in 5.36 and 5.42 seconds. He had a 24 1/2-inch vertical and 7-2 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.30 seconds and the three-cone in 7.90 seconds. Tjong-A-Tjoe, who has 32-inch arms, did 19 reps on the bench. Tjong-A-Tjoe is the type of player who could get training camp invite and possibly stick with a team as a practice squader with the hopes of developing into an on-field contributor.

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