Representatives from all 32 teams, including the offensive line coaches from the Eagles and the Bengals, were at Texas’ pro day Wednesday to watch 10 players work out. This was the first time in 16 years that I was not present at Texas pro day. The sprints were run on a very fast Tartan track, and the position drills were held on FieldTurf at another indoor facility a couple of blocks away.
Mike Davis, WR: Davis (6-foot, 189 pounds), who was at the combine, ran the 40 in 4.51 and 4.53 seconds. He had a 32 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-9 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.42 and the three-cone drill in 7.06. He did not lift. Davis had a good workout and caught the ball well, but he does not have a great burst to get open and create separation.
Jackson Jeffcoat, DE/OLB: Jeffcoat (6-foot-2, 253 pounds) kept all of his numbers from the combine. He worked as both a 4-3 defensive end with his hands on the ground and also as a 3-4 linebacker. He looked like he was better suited to play the 4-3 defensive end spot and didn’t look very smooth dropping into space.
Chris Whaley, DT: Whaley (6-foot-3, 273 pounds) came to Texas as one of the most sought-after running backs in the state of Texas in his recruiting year, but he ended up playing defensive tackle. He had knee surgery four months ago and couldn’t do any of the drills, but he should be ready to work out after the draft when teams go into their OTs.
Trey Hopkins, G: Hopkins (6-2 3/4, 307 pounds) ran the 40 in 5.25 and 5.27 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical and a 9-2 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.80 and the three-cone drill in 8.03 seconds. He also had 28 reps in the bench press. Hopkins had a nice workout and is likely to be a seventh-round pick or a priority free agent.
Anthony Fera, K: Fera (6-foot 1/2 inches, 215 pounds), who was at the combine, made 1-of-2 field goals from 50 yards, 2-of-2 from 55 yards and 1-of-2 from 60 yards. Five of his six kickoffs went out of the end zone. He also did some punting drills outside in the wind and didn’t do very good. He’s someone who’ll probably be drafted somewhere in the last day.
Carrington Byndom, DB: Byndom (5-11 1/4, 177 pounds), who was not at the combine, ran the 40 twice, posting a time of 4.33 both times. He also had a 36-inch vertical and a 9-11 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.09. He did not do the bench press. Byndom has great straight-ahead speed, but in the position drills he struggled to turn and run with receivers. His speed will probably make him a seventh-round pick or a priority free agent.