Lonnie Ballentine of Memphis has ability to make an NFL team

Representatives from 11 NFL teams were present at Memphis’ pro day on March 17, when 12 players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

Memphis had one player who participated at the NFL Scouting Combine, punter Tom Hornsey. Hornsey (6-foot-3 1/2, 218 pounds) only participated in punting drills at the pro day.

Lonnie Ballentine, FS (6-3, 219) — Ballentine ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 and 4.45 seconds. He had a 38-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-5 broad jump. He had a short shuttle time of 4.47 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 7.18 seconds. Ballentine, who has 33-inch arms, performed 18 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Ballentine graduated high school in three years, and went on to play four seasons for the Tigers (playing in 42 total games). Ballentine has the ability to make an NFL team, most likely as a practice squad player to gain some added experience.

Johnnie Farms, DL (6-0 1/2, 318) — Farms ran the 40 in 5.21 and 5.26 seconds. He had a 27 1/2-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.87 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.90 seconds. Farms, who has 33 7/8-inch arms, had 25 strength lifts on the bench press. Farms is a good player who could get an extended look by an NFL team as a free-agent pickup following the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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