Dexter McDougle of Maryland meets with Oakland Raiders

Representatives from 24 NFL teams — including defensive backs coaches from the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers — were present to watch eight Terrapins players work out outdoors on FieldTurf on a sunny, 60-degree day in College Park, Md. on April 8. Dexter McDougle, CB (5-foot-10 1/4, 196 pounds) — McDougle ran the 40-yard dash three times, doing so in 4.53, 4.47 and 4.51 seconds. He had a 37-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-2 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.18 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.84 seconds. Like at the NFL Scouting Combine, a shoulder injury prevented McDougle from doing the bench press. He looked very good on the positional workout, which was conducted by the […]

Aaron Murray could be in mix in run on quarterbacks in draft

Representatives from 20 NFL teams — including the quarterback coaches from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams, the head coach (Gus Bradley) and general manager (David Caldwell) of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and St. Louis Rams director of player personnel Taylor Morton — were present for Georgia’s pro day on Wednesday. Quarterback Aaron Murray (6-foot 1/2, 204 pounds) was the key participant, with the potential to build some serious pre-draft momentum possible with a solid workout. He was taking part in his first pre-draft workout following an ACL injury suffered in late November and was medically cleared to work out at Georgia’s pro day, but didn’t go through the runs or jumps. Murray — […]

High-ranking Patriots staffer at Rutgers’ pro day

There were 20 NFL teams represented — including a defensive line coach from the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots Nick Caserio director of player personnel Nick Caserio — at Rutgers’ pro day on March 12, when 14 athletes worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Brandon Coleman, WR (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) — Coleman stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. He did position drills, and had an average workout. Coleman underwent knee surgery in the 2013 offseason that hindered his production last season, preventing him from following up on his impressive 2012 season (he had 43 receptions for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012; 34 catches for 538 yards and four touchdowns in 2013). Two potential priority free-agent […]

Larry Webster of Bloomsburg attracting plenty of NFL attention

There were 15 NFL teams represented at Bloomsburg’s pro day on Thursday for a workout held outdoors and run on grass. Larry Webster (6-foot-5 3/4, 248 pounds), who was at the NFL Scouting Combine, did not do the runs or jumps at Bloomsburg’s pro day. He was a top performer in his position group in the 40-yard dash (clocking in just 0.05 seconds behind Jadeveon Clowney‘s time) and vertical jump. Webster worked out with the defensive linemen in Indianapolis, but at his pro day he worked out at defensive end, tight end and linebacker. He has attraced a lot of attention from NFL teams, having worked out for the Dallas Cowboys, and visited with the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions and […]

Troy receiver makes ‘a catch for the ages’ at Tulane’s pro day

Representatives from 17 NFL teams were present for Tulane’s pro day on Friday, when 10 Green Wave players and around 20 others from area small schools worked out indoors on FieldTurf at the facility of the New Orleans Saints. Ryan Grant, WR (6-foot 1/2, 194 pounds) — Grant — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 and 4.50 seconds. Grant’s position skills are impressive; he’s a really good route runner and has very good hands. Grant is a likely third-day selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, probably in the lower rounds. Cairo Santos, K (5-8 1/2, 161) — Santos booted six kickoffs into the end zone, and then converted 8 of 8 field […]

Kouandjio gets chance to work out at Alabama’s second pro day

Alabama held its second pro-day workout on April 8 and it was attended by 10 NFL teams, including Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, San Diego Chargers offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris and a defensive line coach from the Detroit Lions. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT (6-foot-7, 321 pounds) — Kouandjio ran the 40-yard dash in 5.42 and 5.53 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-10 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.82 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.93 seconds. He performed 25 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press, but was only given credit for 21 of those reps because he arched his back. Kouandjio had not missed any practice time or games due to […]

Scouts follow LSU pro day with look at two Southern prospects

Representatives from 17 NFL teams made the short trek over to Southern’s pro day following the conclusion of LSU’s pro day on Wednesday (Southern University is location in Baton Rouge, La.). The Southern football staff put fliers on peoples’ cars at LSU’s pro day to remind the scouts of Southern’s pro day being held the same day and to provide directions to the new location for the pro day. The players couldn’t work out at Southern because the field wasn’t ideal, so the event was moved to another facility 10 miles from campus. Lee Doss, WR (6-foot-1, 178 pounds) — Doss ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 and 4.53 seconds. He had a 36-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-2 broad jump. […]

Rajin’ Cajuns’ Darryl Surgent a possible free-agent pickup

Representatives from 21 NFL teams were present for Louisiana-Lafayette’s pro day on Monday for a workout that was held in ideal conditions indoors on FieldTurf. Darryl Surgent, WR (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) — Surgent ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 and 4.56 seconds. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and 11-foot-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.28 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.43 seconds. He performed eight lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Surgent is a slot receiver who is also a good return specialist (he had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as well as a punt return for a touchdown for the Ragin’ Cajuns in 2013). Surgent looked good in the […]

Cardinals, Colts, Jaguars check out McNeese State tight end

Representatives from 17 NFL teams — including tight end coaches from the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars — were present at McNeese State’s pro day on Monday, when eight players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf. The top attraction for those coaches was tight end Nic Jacobs (6-foot-5, 265 pounds), who was at the NFL Scouting Combine. Jacobs ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78 and 4.87 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-9 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.68 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.47 seconds. He hadn’t been in an offseason training program that is specific to preparing for a pro-day workout, so he didn’t run as well as he probably could. […]

SE Louisiana’s Todd Washington works out well despite toe

Representatives from 21 NFL teams were present at Southeastern Louisiana’s pro day on Thursday, when nine players worked out outside on FieldTurf. Todd Washington, CB (5-foot-11 3/8, 192 pounds) Washington — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — had a toe injury that forced him to miss the final six games of the 2013 season. He still isn’t 100 percent healthy (probably around 80 percent ready), so his numbers in the drills aren’t exactly indicative of his athletic abilities. Washington ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 and 4.68 seconds. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.28 seconds. He didn’t do the bench, having already done […]

Zach Mettenberger throws; Craig Loston cuts hair, looks fast

More than 150 personnel representing NFL teams — including five head coaches (Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints, Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings, Rex Ryan of the New York Jets, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles), as well as offensive line coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers — were present to see 17 athletes work out at LSU’s pro day on Wednesday. The workout was held indoors and run on FieldTurf. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger (6-foot-4 1/2, 229 pounds) is less than five months removed from knee surgery (following a left ACL tear in the Tigers’ regular-season finale), and was unable to […]

Allen Robinson of Penn State among top receivers in draft

Representatives from 29 NFL teams — including Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin — were present for Penn State’s pro day on Tuesday, when a workout was held indoors on FieldTurf. Allen Robinson, WR (6-foot 7/8, 207) — Robinson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 and 4.50 seconds (improving on the 4.60 40 from the NFL Scouting Combine). He had a 42-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-11 broad jump. He also did the three-cone drill in 6.54 seconds. Robinson had a great pro-day workout. He looked very good running routes. Robinson’s performance really helped his draft stock a lot. It will push him into a crowded group of talented wide receivers in the 2014 […]

Marion Grice workout has audience of 15 NFL teams

Representatives from 15 NFL teams were on the campus of Arizona State to watch running back Marion Grice go through a workout outdoors on grass on Tuesday. Grice was sidelined late in the 2013 season with a leg injury (Grice missed three games, including the Pac-12 Championship Game and the Holiday Bowl), and was not able to participate in the Sun Devils’ pro day on March 7. Grice (6-foot 1/2, 208 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 and 4.69 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-7 broad jump. He did the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.37 seconds. He also performed 14 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He […]

Randell Johnson of FAU worked out by Miami Dolphins coach

Representatives from 12 NFL teams were present at Florida Atlantic’s pro day on Friday for a workout that took place outdoors on FieldTurf. Cornerback Keith Reaser (5-foot-10 3/4, 183 pounds) was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, but the only drill he was able to execute was the bench press. Reaser had knee surgery on Oct. 17, 2013, and then again on Feb. 27, 2014 (performed by Dr. James Andrews). As a result, he will not be able to do any on-field activities until at least September. Randell Johnson, LB (6-foot-3 1/4, 244) — Johnson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.64 and 4.62 seconds. He had a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump. He had a short shuttle […]

Andru Pulu of Eastern Washington a possible rookie free agent

Eastern Washington defensive tackle Andru Pulu worked out Thursday at Federal Way (Wash.) High School. The workout took place outdoors in 50-degree temperatures and a slight wind, and was run on FieldTurf. Pulu had an operation to remove bone spurs on Jan. 7 and only had a couple weeks to prepare for the workout. That workout went alright, given that Pulu got tired due to the brief among to preparation time and not being completely ready due to the injury. Pulu (6-foot-1 3/8, 322 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 5.24 seconds against the wind and 5.15 seconds with the wind. He had a 28-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-6 broad jump. He had a short shuttle time of 4.86 seconds […]

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