Wenning is best QB prospect in draft we haven’t heard about

There were 21 NFL teams represented to see prospects work out indoors on FieldTurf at Ball State’s pro day on March 27. Among those prospects working out was Keith Wenning, who is probably the best quarterback prospect in this 2014 NFL Draft class that we haven’t heard anything about.

Wenning (6-foot-2 5/8, 223 pounds) has numerous workouts scheduled with NFL teams, including with the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots. Wenning — who stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine — is a two-time second-team All-MAC selection who threw for 4,148 yards, 35 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in 2013.

Willie Snead, WR (5-11 1/8, 197) — Snead — who has 10 1/8-inch hands — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 and 4.59 seconds. He had a 36-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-11 broad jump. He had a short shuttle time of 4.38 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 7.18 seconds. Snead — who was at the combine — had an excellent pro-day workout.

Jamill Smith, WR (5-6 1/4, 152) — Smith ran the 40 in 4.51 and 4.54 seconds. He had a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-9 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.36 seconds and the three-cone in 7.17 seconds. He performed 18 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, which is outstanding for an athlete of his size. Smith is described as being as quick as a hiccup, and could be a free-agent pickup possibility for a team following the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Brett Smith, Robert Herron of Wyoming to work out for Panthers

Representatives from 23 NFL teams — including Philadelphia Eagles quarterback coach Bill Musgrave — were present for Wyoming’s pro day on March 13, when nine players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Robert Herron, WR (5-foot-9 1/8, 190 pounds) — Herron ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38, 4.37 and 4.35 seconds. He stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine in the vertical and broad jumps, short shuttle and three-cone drill. Herron, who has 9 3/4-inch hands, did position drills with quarterback Brett Smith throwing passes. Herron has a visit scheduled with the New Orleans Saints later this week.

Marqueston Huff, FS (5-11 1/8, 195) — Huff stood on his numbers from the combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the 40-yard dash and short shuttle). Because of his speed, Huff can play both safety and cornerback (he did just that at Wyoming). However, Huff thinks he’s better suited in the NFL at safety.

Brett Smith, QB (6-1 3/8, 205) — Smith ran the 40 in 4.65, 4.60 and 4.59 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-8 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.18 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.98 seconds. Smith, who has 10-inch hands, performed 18 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Smith and Herron will work out with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday.

Indianapolis Colts’ Chuck Pagano present at USC’s pro day

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams — including seven offensive line coaches and Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano – were present for USC’s pro day on March 12, when 17 Trojans players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

Dion Bailey, SS (5-foot-11 5/8, 211 pounds) — Bailey had a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He performed 14 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He then stood on his times in the runs from the NFL Scouting Combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the three-cone drill, short shuttle and 60-yard shuttle). Bailey is a quality player who had a solid field pro-day workout. He’ll probably be a third-day (Rounds 4-7) draft pick.

Xavier Grimble, TE (6-4 1/8, 261) — Grimble ran the 40-yard dash in 4.90 and 4.94 seconds. He had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-2 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.79 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.41 seconds. Grimble, who has 10-inch hands and 33-inch arms, did 16 lifts on the bench press. Grimble had a good pro day, catching the ball well after shaking off a couple drops early in the workout.

Devon Kennard, LB (6-2 7/8, 251) — Kennard, who has 9 7/8-inch hands and 33 5/8-inch arms, stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine and only did positional drills at the pro day. He moved well in drills, caught the ball well, and will probably be a top half of the third day of the draft selection.

Marqise Lee, WR (5-11 7/8, 199) — Lee did the three-cone drill in 6.96 seconds, had 11 reps on the bench press and stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. Lee, who has 9 1/2-inch hands, had a great pro-day workout. He’s very quick coming out of his breaks, and does everything he needs to be a great receiver.

Marcus Martin, C (6-3 1/8, 318) — Martin was at the combine, but unable to work out due to a left knee injury (only performing the bench press while in Indianapolis). At USC’s pro day, Martin ran the 40 in 5.33 and 5.22 seconds. He had a 22 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.93-second short shuttle time. He was not able to do the broad jump or three-cone drill due to the left knee issue. Martin, who has 33 3/8-inch arms, will probably be the second center selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, possibly sometime at the bottom of the third round or early fourth round.

Silas Redd, RB (5-9 1/8, 218) — Redd did not work out due to a right PCL injury. He is tentatively scheduled to work out for teams on April 22.

George Uko, DE (6-2 3/8, 294) — Uko had a short shuttle time of 4.57 seconds and did the three-cone in 7.47 seconds. Uko, who has 33 1/4-inch arms, did 22 lifts on the bench press and stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. Uko had a very good workout and will probably be a late second-day draft pick.

Players who are potential rookie free-agent pickups also worked out at the pro day.

Kevin Graf, OT (6-5 3/4, 303) — Graf did the 40 in 5.11 and 5.03 seconds. He had a 29-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-11 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.77 seconds and the three-cone in 7.53 seconds. Graf, who has 33 1/2-inch arms, did 27 reps on the bench press.

Torin Harris, CB (5-11 5/8, 189) — Harris ran the 40 in 4.46 and 4.54 seconds (he rolled at the start of the first 40 run). He had a 41-inch vertical and 10-10 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.23 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.96 seconds. Harris, who has 32 3/8-inch arms, did 9 strength lifts. Harris did look like he had some quickness and displayed an ability to flip his hips during the workout. Because of the nature of his position, he is a likely priority free-agent pickup following the draft.

Morgan Breslin, LB (6-1 3/8, 240) — Breslin ran the 40 in 4.60 and 4.69 seconds. He strained his left groin on the second 40 attempt around the 20-yard mark. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 9-6 broad jump. Breslin, who has 31 3/4-inch arms, did 26 reps on the bench press. Due to the groin strain, Breslin did not have a positional workout and will work out on April 22.

Mike Pennel of CSU-Pueblo worked out by 49ers scout

Representatives from eight NFL teams gathered at Colorado State-Pueblo’s pro day on March 31 to see eight ThunderWolves players, plus two other athletes from area small schools, work out outdoors on FieldTurf in 50-degree temperatures and 20-25 mile-per-hour wind gusts.

Mike Pennel, DT (6-foot-4 1/4, 333 pounds) — Pennel, who has 32 5/8-inch arms, had a 27-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-8 broad jump. He stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine in the 40-yard dash, short shuttle, three-cone drill and bench press. Pennel was worked out in the field drills by San Francisco 49ers regional scout Scott Brown. Pennel might be a third-day draft selection or a priority free-agent pickup following the 2014 NFL Draft.

Stanford’s Cameron Fleming looks like a 10-year NFL starter

There were 27 NFL teams represented — including a large contingent of San Francisco 49ers personnel — at Stanford’s pro day on March 20, when 14 players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

Cameron Fleming, OT (6-foot-5, 325 pounds) — Fleming had a 25 1/2-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-1 broad jump. Fleming stood on his times from the NFL Scouting Combine in the 40-yard dash, three-cone drill and short shuttle. Fleming might not be a capable left tackle in the NFL, but he will be a very good right tackle in the league and a likely 10-year starter at the position. That quality will make Fleming a second-day draft pick, probably in the 40-50 range.

Tyler Gaffney, RB (5-11 5/8, 217) — Gaffney did 15 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, and then stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the three-cone drill and the top performer in the 60-yard shuttle). Gaffney worked out well and catches the ball really well out of the backfield. Unfortunately, in an age when running backs are not a valuable commodity in the NFL, Gaffney’s draft prospects appear to be as a late-round selection.

Ben Gardner, DE (6-4 1/8, 262) — Gardner ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 and 5.03 seconds. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-2 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.24 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.98 seconds. He has 30 3/4-inch arms, which are on the short side. He could not participate in the bench press due to a torn left pectoral muscle. Gardner is also a likely third-day draft pick, probably in the seventh round.

Josh Mauro, DE (6-6 1/8, 280) — Mauro ran the 40 in 5.23 and 5.21 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical. He ran the short shuttle in 4.50 seconds. Mauro, who has 31 3/8-inch arms, did 29 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. He could not run the three-cone drill because of a left hamstring strain. Mauro is another Stanford prospect who appears to be a third-day draft selection.

Trent Murphy, LB (6-5 5/8, 260) — Murphy ran the 40 in 4.89 and 4.82 seconds, and stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the three-cone drill). Murphy has 11-inch hands and 34 1/8-inch arms. He will be a strong-side linebacker in the NFL. Murphy worked at as a down lineman at the Senior Bowl, but played as a strong-side linebacker in the game. He plays football a lot faster than his 40 times would suggest. Murphy is a likely second-day draft pick, probably in the third round.

Ed Reynolds, FS (6 7/8, 206) — Reynolds ran the 40 in 4.51 and 4.52 seconds. He had a 38-inch vertical jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.49 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.18 seconds. Reynolds — who was at the combine — did not do the broad jump or bench press at Stanford’s pro day. Reynolds, the son of former NFL linebacker Ed Reynolds who played for the New England Patriots and New York Giants, is probably a bottom of the third round to top of fourth round draft choice.

Shayne Skov, LB (6-2 1/2, 242) — Skov did 28 strength lifts, but due to a left hamstring issue he was not able to work out. Skov will do a workout for NFL personnel on April 21.

David Yankey, G (6-6, 317) — Yankey stood on his times from the combine in the 40 and three-cone. He had a 30-inch vertical jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.69 seconds. He also did 25 lifts on the bench press. Yankey did not have as good of a 2013 season as he did in 2012. However, his father passed away early in the season and that likely affected his play on the field. What Yankey did in the 2012 season would indicate a second-day draft slot.

Large group of Oakland Raiders coaches check out Cal’s pro day

Representatives from 17 NFL teams — including a large contingent of Oakland Raiders coaches, as well as linebacker coaches from the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings — were present for California’s pro day on March 18, when 15 players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf in 75-degree temperatures.

Deandre Coleman, DT (6-foot-5, 315 pounds) — Coleman, who was at the NFL Scouting Combine, ran the 40-yard dash in 5.06 and 5.09 seconds. He had a 25 1/2-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-7 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 5.10 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 7.71 seconds. He has 33 1/2-inch arms and 10 3/8-inch hands. He did a positional workout in which he did some good things.

Khairi Fortt, LB (6-2, 242) — Fortt ran the 40 in 4.75 and 4.68 seconds. He had a short shuttle time of 4.35 seconds and completed the three-cone drill in 7.12 seconds. Fortt stood on his numbers from the combine in the vertical jump and broad jump. Fortt has 33 1/8-inch arms and 10 1/2-inch hands. Fortt had a really good pro-day workout, moving around well in space and also catching the ball well. This is a player who will probably be picked in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Richard Rodgers, TE (6-4, 260) — Rodgers ran the 40 in 4.96 and 4.82 seconds. He had a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-4 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.63 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.31 seconds. In the beginning of his positional workout, he dropped a couple of passes, but from then on he looked good catching the ball. Rodgers is probably a third-day (Rounds 4-7) draft pick.

Brendan Bigelow, RB (5-9 1/2, 185) — Bigelow ran the 40-yard dash just once (4.52 seconds) because he strained his right hamstring during the run. He also performed 17 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Bigelow is a player who’s described as the type who a team can put into the game to run draws or screens, or catch the ball out of the backfield. Bigelow is a likely free-agent pickup following the draft.

The Cal coaches were very helpful for the NFL personnel in attendance. California’s football facilities have received a big facelift recently, with new offices and a new FieldTurf playing surface. The program has done a great job of upgrading facilities.

Jerick McKinnon draws crowd to Georgia Southern’s pro day

Representatives from 16 NFL teams — including a running backs coach from the Oakland Raiders and a defensive assistant coach from the Chicago Bears — were present for Georgia Southern’s pro day on March 27, when 11 players worked out outdoors on grass in 5-10 mile-per-hour wind gusts.

Jerick McKinnon, RB (5-foot-9 1/8, 207 pounds) — McKinnon stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine (he had a spectacular combine, being a top performer in his position group in all of the drills). McKinnon played both quarterback and running back for Georgia Southern. He scored the game-winning touchdown in his team’s upset of Florida, Georgia Southern’s first win over a BCS team. McKinnon also worked out as a defensive back at the pro day. You know a guy has some value when 16 NFL teams send representatives to a pro day to check a player out.

Lavelle Westbrooks, CB (5-11 5/8, 196) — Westbrooks ran the 40 in 4.68 and 4.65 seconds. He also performed 20 strength lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Westbrooks stood on his numbers from the combine in the vertical jump, broad jump, short shuttle and three-cone drill.

Torrance Hunt, RB (5-7, 180) — Hunt ran the 40 in 4.40 seconds (against the wind) and 4.28 seconds (with the wind). He had a 43-inch vertical jump and an 11-foot-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.21 seconds and the three-cone in 7.13 seconds. He had 15 lifts on the bench press. Hunt — who is a potential rookie free-agent pickup following the 2014 NFL Draft.

D.J. Morrell of Old Dominion a potential rookie free agent

Representatives from 15 NFL teams were present at Old Dominion’s pro day on March 18, when nine players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf in 34-degree temperatures and 22 mile-per-hour winds.

D.J. Morrell, OT (6-foot-5 1/4, 325 pounds) — Morrell ran the 40-yard dash in 5.68 seconds (against the wind) and 5.40 seconds (with the wind). He had a 23 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.90 seconds and the three-cone drill in 8.20 seconds. Morrell — who has 31 3/4-inch arms — did 27 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Morrell is a potential free-agent pickup for a team following the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Three teams send assistants to check out UNA’s Tavarius Wilson

Three NFL teams — the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles — sent linebackers coaches to North Alabama’s pro day on March 14, when 12 UNA players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

The player those assistant coaches were on hand to see was linebacker (and special teams phenom) Tavarius Wilson. The 5-foot-11 1/8, 239-pound Wilson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.77 and 4.78 seconds. He had a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.10 seconds. He performed 26 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Wilson — the 2013 Division II Defensive Player of the Year — is a potential seventh-round draft pick or priority free-agent pickup following the draft.

Another potential rookie free-agent pickup worked out at the pro day:

Chris Coffey, RB (5-7, 203) — Coffey ran the 40 in 4.75 and 4.65 seconds. He had a 34-inch vertical and 9-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.97 seconds. He had 26 reps on the bench press. Coffey is a potential rookie free-agent pickup following the draft.

Three potential free-agent pickups work out at EKU’s pro day

There were five NFL teams represented at Eastern Kentucky’s pro day on March 14, when nine players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf in 25 mile-per-hour winds.

Ike Ariguzo, WR (6-foot-4 3/4, 235 pounds) — Ariguzo ran the 40-yard dash in 4.89 seconds (against the wind) and 4.61 seconds (with the wind). He had a 37-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-4 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.28 seconds. He had 15 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Ariguzo caught the ball well in positional workouts. He played wide receiver at Eastern Kentucky (he posted 256 yards receiving and five touchdowns in 2013), but a team might sign him as a rookie free agent and build him up a bit more to try him out at tight end.

Shawn Shupperd, DE (6-5 1/4, 280) — Shupperd ran the 40 in 5.08 seconds (against the wind) and 4.89 seconds (with the wind). He had a 34-inch vertical and 9-9 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.51 seconds and the three-cone in 7.14 seconds. He had 21 strength lifts. In addition to working out as a pass-rushing defensive end, Shupperd also worked out as a tight end at the pro day. He is a potential rookie free-agent pickup following the 2014 NFL Draft.

Jordan Berry, P (6-5 1/8, 211) — Berry is from Australia, and can punt rugby style (when the punter gets a running start before booting) or regularly. Berry will likely be in some team’s training camp as a rookie free agent.

Louisiana Tech’s Justin Ellis could be third-round pick

Conditions at Louisiana Tech’s pro day Thursday were less than ideal, as rain started to come down during the players’ workouts along with 14 mph wind. The workouts were held outdoors on grass.

Justin Ellis, DL: Ellis (6-foot-1 1/2, 342 pounds) ran the 40 twice, in 5.03 with the wind and 5.21 against the wind. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. Ellis has amazing quickness for a player his size, and I think people will have a tough time blocking him. His height isn’t ideal, but at 342 pounds he moves around like a gazelle. He could be a third-round choice in the draft.

IK Enemkpali, DE: Enemkpali (6-0 7/8, 260 pounds) was put through workouts as a linebacker by the Saints and Bills LB coaches and looked very good going through his drills. He ran the 40 in 5.01 against the wind and 4.86 with the wind. He had a 36-inch vertical and a 9-5 broad jump, and his arms were measured at 33 1/8 inches. He’ll probably be a seventh-round pick or a priority free agent.

Daniel Cobb, LB: Cobb (5-11 1/2, 223 pounds) ran the 40 in 5.08 against the wind and 4.85 seconds with the wind. He had a 38-inch vertical and a 9-11 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.49 and the three-cone drill in 7.16 seconds. He has 32 1/8-inch arms and threw the bar up 19 times. Cobb is likely to be a free agent.

Jeremiah Attaochu to visit Lions, Chargers, Colts

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams were on hand for Georgia Tech’s pro day Friday, including Joe Cullen, the defensive line coach of the Buccaneers, as well as four linebacker coaches and a defensive backs coach. There were 12 players who worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Jeremiah Attaochu, DE: Attaochu (6-foot-3 3/8, 249 pounds) did not work out at the combine because of an injury. At his pro day, he ran the 40 in 4.57 and 4.62 seconds. He had a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-3 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.68 and the three-cone drill in 7.28. His arms measured 34 1/2 inches, and he did not perform the bench press. Attaochu, who has the most sacks in Georgia Tech history, will be visited by the Lions, Chargers and Colts next week in Atlanta, and he’ll also go up to Philadelphia to visit the Eagles.

Jemea Thomas, CB: Thomas (5-9 1/4, 191 pounds), who was at the combine, had ran the 40 in 4.58 and 4.52 seconds. He had a 36-inch vertical and a 10-2 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.25 and the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds. He had a very good workout.

Here are two more guys who worked out Friday and are likely to be free agents:

Lou Young, CB: Young (5-11 1/4, 209 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.47 and 4.48 seconds. He had a 36 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-9 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.32 and the three-cone drill in 7.11 seconds. He also had 11 reps in the bench press.

Brandon Watts, OLB: Watts (6-1 3/4, 225 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.41 and 4.45 seconds. He had a 37 1/2-inch vertical, a 10-2 broad jump, a 4.21 short shuttle and a 6.89 three-cone drill. He also had 16 reps in the bench press. Watts had a strong workout, showing that he’s a very good athlete who moves well.

Giants OL coach attends East Carolina pro day

New York Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty was present for East Carolina’s pro day Thursday, when 17 players worked out indoors on a Mondo track, which is considered to be a faster surface than FieldTurf.

Derrell Johnson, LB: Johnson (6-foot-1 1/2, 257 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash just once after pulling his calf muscle, and he posted a time of 4.61 seconds. He had a 32 1/2-inch vertical, 9-6 broad jump, 4.64 short shuttle and 7.27 three-cone drill. He also had 23 reps in the bench press. He had a good workout and will probably be a seventh-round pick or a priority free agent as an outside linebacker on a 3-4 defense.

Lance Ray, WR/KR: Ray (6-0 3/4, 208 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.58 and 4.49 seconds. He had a 36-inch vertical and a 10-5 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.53 seconds and threw the bar up 19 times. He’s likely to be a free agent.

Garrett Gilbert, two others shine at SMU pro day

The quarterbacks coaches for the Ravens, Eagles and Cowboys were among representatives from 22 NFL teams present at SMU’s pro day Friday morning. Most were here to see quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who stole the show with a sensational workout, which I covered more extensively here.

Gilbert was one of 12 players who worked out on FieldTurf outdoors, but there were two other players of note:

Kenneth Acker, CB: Acker (5-11 5/8, 190 pounds) worked out as a cornerback and looked pretty good. He showed he can backpedal well and has good break on the ball. He’s a good athlete. He ran the 40 in 4.50 and 4.53 seconds. He posted a 36-inch vertical and 9-9 broad jump. He had a 4.29 short shuttle and a 6.92 three-cone drill. He also threw the bar up 11 times. I think he’ll be a seventh-round pick or a priority free agent.

Ben Gottschalk, OT: Gottschalk (6-3 7/8, 299 pounds) ran the 40 in 5.25 and 5.28 seconds. He had a 29 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-foot broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.85 and the three-cone drill in 7.87 seconds. He also had 26 reps in the bench press. He did a good job working out today and will probably be a free agent.

Johnny Manziel, Mike Evans both put on a show

There isn’t much more that I can say about Johnny Manziel after his pro day Thursday, except that the workout left me even more convinced that he’s a very talented quarterback who has a chance to be a very good player in the NFL. The fact that he worked out in a helmet and pads was unusual because it’s much harder to do it that way; as far as difficulty, Manziel’s throwing session wasn’t on the same plane as the other quarterbacks. For him to take that risk, I thought, further showed what a great competitor he is and how much he wants to show that he can be the best.

Manziel threw several of his passes to Mike Evans, who made himself some money today. Evans looked sensational and is a lock to be a first-round pick. When I release my updated list of top 50 prospects, Evans will be my 11th-best player. He has very big hands and is tall with long arms and is going to be very hard to defend. He’s got build-up speed — by that, I mean he doesn’t start like a guy who has 4.3 speed, but once he gets up field about seven or eight yards he really gets going.

Any questions I had about Evans before the combine, he answered today. He caught the ball a lot better and is a lot more fluid than I thought he was. I was really impressed with him.

Before Manziel went out and did his thing, two other players worked out.

Nehemiah Hicks, TE: When Texas A&M had its pro day a month ago, Hicks was unable to work out, so he did that today. His height wasn’t measured, but he weighed in at 256 pounds. He ran 5.03 and 5.00 in the 40. He had a 29-inch vertical and an 8-foot-11 broad jump. He’ll probably be a free agent.

Tony Hurd, DB: Hurd weighed in at 178 pounds. He ran the 40 in 4.66 and 4.69 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical, a 9-2 broad jump, a 4.22 short shuttle, and a 6.82 three-cone drill. I think he has some skills as a defensive back, but he’ll be a free agent.

 

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