Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo drew most of the attention at Northwestern’s pro day, but I was also impressed by Northwestern receiver Rashad Lawrence‘s workout. Lawrence (6-0 7/8, 196 pounds), who did not participate at the combine, looked really good catching passes and was impressive in his drills. His times in the 40-yard dash were 4.50 and 4.53. He posted a vertical leap of 39 inches and a broad jump of 10 feet, 7 inches. He completed the short shuttle in 4.04 seconds and the 3-cone drill in 6.83. It was a strong workout, and I think he has a chance to be a sixth- or seventh-round pick in a draft that’s very deep on receivers. There were representatives from 29 […]
Representatives from 14 NFL teams — including the defensive backs coach from the Philadelphia Eagles — gathered at Liberty’s pro day to see 11 players work out. The timing was held indoors and took place on a track, which is a faster running surface than FieldTurf. The on-field workouts, however, were held outdoors since the school’s facility wasn’t big enough for field drills and it was very cold. The notable prospect to participate in the pro day was Walt Aikens, a cornerback who was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. Aikens (6-foot-0 5/8, 203 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 and 4.46 seconds. He did a 35-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-10 broad jump. He had a 4.28-second […]
Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo worked out at Northwestern’s pro day on Tuesday, and the NFL figures on hand for the workout show just how much interest the small-school quarterback has from teams. Prior to Garoppolo going through pro day drills, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien worked out the quarterback but did not stick around for the actual pro day workout. Also on hand were the quarterbacks coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans. Garoppolo completed 29 of 39 passes at the pro day, and executed the level of workout that was expected of him. However, he likely didn’t move the needle on his draft stock one way or the other.
Representatives from 23 NFL teams gathered Tuesday at Purdue’s pro day, which was held indoors on FieldTurf. One Boilermaker prospect participated at the NFL Scouting Combine — cornerback Ricardo Allen — but there are some others who could grab the attention of teams. Allen (5-foot-9 1/8, 186 pounds) was at the combine, but went through drills again at Purdue’s pro day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 and 4.46 seconds. He had a 37-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot broad jump. He ran the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.10 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 6.90 seconds. Allen — a 2013 second-team All-Big Ten pick by the media and an honorable mention selection by the coaches — put […]
Khalil Mack‘s emphatic march toward a top-10 selection in the 2014 NFL Draft continues to gain steam. At Buffalo’s pro day on Tuesday, the outside linebacker put forth a tremendous workout, which was held indoors at the Buffalo Bills’ facility. Representatives from 32 NFL teams attended the pro day, and Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine and Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie were among the notable attendees. Mack, who weighed in at 252 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds (he only ran the 40 once), which topped the 4.65 official time that he ran at the NFL Scouting Combine. He worked out both in space and with his hand in the ground, and blew people away with his […]
Posted: March 4th, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Houston Texans, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Anquan Boldin, Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, Hakeem Nicks, Garrett Graham, Victor Cruz
In today’s Three and Out: Victor Cruz is looking forward to working in a new offense; Anquan Boldin is excited about staying in the same offense.
Southern Arkansas hosted a pro day that was attended by prospects from six different schools and held at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. on Monday. A total of 22 players participated at the pro day, which was attended by representatives from five NFL teams. Keaton Stigger (5-foot-11 1/4, 227 pounds), a linebacker from Henderson State, ran a 4.65 40-yard dash. Stigger, a D2Football.com second-team All-American selection and a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, figures to be a priority free-agent possibility following the 2014 NFL Draft. Daniel Riley (6-2 7/8, 256), a defensive end from Harding, ran the 40 twice and did so in 4.7 seconds each time. Riley figures to be a priority free-agent possibility following the 2014 […]
There were 12 NFL teams represented at Duquesne’s pro day on March 3, which was indoors on a hard-surface track where five Duquesne players and 10 others players from area small colleges worked out in shorts. Dorian Bell, OLB (5-foot-11, 228 pounds) — Bell ran the 40-yard dash in 4.73 and 4.66 seconds. Duquesne didn’t have a place for prospects to do the shuttle runs or three-cone drill, so Bell will drive to Ohio State on Friday to perform those drills.
Scouts from five NFL teams, as well as a coach from one — Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell — watched 18 players work out at Ole Miss’ pro day Monday. The workouts took place indoors and on field turf. Donte Moncrief, who participated at the NFL Scouting combine, was among the 18 players who worked out, but three others looked like they were good enough to bring to camp as free agents. Donte Moncrief, WR: Moncrief was weighed and measured (6-foot-2 3/8, 219 pounds) and did position drills only. Scouts said that he looked very, very impressive. Jeff Scott, RB: Scott measured in at 5-6, 165 pounds, and posted times of 4.49 and 4.47 in the 40-yard dash. […]
Representatives from 20 NFL teams — including the entire coaching staff for the Minnesota Vikings — were on hand for Minnesota’s pro day on March 3 to see 25 players work out indoors on FieldTurf. Ra’Shede Hageman, DT (6-foot-6, 311 pounds) — stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine and only went through position drills. Brock Vereen, FS (6-0, 199) — Vereen was at the combine, stood on his numbers from that event and only did position drills at Minnesota’s pro day. Aaron Hill, LB (6-0 5/8, 231) — Hill ran the 40-yard dash in 4.64 and 4.69 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical jump and a 9-5 broad jump. He posted times of 4.30 seconds in the […]
Representatives from 30 NFL teams — including new Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien, as well as Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur — gathered at Pittsburgh’s pro day on March 3, where 10 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Fast-rising 2014 NFL Draft prospect Aaron Donald (6-foot-1, 287 pounds) stood on his impressive numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, where he ran a 4.68-second 40-yard dash, had 35 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, registered a 32-inch vertical jump and 116-inch broad jump, and drew rave reviews for his performance. Donald only went through field drills and looked very good, showing fluid movement and substantiating the performance he displayed at the combine. There were […]
Posted: March 3rd, 2014 | Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Blake Bortles, Danny Amendola, DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans, Julian Edelman, Mychal Rivera, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders
In today’s Three and Out: Blake Bortles to the Texans could be an intriguing fantasy fit; Danny Amendola might be looking for a new fit.
In today’s Three and Out: Three potential fantasy difference makers are all staying put. Their respective fantasy values, however, might not.
Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins won’t participate in Washington’s April 2 pro day workout due to pending surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot, according to FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt. Doctors at the NFL Scouting Combine discovered Seferian-Jenkins’ injury in Indianapolis last week, causing the former Huskies star to join a number of top tight ends who were unable to perform at their best at the event. Follow College Football 24/7 on Twitter @NFL_CFB.
Teddy Bridgewater might have breezed through the NFL Scouting Combine doing little more than interviewing with clubs and skipping more drills than he participated in, but that has only set up a more demanding pro day workout for him. Bridgewater is vying to be the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans, and former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage told College Football 24/7 that NFL clubs will be expecting him to make up for all his missed action when Louisville holds its pro day March 17. Follow College Football 24/7 on Twitter @NFL_CFB.