Louisville WR Scott Long was worked out by Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O’Shea and is a good prospect.
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One factor that cannot always be ascertained by a prospect’s workout times or position drills is his frame. Certain players just have a build that has yet to mature. A guy that has yet to reach his physical peak can be enticing, because it means he has room to develop more body mass and strength.
Historically, players that run on FieldTurf post slightly faster times than those that work out on grass. Miami (Fla.) is the exception, however.
Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee (5-foot-11, 5/8, 191 pounds) is an explosive athlete, and his impressive workouts are catching the attention of teams. Ghee, who was a top performer for his potiion in the 40-yard dash, the broad jump, the three-cone drill, the short shuttle and the long shuttle, had another good performance at the Demon Deacons’ pro day.
While players from the service academies may not be able to start their NFL careers right away, they still often have quality prospects worth monitoring. Such is the case with Air Force this year.
While one UC Davis prospect was unable to take advantage of the spotlight provided by the school’s pro day due to injury, another stepped up in his place.
One of the tougher evaluations in the upcoming draft is Arizona’s Rob Gronkowski. The talented tight end is considered one of the best prospects in the draft at his position, but missed all of last season with a back injury, and was not ready to run drills at the NFL Scouting Combine. He was finally able to work out in front of scouts on Saturday, and his performance was eye-opening.
Get to know the name Duke Calhoun. The wide receiver from Memphis is generating a buzz. Former Cowboys quarterback Jerry Rhome called about a month ago to give me a heads up on Calhoun’s ability, and he worked out very well at Memphis’ pro day on Friday.
One indication of a prospects’ draft stature is how many position coaches come to watch him work out at his school’s pro day. Count Arizona State’s Travis Goethel (6-foot-2 1/2, 238) as a player on the rise.
A strong performance during Senior Bowl week and a solid NFL Scouting Combine effort helped Boise State CB Kyle Wilson enhance his draft status. He built on the momentum from those workouts with another exceptional outing at the Broncos’ pro day on Friday.
Eastern Michigan held its pro day workout on March 15 outdoors on FieldTurf. But Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, forcing 14 NFL hopefuls (10 current players, four graduates) to perform in temperatures hovering around 50 degrees with a 15 m.p.h wind.
Despite the cold temperature and poor field conditions on March 22 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s pro day, two players emerged from a field of 18 to catch the eyes of scouts from 14 teams.
UNLV WR Ryan Wolfe experienced a setback at the school’s pro day. Wolfe ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 seconds but pulled his left hamstring in the process. But not before he record a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump, 9-foot, 10-inch broad jump and 15 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds.
While running back Anthony Dixon worked out at the NFL Scouting Combine, he jumped at the opportunity to show his worth again, doing all that was required of him.