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Dakota Dozier’s draft stock continues to trend up

A total of 14 NFL teams — including offensive line coaches from the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles — were on hand for Furman’s pro day to watch five Paladins players work out on FieldTurf outdoors in the cold. The player of interest was offensive tackle Dakota Dozier, who was at the NFL Scouting Combine. He stood on his numbers from the event, which were really good. Dozier just did position drills at the pro day, and Dozier’s performance has him positioned to be a second-day pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Dozier’s draft stock has risen tremendously since early in the 2013 season and continued through a very good performance at the East-West Shrine Game.

Williams shows off catching ability at Furman pro day

Furman University held its pro day on March 7. Ten teams were present to watch four players work out. Paladin Stadium is undergoing renovation so players had to work out on an uneven soccer field. Participants ran the 40-yard dash once in both directions. Jerodis Williams, RB (5-10 3/8, 203 pounds) -β€” Williams was not at the NFL Scouting Combine but had a good pro day. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 and 4.56 seconds. He recorded a 39 1/2-inch vert, a 10-foot-1 broad jump, a 4.29-second short shuttle and a 6.90-second three-cone drill. “He caught the ball well, but he didn’t choose to do the bench because he had right shoulder surgery in 2012,” NFL.com’s Gil Brandt said.

Roundup of four small-school prospects

Four lesser-known prospects who could be late-round draft choices took part in workouts hoping to impress NFL teams.

Another future pro from the small-school ranks?

The Grand Valley State Pro Day was held on March 9, with nearby schools Michigan Tech, Hillsdale College and Ferris State also sending players to work out. Representatives from 17 NFL teams, including an assistant linebackers coach for the Cincinnati Bengals, were in attendance to watch five players work out indoors on FieldTurf. Gil Brandt also had reports from Stillman College and Furman.

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