Representatives from 18 NFL teams were on hand to watch five players work out at Illinois’ pro day, which was held indoors on FieldTurf. Jonathan Brown, OLB (6-foot 5/8, 234 pounds) — Brown — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.87 and 4.85 seconds. He had a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.59 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.31 seconds. He also recorded 18 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Brown is a likely seventh-round draft choice or free-agent pickup following the 2014 NFL Draft. Ryan Lankford, WR (5-11 1/2, 163) — Langford ran the 40 in 4.39 and 4.41 […]
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Representatives from 27 NFL teams gathered at Illinois’ pro day, where 15 players worked out. One player in particular will have scouts scrambling to the video tape.
Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 | Gil Brandt Tags: Whitney Mercilus, 2012 pro days, A.J. Jenkins, Asa Jackson, Cal-Poly, Cincinnati Bengals, Hawaii, Illinois, Illinois pro day, Jeff Allen, Kansas City Chiefs, Tavon Wilson, Vaughn Meatoga
Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus answered the most pressing questions surrounding his draft stock during his Tuesday pro day and solidified as a sure-fire first-round selection.