Representatives from 24 NFL teams — including Jacksonville Jaguars linebackers coach Robert Saleh — were present for Kentucky’s pro day on March 14, when 15 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Avery Williamson, LB (6-foot 3/4, 244 pounds) — Williamson stood on his times and jump distances from the NFL Scouting Combine. At Kentucky’s pro day, he did 15 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Williamson went through the position drills, and it doesn’t look like he can be an outside linebacker in the NFL. He is better suited to play inside linebacker in a 4-3 type of defense. He figures to be late-round draft pick, selected in the sixth or seventh rounds.
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Representatives from 28 NFL teams gathered at Kentucky’s pro day on March 28, where 15 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.
The most notable participant was Larry Warford, who has a chance to be the highest-drafted offensive lineman from Kentucky since Dermontti Dawson — a 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee — was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft.
By all accounts, Kentucky’s pro day was a big success. Despite the fact that scouts were not served lunch, rookie head coach Joker Phillips opened the doors for 10 teams to watch 13 players work out indoors on FieldTurf.
The Redskins made the only selection of the 2009 NFL Supplemental Draft, taking Kentucky DE Jeremy Jarmon with the 19th pick in the third round. The Redskins forfeit their third-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft for selecting Jarmon.