Three NFL teams — the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles — sent linebackers coaches to North Alabama’s pro day on March 14, when 12 UNA players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf. The player those assistant coaches were on hand to see was linebacker (and special teams phenom) Tavarius Wilson. The 5-foot-11 1/8, 239-pound Wilson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.77 and 4.78 seconds. He had a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.10 seconds. He performed 26 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Wilson — the 2013 Division II Defensive Player of the Year — is a potential seventh-round […]
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NFL Network analyst and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin took up the cause of cornerback Janoris Jenkins as a high pick in Thursday night’s NFL draft.
For a shorter receiver like North Alabama’s Preston Parker, change of direction is crucial. Parker demonstrated impressive agility at the NFL Scouting Combine, and posted even better times during the school’s pro day.