Ten NFL teams were present at Jackson State’s pro day Thursday, when 13 players were measured and weighed but did not perform any drills. There was one notable name among the 13: Qua Cox, CB: Cox (5-9 5/8, 178 pounds) made the Senior Bowl roster, and on his pro day he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.64 and 4.65 seconds. He posted a 35-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.54 and the 3-cone drill in 7.43 seconds. Based on his measurables and from what was seen at the Senior Bowl, Cox looks like he’ll be a free agent.
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Representatives from all 32 teams were at Arizona State’s pro day Friday, including Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and much of the Arizona Cardinals staff. Twenty players from Arizona State and nine former players worked out outdoors at Sun Devils Stadium. Carl Bradford, OLB: Bradford (6-1 1/8, 251 pounds) reminds a lot of people of the Ravens’ Terrell Suggs; he’s not quite in Suggs’ class, but his mannerisms and the way he plays are similar. Bradford ran the 40 in 4.68 and 4.70 seconds. He had a 4.37 short shuttle and a 7.06 3-cone drill. His arms are a bit short, at 30 1/2 inches. He looked very good in his linebacker drills Friday and will probably be a second-day choice, […]
Almost every pro day report I’ve done so far has included a wide receiver, which just goes to show you how many possibilities there are at the position in this draft. Many of them are shorter than you’d like, but a lot of them have great speed. Abilene Christian’s pro day Friday, which was done outdoors on FieldTurf, had another such small-but-fast receiver in Taylor Gabriel. Gabriel (5-7 1/2, 167 pounds) ran the 40 twice , against a 20 mph wind and then with the wind. He ran a 4.53 against the wind and a 4.28 with the wind, so averaging the two times out you get about a 4.41. He also had a 40-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 5-inch […]
Jimmie Ward was the main attraction of Northern Illinois’ pro day Friday, which drew representatives from 30 NFL teams, including the defensive backs coaches of the Colts, Giants, Lions and Bears. Ward (5-10 3/4, 197 pounds), who plays safety, was among 11 players who worked out. He didn’t run at the combine, but he posted times of 4.47 and 4.48 in the 40 on Friday. He had a 38-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 5-inch broad jump, as well as a 4.24-second short shuttle and 6.89-second 3-cone drill. He’s going in for surgery on his foot this week and will not be able to do anything for about six weeks. Teams will keep a close eye on how he recovers, […]
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke were among those in attendance for Clemson’s pro day Thursday. All 32 NFL teams were on hand to watch 14 players work out indoors on FieldTurf. Here are some of the key workouts from day: Tajh Boyd, QB: Boyd (6-0 3/4, 221 pounds) kept all of his numbers from the combine. He’s fallen off a little bit in the last few months, but he had a very strong pro day, looking good moving around and completing the ball. I think he improved his draft position and has a good chance to be a second-day pick. Bashaud Breeland, CB: Breeland (5-11 3/8, 188 pounds) supposedly didn’t bring […]
Ohio State’s pro day Friday drew probably the largest group of NFL scouts and personnel since 2004. There were 31 teams there, and I’m willing to bet that the one team that was not spotted, the Redskins, probably had a guy there, too. There were general managers — Pittsburgh’s Kevin Colbert, Buffalo’s Doug Whaley and the Jets’ John Idzik among them — as well as head coaches, offensive coordinators and defensive coordinators. Rob Chudzinski, a former head coach who is now an assistant in Indianapolis, was there. Seven director of player personnels were there, including Duke Tobin of the Bengals and Rick Reiprish of the Saints. There must have been at least 50 coaches overall who were present for what […]
Twelve teams were present Tuesday at Alabama State’s pro day, where Isaiah Crowell was the top name among 11 players who worked out. The players performed their jumps and shuttle runs indoors, but the rest of the workouts took place outdoors, where it was rainy and cold. Crowell measured in at 5-10 3/8, which was quite a bit different from his 5-11 measurement at the combine. He was measured twice just to make sure it was correct. He stayed on his 40 time from the combine (4.57), but posted a 4.51 short shuttle and a 7.25 cone drill. I thought he had a good workout. He’s had some baggage from before his transfer from Georgia, but I think he’ll be […]
No one from Cincinnati was at the NFL Scouting Combine, but a few of the performances at the school’s pro day Thursday really stood out. The best performance of the day was by tight end Blake Annen (6-foot-4 1/8, 247 pounds), who posted two very good times in the 40: a 4.41 and a 4.42. He also had a 34-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.30 seconds and the 3-cone drill in 7.19, and he threw the bar up 25 times. He had a very strong workout, both running and catching the ball. Fifteen teams attended Cincinnati’s pro day, and 16 players worked out — 14 from Cincinnati and two from other […]
Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph was among those in attendance for TCU’s pro day Thursday, when a total of 21 teams were there to watch eight players work out indoors on FieldTurf. The guy they were all there to see was cornerback Jason Verrett (5-foot-9 5/8, 186 pounds), who worked out at the combine and also performed a few drills on his pro day, recording a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and throwing the bar up 19 times. Verrett is an excellent cover corner, and the only thing that might impede him from being an All-Pro is his lack of size. One suggestion I have — and this is just a suggestion — is that he might consider working out […]
There were representatives from 12 NFL teams at Northern Arizona’s pro day Wednesday to watch 13 players work out, and two of the players caught my eye. Zach Bauman, RB: Bauman measured 5-foot-7 1/4, 194 pounds, and recorded 40 times of 4.50 and 4.57. He had a 34-inch vertical jump, and a 9-foot broad jump. He also posted times of 4.12 in the short shuttle and 6.92 in the 3-cone drill, and threw the bar up 13 times in the bench press. Bauman was a very productive four-year starter at Northern Arizona who rushed for 1,182 yards and eight touchdowns last season. His only negative is that he’s not that tall, but I think he’s a very good player, and he […]
Idaho State held its pro day March 18 indoors on AstroTurf in front of representatives from eight NFL teams. One player stood out during workouts. Josh Hill, TE (6-5, 246 pounds) – He posted a time of 4.66 seconds in the 40-yard dash and a 4.19 short shuttle run. He had a 36 ½ vertical jump and a 10-foot-7 broad jump. He took part in positional workouts with Idaho State quarterback Kevin Yost throwing the ball to him.
Bowling Green held its pro day on Tuesday. Twenty NFL teams sent scouts to watch four players participate in drills indoors on AstroTurf. Chris Jones, DT (6-1 7/8, 301) — Jones clocked in a 5.10 and 5.13 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He also notched an 8-foot-9 broad jump and a 31-inch vertical jump. He did not do the bench or short-shuttle run.
Youngstown State held its pro day on March 5 indoors on FieldTurf. Twelve NFL teams sent representatives, which included the New York Giants’ offensive line coach, to watch five Penguins participate in the event.
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) -— 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.
Alabama A&M held its pro day on March 6, running workouts outdoors on FieldTurf. Four teams were present for 16 participants. Jamaal Johnson-Webb, OL (6-5, 310 pounds) — Johnson-Webb ran the 40-yard dash in 5.33 and 5.35 seconds. He had a 22-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-7 broad jump, a 4.70-second short shuttle and ran the three-cone drill in 7.903 seconds. He did 18 reps of 225 pounds. “He’s considered a project and could go in the seventh round or go undrafted,” NFL.com’s Gil Brandt said.