The pro Days get under way Tomorrow March 1st:
March 1: Purdue, Texas-El Paso
March 4: Alabama-Birmingham, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Minnesota, North Dakota State, Troy
March 5: Auburn, Buffalo, Harding, Jackson State, Northwestern, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Tuskegee, Youngstown State
March 6: Alabama A&M, Duquesne, Eastern Washington, Kent State, Mississippi State, North Alabama, Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Texas Tech, Wisconsin
March 7: Arizona, Arkansas-Monticello, Clemson, Furman, Idaho, Illinois, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Syracuse, Washington State
March 8: Arizona State, Cornell, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Missouri State, Montana, Mount Union, Ohio State, Southern Mississippi, TCU, Texas A&M, Wofford
March 11: California (Pa.), Central Michigan, Penn State
March 12: Delaware State, Florida, Jacksonville State, Kansas State, Lehigh, Monmouth, Oklahoma State, Portland State, Towson, UCLA
March 13: Alabama, Central Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Colorado, Colorado State, Louisiana-Monroe, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Washington
March 14: Arkansas State, California, Fort Valley State, Georgia Tech, Grambling State, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Tulsa, UNLV, West Alabama, West Virginia, Wyoming
March 15: Arkansas, Georgia State, Kansas, Oregon State, San Jose State
March 18: Air Force, Albany State (Ga.), Howard, Idaho State, Indiana, Memphis, Montana State, Valdosta State, Villanova, Virginia Union, Wake Forest
March 19: Florida A&M, Florida State, Louisville, Richmond (with Liberty), Sam Houston State, San Diego State, Virginia
March 20: Ball State, Baylor, Central Florida, Connecticut, North Carolina State, Ohio, Sacramento State, Tennessee, Utah
March 21: Boise State, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia, Kentucky, Miami (Ohio), Old Dominion, Stanford, Stony Brook, Temple, William & Mary
March 22: Missouri Western, Tennessee State, Vanderbilt
March 25: Duke, Iowa, Middle Tennessee State, Stephen F. Austin
March 26: Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, North Carolina, North Carolina Central, Notre Dame, Texas
March 27: LSU, South Carolina, SMU, USC
March 28: BYU, Central Arkansas, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Louisiana-Lafayette, Yale
March 29: Southeast Missouri State
April 2: Columbia
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Pat White is making a comeback at the WVU pro day.I would hate to think this guy would have to walk around the rest of his life knowing Ike Taylor ended his career. Ike laid the wood to him and he never played again. For that reason alone I'm rooting for him!
A possible Marvel at Minnesota's pro day:
Northern Iowa wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield ran such a fast 40-yard dash time Monday at Minnesota's Pro Day that he was asked to run it again.
Sinkfield's second attempt was clocked at 4.19 seconds, .05 faster than [Chris Johnson]'s [NFL Scouting Combine] record of 4.24 seconds in 2008, [according to Fox Sports North]. Sinkfield ran a 4.27 in his first attempt. He stumbled in his third attempt yet still finished it in 4.41 seconds."I knew it was good when I finished," Sinkfield said of his 4.19. "I was pretty happy, so I came back. I thought I messed up when they said go again. I'm like, 'Dang, why do I have to run again?'"
The former track sprinter grew up in the Minneapolis area but wasn't heavily recruited by Division I programs. He led Northern Iowa with 43 catches for 499 yards and four touchdowns in his senior season.
Whether he ran a legitimate sub-4.2 40-yard dash is debatable. It's unquestionable that the unknown receiver turned heads in front of scouts, which is one of the reasons pro days exist.
NFL teams always have loved speed, and even without the 4.19, Sinkfield's blazing times are at an NFL level.
Watching the 6-foot-1 receiver's [highlights on YouTube], we expected to see a lot of go routes and Sinkfield just running away from defenders, but the senior displayed a lot more polish than just a track runner. He adjusts well to many of the underthrown passes, fights for the ball and displays elusiveness in the screen game.
The NFL wasteland is littered with fast athletes who couldn't find a role. Sinkfield's speed will earn attention, but he has to prove his other skills warrant him a chance to play at the pro level.
Troy State and West Alabama held a joint pro day on Monday, where some 30 players worked out for 16 NFL teams.
The highlight for Troy State was linebacker Kanorris Davis, who worked out as a linebacker and a safety, and figures to be a priority free agent.
Davis (5-foot-9 3/8, 211 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.60 and 4.65 seconds, had a 37-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-1 broad jump, did the three-cone drill in 7.07 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds, and did 21 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press.
For West Alabama, offensive lineman Kyle Wilborn was following up an excellent performance in January’s Raycom College Football All-Star Classic. Wilborn (6-foot-3 1/4, 296 pounds) ran the 40 in 5.36 and 5.17 seconds, had a 26 1/2-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-1 broad jump, and had 17 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press.
Linebacker Ridge Wilson (6-foot-3, 245 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.83 and 4.76 seconds, had a 31-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-2 broad jump, did the three-cone drill in 7.59 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.31 seconds, and did 25 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press.
The workout was held outdoors on field turf.
Alabama State held its pro day under the lights for what is believed to be the first time on Monday.
Massive offensive lineman Terren Jones stood out during the workout, held on field turf outdoors.
Jones (6-foot-7 5/8, 341 pounds) ran the 40 in 5.59 and 5.50 seconds, had a 24-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-7 broad jump, did the three-cone drill in 8.26 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.97 seconds. He did not lift, but his arms measured 36 inches.
[Terron Armstead]‘s impressive run-up to the [2013 NFL Draft] continued Monday at Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s pro day.
New San Diego Chargers offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris put Armstead through a workout that went on for about an hour. Armstead — who was among the top performers at his position in [the 40-yard dash], [vertical jump] and [broad jump] at the [NFL Scouting Combine] — only participated in the position drills at the pro day. Armstead looked outstanding in the workouts, and now has some private workouts scheduled, including one with the Dallas Cowboys. Armstead has a very good chance of being one of the top 60 players selected in the draft.
Representatives from 12 teams were at Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s pro day March 4.
Brandon Thurmond, LB (6-foot-1 1/8, 253 pounds) — Thurmond ran the 40 in 4.82 and 4.74 seconds, had a 32-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-11 broad jump, did the three-cone drill in 7.28 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.50 seconds. Thurmond also had 20 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Thurmond is a potential rookie free-agent pickup.
In all, 14 athletes worked out at Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The 40s were run at a high school field that had a FieldTurf surface.
Robert Marve‘s college football odyssey could still net an opportunity in the NFL.
Marve (6-foot-1 1/8, 211 pounds), one of the most-sought-after players coming out of high school, originally committed to Alabama but attended Miami (Fla.) instead. Later, Marve transferred from Miami to Purdue, where an injury-ravaged college career netted him a sixth year of eligibility in 2012. During the March 1 workout in West Lafayette, Ind., Marve displayed a great arm during position drills, a performance that could earn the quarterback a longer look from NFL teams as a potential rookie free-agent pickup.
Marve — who was not at the [NFL Scouting Combine] — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78 and 4.84 seconds, had a 9-foot-5 broad jump and 27 1/2-inch vertical jump, ran the short shuttle in 4.32 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.15 seconds. He also performed 22 strength lifts of 225 pounds (which would have been [the best among QBs at the combine]).
Purdue boasted two prospects who were invited to the combine. While defensive back [Josh Johnson] was able to go through drills in Indianapolis, defensive tackle [Kawann Short] [was sidelined due to a hamstring injury]. Short will work out on March 25, which is [a day before Notre Dame’s pro day].
Johnson (5-9, 199) ran the 40 in 4.58 and 4.55 seconds (Johnson had a time of 4.65 in the 40 at the combine), had a 36-inch vertical and a 9-11 broad jump. Johnson looked good in the positional workouts.
Akeem Shavers, RB (5-10, 198) was not invited to the combine and could experience a position switch if given a further look by NFL teams. Shavers ran the 40 in 4.50 and 4.55 seconds, had a 39-inch vertical and 10-6 broad jump, performed 19 lifts on the bench. It was Shavers’ three-cone time — 6.89 seconds — that would indicate he would have a chance to play defensive back (quickness to change direction). Some people at Purdue’s pro day worked Shavers out at defensive back.
There were 11 Purdue players (plus an additional two players from previous seasons) and one player from Indiana State working out. The workout was held indoors and executed on FieldTurf.
No players from Texas-El Paso were invited to the [NFL Scouting Combine], so potential pro prospects from the school got their opportunity to impress scouts at the school’s pro day.
Nine Miners players participated in the workout that was attended by six teams: Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans. The workout was held outdoors on grass in 68-degree temperatures with no wind factor.
The notable performance from the UTEP pro day was by offensive tackle James Nelson. Nelson (6-foot-6 3/8, 321 pounds) ran a 5.77-second 40-yard dash, had a 24 1/2-inch vertical and 6-foot-11 broad jump, 5.03-second short shuttle and 8.38-second three-cone drill. Nelson performed 18 strength lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Nelson’s 36 1/2-inch arm length is notably impressive (by comparison, [Luke Joeckel] — [a projected top pick] — has 34 1/4-inch arm span). That length makes the UTEP lineman a possible rookie free-agent pickup after the [2013 NFL Draft].
While the Tuskegee pro-day takes place later this afternoon, the teams star running back, Derrick Washington, actually participated in Troy State’s pro-day yesterday.
Washington timed in the 4.6’s after tipping the scale at 226-pounds. He posted marks of 31.5-inches in the vertical jump, 9′-3” in the broad and 19-reps on the bench. Washington will also participate in position drills during pro-day at Tuskegee today.
Many may remember Washington from his days at Missouri, when he looked like a promising NFL prospect. His college career was eventually derailed by a sexual assault allegation, which eventually sent him to jail for four month. He made a triumphant return to the field this season posting 1679-yards rushing with 14 touchdowns at Tuskegee.
Arkansas Pine Bluff
Fifteen teams were on hand for the pro-day event in Arkansas Pine Bluff, primarily to watch fast rising offensive lineman Terron Armstead, fresh off his outstanding combine performance. As one pro-day veteran explain, the school had never witnessed an NFL crowd such as the one today and did not know what to do will all the coaches.
Armstead was run through a battery of position drills and from all accounts, once again impressed the NFL people on hand. He did run the short shuttle and turned in a time of 4.63s, one-tenth faster than his combine mark. It was noted that the field Armstead ran/practiced on was in poor condition and rather slippery.
Most all teams now grade Armstead primarily as a left tackle and have pulled him off their guard board.
Thirteen teams on hand for the Alabama State pro-day where the weather conditions were cold and windy.
Defensive back Kejuan Riley timed poorly in the forty clocking between 4.68s and 4.72s. He later impressed during position drills showing a smooth backpedal, quick hip turn and solid ball skills.
Massive lineman Terren Jones measured 6-feet, 7-inches and 340-pounds, down from his playing weight of 357lbs. He timed 5.59s in the forty. Jones was unable to participate in the bench press due to a shoulder injury.
Measuring 6034/290lbs, the athletic blocker ran the forty in the upper 4.8’s and posted 21 reps on the bench. Those on hand told us Hubbard looked terrific in drills. He easily moved about the field and looked smooth and natural in all the exercises. Many in the scouting community feel Hubbard was a combine snub and the college tackle will get considerations in the late rounds by a zone blocking offense looking for a guard.
Inside linebacker Marvin Burdette ran faster than expected despite pulling a quad during his first forty. Burdette, who played in both the Raycom and Casino Del Sol All Star games, measured 5095/232 then posted a forty time of 4.72s before injuring his leg. He gutted out the drills as best he could before ending his day. Both the Steelers and Texans showed a lot of interest in Burdette, who projects as an inside backer/special teams player.
The other player the teams got to see was linebacker Larry Lumpkin.
Lumpkin, who made himself available for last July’s supplemental draft, was with the Indianapolis Colts this summer before reaching an injury settlement. Today the athletic defender showed he’s ready to play again.
Lumpkin measured 6000/251lbs, timed 4.65s in the forty and completed 30-reps on the bench.