March 19, 2005
NLScouting.com News 3/18
BY: John Murphy
*Our staff is proud to announce the advancement of our relationship with the East-West Shrine Game, as John Murphy was officially named the game's new Director of Player Development this week. You can read more about it on the game's website www.http://shrinegame.com/pr_03_16_05.php. We are also very excited about recent conversations with Darry Alton, the CEO of the All-American Classic, as Darry has been working overtime, since late-January, and will have some most-interesting details about his 2006 contest coming in the next few weeks. Our staff has also been in contact with members of the HBCU All-Star Classic, Hula Bowl and East Coast Bowl about aiding in the process and transfer of information regarding their games to the NFL teams, player reps and media over the course of the next year.
*In just about two weeks of covering Pro Day events throughout the country, since the Combine, our staff has compiled over 250 results, nearly 180 in just the last four updates, not including the ones that appear in today's report.
*Due to the heavy volume of Pro Days to attend, scouts were not available on Thursday to attend the workouts scheduled for McNeese State or Tennessee-Chattanooga... two of the players that were anxious to perform were senior defensive tackle JOHN PAUL JONES (McNeese State) and wide receiver ALONZO NIX (UTC)... since both are returning to the New Orleans area to continue their training our staff plans to at least get updated 40-times from them over the weekend... two other players that fit into that category are senior offensive lineman CLAY MARTIN (Georgetown, KY) and senior linebacker JEREMY DAVIS (Stephen F. Austin), as they had have limited opportunities in terms of finding workouts that they can attend.
*UPDATE ON PREVIOUS RESULTS: Kansas State senior wide receiver ANTHONY MADISON... his actual vertical from his Pro Day was 42", while his broad jump was 10'11"... the initial results provided to us were 33" and 9'2" broad jump, which were incorrect.
*EXCLUSIVE UPDATES ON QUARTERBACK WORKOUTS:
CALIFORNIA (March 17th) junior quarterback AARON RODGERS threw passes two a pair of receivers and one tight end... scripted and led by his college head coach Jeff Tedford... threw all of the routes... did 3-5-7 step drops... rollouts and also threw several deep balls, as well... had only one mis-fired pass, as well as three drops... very crisply thrown ball... showed off his quick release... good mobility throughout his workout... his accuracy was solid and there was plenty of zip on his routes... "Of the two (Alex Smith) the one thing that stands out to me with him (Rodgers) would be his release", said one AFC quarterback coach... "From top to bottom that was a very strong workout... liked the velocity on his passes... very accurate and throws with good touch on his deep ball", explained one NFC evaluator... previously weighed in at 6022, 223 pounds at the Combine... has been timed between 4.71 and 4.78 in the 40... 34.5" vertical... 9'8" broad jump... 4.52 short shuttle... 7.38 three-cone... expects to take a few private visits between now and the draft.
UTAH (March 16th) junior ALEX SMITH, whose workout was reviewed in our previous edition, worked out for scouts/coaches on Wednesday... since scouts/coaches have been given a few days to review that information and the tapes of the event... we were able to receive a few additional thoughts on the workout... while they differ some from the first report we should also point out that we made mention of that fact upon first reporting his results... "This is why (I) like to evaluate the quarterbacks at the Combine... because we are in control of the workout, and it is not so scripted... here's what I mean... a lot of the deeper routes he threw... receivers were not going at full-speed... so he put a lot of air under the ball, throwing them high and the receivers came back to catch some of them... so of course you hear that he had only three hit the ground and one dropped... but in game situations if he throws the ball like that it will get intercepted or knocked down"... "His deep outs and some of the crossing patterns had good, but not great velocity on the throws... his release has a bit of a windup to it... nothing too bad... but slower than the other kid (Aaron Rodgers)... and he was slow, not mechanical, but slow on his seven step drops... keeps his left shoulder open so he can see the backside, but he does not get back to his point fast enough"... "You might need to get him more reps so that he will keep the ball high coming back from center... might tend to let it drop lower, which will elongate his release... like his intangibles... there's a good to very good NFL quarterback in there, but he's not a finished product in my opinion"... "Oh, one final note, while it has been widely circulated that he received a standing ovation after the workout, all of the people in attendance were already standing through the workout, but you know how people like to spin things".
PRO DAY RESULTS & UPDATES (Up to March 18th):
MICHIGAN (March 18th) senior wide receiver BRAYLON EDWARDS ran between 4.42 and 4.45 in the 40... 38" vertical... 4.02 short shuttle... 6.83 three-cone... weighed in at 6027, 210 pounds... caught all of the balls thrown his way... ran crisp routes and caught the ball with his hands... most felt he had posted the kind of workout necessary to give himself a shot to be taken in the Top-3 picks if not #1 overall... had lunch and spent part of the afternoon with Nick Saban and Rick Spielman of the Dolphins, earlier met with members of the 49ers and head coach Lovie Smith of the Bears... "(He) gave us what we came to see today... that was a very impressive workout... very good (numbers) on the 40... then went out and caught the ball with precision... (I) gotta think he's put himself right up there among the top guys", according to one NFL scouting director... senior defensive back MARLIN JACKSON ran between 4.43 and 4.49 in the 40... which was a big improvement from the 4.6 range times he posted at the Combine... weighed in at 6007, 194 pounds... also did very well in his positional drills... many felt he looked sharp in those drills at the Combine, as well... being evaluated at both cornerback and safety... junior safety ERNEST SHAZOR ran between 4.61 and 4.71 in the 40... his times varied among the watches... but he seemed to pull up on his second 40-time and opted not to continue with the rest of the drills... while he was obviously upset by his times... there were a number of scouts/teams more upset with his inability to put that behind him... a true medical examination and determination if he could have done the rest of his workout might be his only saving grace... senior offensive lineman DAVID BAAS did only positional drills, but looked very sharp and continues to be evaluated as both a center and guard.
VANDERBILT (March 18th) junior fullback MATTHEW TANT ran between 4.52 and 4.60 in the 40... 4.43 short shuttle... 7.10/7.20 three-cone... 33.5" vertical... 9'2" broad jump and also did 24 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5094, 231 pounds... showed very good hands during the positional drills portion of his workout, dropping only one pass... posted better 40-times than any of the pure fullback-types who ran at the Combine... ran the 40-yard dash on track, but ran the agility drills on grass... junior cornerback DOMINIQUE MORRIS (#10) ran between 4.48 and 4.55 in the 40... 4.09 short shuttle... 6.78 three-cone... 34" vertical... 9'10" broad jump and also did 16 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5111, 197 pounds... a very under-rated defender who surprised many by declaring early... but could not go much higher than most expect, especially to a team that uses more of a Cover-2 or zone scheme.
FURMAN (March 18th) senior wide receiver/return man ISAAC WEST ran between 4.45 and 4.47 in the 40... 4.16 short shuttle... 39" vertical... 10'3" broad jump... weighs 6001, 186 pounds... senior safety CAM NEWTON ran between 4.52 and 4.56 in the 40... 4.18 short shuttle... 38.5" vertical... 10'4" broad jump and also did 23 reps of 225 pounds... weighs 6011, 217 pounds... wide receiver/return man BRIAN BRATTON had 40" vertical... 4.06 short shuttle... 9'7" broad jump... weighs 5080, 187 pounds... more of a secondary league talent, but posted some very good numbers... senior offensive tackle BEN BAINBRIDGE did 20 reps of 225 pounds... weighs 6046, 304 pounds... a total of nine teams were in attendance for this workout.
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM (March 17th) senior wide receiver RODDY WHITE ran between 4.45 and 4.48 in the 40... some had him faster (4.41)... 4.01 short shuttle... 7.12 three-cone... 41" vertical... 10'6" broad jump... weighed in at 6013, 204 pounds... senior linebacker ZAC WOODFIN ran between 4.60 and 4.65 in the 40... 37" vertical... 9'1" broad jump and also did 27 reps of 225 pounds... 30 1/2" arms... 9 1/2" hands... weighed in at 6006, 239 pounds, which is nearly ten pounds heavier than he was during the season... senior defensive tackle SHAMAR ABRAMS ran between 5.56 and 5.60 in the 40... also did 25 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5112, 340 pounds... senior linebacker NIGEL ELDRIDGE ran between 5.00 and 5.08 in the 40... also did 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighs 6006, 234 pounds... senior cornerback BOBBY KEYS ran between 4.50 and 4.55 in the 40... 4.04 short shuttle... 6.90 three-cone... 39" vertical... weighed in at 5103, 171 pounds... JC All-American who played well at times the past two seasons... did the running portion of the workout at an indoor facility, which is about 20 minutes away from the school... at least 27 teams were in attendance with several receiver coaches and a few offensive coordinators in that group.
VIRGINIA TECH (March 17th) senior wide receiver/return man RICHARD JOHNSON ran between 4.42 and 4.45 in the 40... 4.02 short shuttle... 6.98 three-cone... 11.08 60-yard... 33" vertical... 9'10" broad jump... also did 17 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5092, 197 pounds... senior defensive lineman JIM DAVIS ran between 4.72 and 4.78 in the 40... weighed in at 6023, 270 pounds... a total of 22 teams were in attendance with Jimmy Raye of San Diego being a keen evaluator of the day's talent... our weekend report will have additional notes/results from this event.
ALBANY, NY (March 17th) senior linebacker/safety KURT CAMPBELL ran between 4.42 and 4.44 in the 40... 6.99 three-cone... 42.5" vertical... 10'2" broad jump... also did 19 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6020, 228 pounds... did both linebacker and defensive back drills... there have been less than 15 available prospects that have posted similar size/speed numbers over the past three drafts, and 14 of them are still on active rosters... also has a private workout with St. Louis already scheduled, but has seen additional interest from Baltimore, Carolina, Dallas, Detroit, Green Bay, Indianapolis and Miami leading up to his Pro Day events... plans to workout both on March 28th and April 8th... senior offensive lineman GEIR GUDMUNDSEN ran between 5.38 and 5.42 in the 40... 4.56 short shuttle... 7.47 three-cone... 31" vertical... 8'3" broad jump... weighed in at 6052, 301 pounds... will bench press on March 28th... played mostly tackle in college, but has been doing positional drills at guard, as well... has improved greatly over the past 4-6 weeks, while training with Billy Ard, a former starting offensive lineman with the NY Giants... better footwork than you would expect... has the frame to eventually carry 320 pounds... has gotten enough attention from OL coaches the past month to become a PFA by draft day... Buffalo, Dallas and NY Giants are among those that have had their offensive line coach evaluate him in person.
GEORGIA TECH (March 17th) senior offensive tackle KYLE WALLACE ran between 5.08 and 5.16 in the 40... 4.52 short shuttle... 7.81 three-cone... 32" vertical... 8'8" broad jump and also did 26 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6055, 305 pounds... posted impressive all-around results... better-than-advertised athlete... also showed good weight room strength... his conditioning and quickness have improved thanks to the time he has spent training at CES in Atlanta with Chip Smith... should move himself into the late rounds due to his size/upside/age (only 21)... senior safety JAMES BUTLER ran between 4.52 and 4.56 in the 40... some had him faster (4.49)... 4.08 short shuttle... 6.72 three-cone... 44" vertical... 10'8" broad jump... weighed in at 6014, 212 pounds... improved his results from the Combine across the board... especially his 40-times... has slipped some in the post-season, as he was average during the Senior Bowl practices... this workout could keep him from sliding past the third round... senior offensive guard LEON ROBINSON ran between 5.02 and 5.10 in the 40... some had him faster (4.99)... 4.92 short shuttle... 7.90 three-cone... 36" vertical... 9'5" broad jump... 36" vertical... weighed in at 6036, 317 pounds... has proven to be a better-than-advertised athlete in both his Combine and Pro Day workouts... still has durability/injury issues... senior wide receiver NATE CURRY ran between 4.50 and 4.55 in the 40... 4.22 short shuttle... 6.82 three-cone... 36" vertical... 9'5" broad jump... weighed in at 5097, 196 pounds... offensive lineman ANDY TIDWELL-NEAL ran between 5.41 and 5.48 in the 40... 4.71 short shuttle... 30" vertical... 8'4" broad jump and also did 21 reps of 225 pounds... being evaluated as more of a center, but can also play some guard.
TENNESSEE TECH (March 17th) senior offensive tackle FRANK OMIYALE did 22 reps of 225 pounds, but because he has been bothered recently by a case of broncitis he was unable to perform a full workout... he has another workout planned for March 30th, as he has already had four other private workouts... Green Bay, Indianapolis and Minnesota were on hand to meet/speak with him at this workout.
UCLA (March 17th) senior wide receiver TAB PERRY did not run the 40-yard dash, as he was happy with his times from the Combine... 4.22 short shuttle... 7.28 three-cone... 35" vertical... 10'0" broad jump... weighs 6025, 219 pounds... caught some extra passes and did a short extra workout with Cincinnati after his initial results...senior safety BEN EMANUEL II ran between 4.55 and 4.62 in the 40... 4.52 short shuttle... 7.48 three-cone... 36" vertical... 10'0" broad jump... weighed in at 6027, 209 pounds... senior fullback PAT NORTON ran between 4.78 and 4.82 in the 40... 4.52 short shuttle... 7.78 three-cone... 30.5" vertical... 8'0" broad jump and also did 20 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6006, 247 pounds... senior fullback MANUEL WHITE (knee) will not workout until Hawaii's Pro Day on March 24th... senior wide receiver CRAIG BRAGG (hamstring) will not workout until Hawaii's Pro Day on March 24th... senior punter CHRIS KLUWE did punting drills for coaches... St. Louis seemed to keep a close eye on that portion of the workout.
SHIPPENSBURG, PA (March 17th) senior defensive end RYAN HOFFMAN ran between 4.94 and 5.08 in the 40... 4.54/4.69 short shuttle... 7.65 three-cone... 28.5" vertical... 8'10" broad jump and also did 22 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6046, 271 pounds... his results came during a private workout with Philadelphia, as other teams could not attend on Thursday... he will have another workout next week, please contact his agent for more information.
MARS HILL, NC (March 17th) senior linebacker COLBY SIMMONS ran between 4.62 and 4.70 in the 40... 4.74 short shuttle... 37.5" vertical... 9'10" broad jump... weighed in at 6014, 220 pounds... senior defensive end LARRICK WOMACK will be working out at a Pro Day held in Mars Hill, as will Simmons, who posted these numbers as part of the workout held at Georgia Tech.
NORTH ALABAMA (March 17th) senior cornerback EVAN OGLESBY ran between 4.51 and 4.55 in the 40... 4.40 short shuttle... 7.21 three-cone... 37" vertical... 10'1" broad jump... weighed in at 5103, 185 pounds... proved to be a ballhawk at the Division II level... would have liked to see a little better times in the 40 and short shuttle... but he carries a good FA grade... these results came as part of the workout held at Georgia Tech.
SAMFORD (March 17th) senior wide receiver/return man EFREM HILL ran between 4.51 and 4.56 in the 40... 4.12 short shuttle... 6.98 three-cone... 35.5" vertical... 10'8" broad jump... weighed in at 6011, 178 pounds... improved in some areas from the Combine, as he worked out as part of the Pro Day held at UAB on Thursday.
UTAH (March 16th) senior safety/return man MORGAN SCALLEY ran between 4.50 and 4.52 in the 40... he ran before the workout for quarterback Alex Smith... senior wide receiver PARIS WARREN ran between 4.70 and 4.75 in the 40... junior wide receiver STEVE SAVOY ran between 4.65 and 4.68 in the 40... but oddly enough both wide receivers opted to run the 40-yard dash after doing a complete workout with quarterback Alex Smith, so their times came after working out for close to an hour first.
ALABAMA (March 16th) senior linebacker CORNELIUS WORTHAM ran between4.60 and 4.66 in the 40... weighed in at 6022, 232 pounds... actually ran the second time with a pulled hamstring that happened on his first run... will do positional drills on April 6th... senior defensive tackle ANTHONY BRYANT ran between 4.95 and 5.02 in the 40... also did positional drills... weighed in at 6027, 332 pounds... senior offensive guard EVAN MATHIS did only positional drills, as he was satisfied with his results from the Combine... there are plenty of teams that can now envision him being one of the top 2-3 OG's to come off the board, which has seen his grade move up towards the second round... senior offensive tackle WESLEY BRITT was still rehabbing from the leg injury he suffered at the Senior Bowl... has plans to do some portion of his workout for scouts/coaches on April 6th... will likely try to do positional drills and maybe the bench press at that time... senior defensive end TODD BATES ran between 5.12 and 5.20 in the 40... 4.45 short shuttle... 7.45 three-cone... 33" vertical... 9'3" broad jump and also did 20 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6036, 267 pounds.
ARKANSAS (March 16th) senior wide receiver/tight end MATT JONES did not run the 40-yard dash, as he was happy with his results from the Combine... 4.09 short shuttle... 6.62 three-cone... 11.03 60-yard... weighed in at 6061, 241 pounds... did a full positional workout at both receiver and tight end... caught the ball effectively... used his hands for the most part... Cincinnati, Detroit, Pittsburgh and San Francisco seem to have paid extra attention to him... senior defensive end/linebacker JEB HUCKEBA ran between 4.60 and 4.65 in the 40... some had him with slower times (4.68)... 4.12 short shuttle... 6.96 three-cone... 33.5" vertical... 10'0" broad jump and also did 18 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6044, 252 pounds... senior running back DECORI BIRMINGHAM ran between 4.52 and 4.58 in the 40... 4.14 short shuttle... 7.20 three-cone... 34.5" vertical... 9'9" broad jump... weighed in at 5101, 210 pounds... senior defensive tackle ARRION DIXON ran between 5.18 and 5.22 in the 40... 4.68 short shuttle... 7.71 three-cone... 29" vertical... 8'7" broad jump and also did 20 reps of 225 pounds... senior defensive lineman ELLIOTT HARRIS ran between 4.81 and 4.90 in the 40... was asked to switch shoes and than ran the slower time... 4.38 short shuttle... 7.62 three-cone... 35" vertical... 10'6" broad jump and did 26 reps of 225 pounds... there was between 18 to 20 team present for this workout.
SYRACUSE (March 16th) senior offensive tackle ADAM TERRY did positional drills for scouts/coaches, as he was satisfied with his Combine numbers... seemed to get close attention from both Houston and Jacksonville, as well as St. Louis, Seattle and Buffalo... senior fullback GREG HANOIAN (#35) ran between 4.70 and 4.78 in the 40... 32.5" vertical... 9'4" broad jump and also did 27 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6016, 260 pounds... gave himself a chance with these results to be seriously considered between a PFA and FA grade.
TENNESSEE (March 16th) senior linebacker KEVIN BURNETT ran between 4.55 and 4.61 in the 40... did 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6026, 230 pounds...also did positional drills, but opted to stay with the results he posted at the Combine in the other drills... senior running back CEDRIC HOUSTON ran between 4.58 and 4.64 in the 40... 4.50 short shuttle... 7.28 three-cone... 35" vertical... 10'0" broad jump... weighed in at 5104, 223 pounds... there is some concern over a hypothyroid condition that kept him from doing a full workout at the Combine... senior wide receiver TONY BROWN ran between 4.45 and 4.48 in the 40... 40" vertical and also did 16 reps of 225 pounds... weighs 6016, 199 pounds... also caught the ball pretty effectively... might have moved himself up to a PFA... Miami and Tennessee seemed to show good interest in him... senior offensive lineman MICHAEL MUNOZ will be working out for scouts/coaches on March 30th, as he continues to get back to full strength after having surgery on his right shoulder to repair his rotator cuff.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN (March 16th) senior safety/linebacker JAMES KING ran between 4.45 and 4.48 in the 40... which is much faster than the 4.70/4.75 estimated times from last spring... 3.98 short shuttle... 6.63 three-cone... 39.5" vertical... 9'10" broad jump... also did 18 reps of 225 pounds... weighs 6004, 215 pounds... has played both outside linebacker and safety during his career... but he has also been a standout special teams performer... more of a strong safety guy, as he does better closer to the LOS than if he has to play any kind of man coverage... senior inside linebacker ANTHONY TYUS ran between 4.71 and 4.75 in the 40... 4.20 short shuttle...11.52 60-yard... 38" vertical... 9'11" broad jump... also did 27 reps of 225 pounds... weighs 5106, 228 pounds.
FERRIS STATE, MI (March 16th) senior safety KEVIN MYERS ran between 4.62 and 4.65 in the 40... 35.5" vertical... 9''7" broad jump and also did 20 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5102, 205 pounds... was very impressive in his positional drills... two-time Division II All-American... also played at this year's Cactus Bowl... had 435 career tackles... more of a strong safety-type who can also move up to linebacker in nickel situations... liked him as a FA, but he posted solid workout numbers in front of a strong contingent of scouts/coaches, so he could now be a PFA, keep an eye on Seattle, who seemed to like him a lot coming off of this workout... his workout was performed at Saginaw Valley State's Pro Day... there were nearly 20 teams were in attendance for the event.
EASTERN MICHIGAN (March 15th) senior linebacker KEVIN HARRISON (#18) ran between 4.62 and 4.65 in the 40... 38" vertical... 9'7" broad jump and also did 24 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6011, 242 pounds... was more athletic than advertised in his drills... got good depth on his drops... showed steady hands and ball skills... good recognition and instincts... was kept afterwards to fillout additional paper work and help teams requesting additional game film on him... our staff reviewed Florida, Bowling Green and Northern Illinois... recorded 146 tackles, as a senior... excellent production on tape, but his improved workout numbers, as many had estimated him at 4.80 in the 40, could move him from PFA up to a draftable grade, possibly as high as 5th-6th round... senior cornerback CHRIS ROBERSON ran between 4.36 and 4.38 in the 40... 42" vertical... weighs 5102, 188 pounds... converted wide receiver that has interesting athletic ability and a lot of upside if his technique can improve... Philadelphia seemed to take a close look at him... there were at least 24 teams in attendance for his workout.
BOWLING GREEN (March 15th) senior wide receiver COLE MAGNER ran between 4.55 and 4.58 in the 40... 3.82/4.08 short shuttle... 6.42/6.49 three-cone... 10.95 60-yard... 31" vertical... 9'8" broad jump... weighed in at 6010, 195 pounds... when compared to the results of WR's at the Combine his three-cone times are amazing, as only Indiana's Courtney Roby was the closest at 6.61, plus no one over 190 pounds even broke below 6.9, and there were only seven total WR's at the Combine that broke 7.0... a total of 11 teams were represented at this workout.
BALL STATE (March 15th) junior wide receiver DANTE' RIDGEWAY ran between 4.58 and 4.62 in the 40... 4.26 short shuttle... 36" vertical... 9'10" broad jump and also did 15 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5107, 206 pounds... his times were slightly slower than what he ran at the Combine... did fairly well in the rest of his workout... senior safety JUSTIN BERIAULT and senior punter REGGIE HODGES, both did only positional drills, as they were both satisfied with their results from the Combine.
KANSAS STATE (March 15th) senior tight end BRIAN CASEY ran between 5.02 and 5.09 in the 40... 1.74/1.76 10-yard... 2.96 20-yard... 4.66/4.68 short shuttle... 7.41 three-cone... 31.5" vertical... 9'3.5" broad jump and also did 12 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6057, 253 pounds.
LOUISVILLE (March 10th) senior outside linebacker/defensive end MARCUS JONES ran between 4.79 and 4.83... 7.21 three-cone... weighs 6016, 237 pounds... the school has not setup a second Pro Day, so he is hoping to workout again for scouts before the draft... please contact his agent for more information.
KENTUCKY (March 9th) senior cornerback EARVEN FLOWERS ran between 4.52 and 4.59 in the 40... 35" vertical... 9'7" broad jump and also did 12 reps of 225 pounds... the school has not setup a second Pro Day, so he is hoping to workout again for scouts before the draft... please contact his agent for more information.
SHEPHERD, WV (March) senior safety RONALD FRAZIER (#4) ran between 4.56 and 4.59 in the 40... 35" vertical... 4.20 short shuttle... 7.02 three-cone... weighs 5112, 208 pounds... played some as an under-sized outside linebacker in college... but played this season at safety and worked out at that spot in the East Coast Bowl... where he also ran times of 4.59 to 4.61 in the 40... had 59 tackles, six tackles for loss, three interceptions, four pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two blocked kicks, as a senior.
PRO DAY SCHEDULE NEWS & NOTES:
MERCYHURST, PA (March 29th) seniors Jim Schuler (punter), Jeff Thiel (TE) and Terrance Patrick (DE) as well as Gannon Univeristy seniors Darmel Whitfield (QB/WR/DB) and Eugene Padgett (DB) will be working out for all available NFL scouts on March 29th, 2004 at 10AM at Mercyhurst's football practice facility in Erie, PA... please contact Jim Schuler's agent for more information.
CENTRAL FLORIDA senior running back ALEX HAYNES will be working out for scouts on March 23rd... he has been running between 4.47 and 4.49 in the 40... 4.0 short shuttle... 6.78 three-cone... 37" vertical and 9'8" broad jump, while training at Athletes Edge with Mike Gough, who also trained combine standout Scott Young of BYU... he has also been working on his hands and routes out of the backfield.
FLORIDA junior linebacker CHANNING CROWDER, junior running back CIATRICK FASON and senior cornerback REYNALDO HILL all met with members of the New England Patriots, including head coach Bill Belichick earlier this week, Tuesday.
GEORGIA junior linebacker ODELL THURMAN met with New England on Thursday.
LOUISVILLE junior running back ERIC SHELTON is schedule to meet with Dallas on March 22nd.
USC senior kicker RYAN KILLEEN will have private workouts with both Indianapolis and San Diego over the next few weeks.
UTAH senior offensive guard CHRIS KEMOEATU spoke to several teams earlier this week, Wednesday, including Detroit, as many teams are seeing him as a possible mid-to-late day one draft choice.
MCNEESE STATE senior kicker JOHN MARINO, who earned several post-season honors throughout his career, and senior offensive lineman CODY LEBLANC are two other prospects that were unable to perform for scouts on Thursday, since there was no one in attendance to record their workout numbers.
FERRIS STATE senior defensive tackle WHITNEY BELL will be working out at Michigan State's Pro Day on March 19th... he was a Division II All-American, as a senior... currently weighs 6020, 300 pounds, which is almost 20 pounds heavier than he was last spring... has been running 4.82 to 4.87 in the 40... 25-28 reps of 225 pounds... but his first 10-yards should be very impressive... has been squatting at the end of his workouts, doing over 600 pounds...
NORTHERN ILLINOIS senior wide receiver/return man DAN SHELDON (collarbone) and senior linebacker/defensive end TRAVIS MOORE (hamstring) will both be working out on April 13th, as they were unable to perform for scouts at the school's most recent workout, although Moore got injured during that workout, so he missed only certain drills.
OKLAHOMA junior safety BRODNEY POOL has received additional attention from Green Bay, Kansas City and Miami... seems to be a likely candidate to be drafted by one of those teams (or others) somewhere in round two.
UNLV senior offensive lineman JOSEPH CRUTCHFIELD has been training for his Pro Day at the end of this month... has shed over 20 pounds, since the Las Vegas All-American Classic, as he currently weighs 304 pounds with the hopes of being at 300 pounds for his workout... weighed in at 329 pounds at the LVAAC.
WESTERN KENTUCKY senior offensive lineman BUSTER ASHLEY did not workout at his Pro Day on March 16th, as the coaching staff informed them that he has decided to give up football and not pursue a pro career, as of today.
WISCONSIN-LACROSSE senior linebacker DUSTIN POWELL, who ran in the 4.4 range at his Pro Day last week, has received a lot of additional attention, as teams have been requesting additional game film, and at least three teams are trying to schedule private workouts for early April... senior running back/fullback MATT PAGEL is also getting a lot of additional calls, since the Pro Day, as he ran between 4.46 and 4.50 in the 40 at between 245-250 pounds... Seattle seemed to show more attention to him.
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