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March 21, 2005
NLScouting.com: Pro Day News, Notes and Results
BY: John Murphy

*In just about two weeks of covering Pro Day events throughout the country, since the Combine, our staff has compiled nearly 350 results, nearly 225 in just the last five updates, not including the ones that appear in today's report.

*If you would like to include any/all Pro Day results, updates or information, please send it to john@nlscouting.com or 504.415.9979 before 7pm eastern each day for inclusion in the next day's report.

BREAKING NEW UPDATE:

The X-rays on the wrist of Michigan senior defensive back MARLIN JACKSON came back negative on Saturday morning, so he has been diagnosed with a sprained wrist... he will be in a splint for 1 to 2 weeks... he slipped during one of the drills during his Pro Day on Friday, but finished his whole workout... it began to swell up afterwards, so the X-rays were taken for precautionary reasons... "(I am feeling great this morning... glad things did not turn out worse, especially after running so well yesterday... (I) think I showed scouts that I could run with any of the other corners... some guys said they had me as fast as Braylon (Edwards) on one of my 40-times... now I just have to wait to see what happens with the draft", explained Jackson on Saturday... while he is being evaluated at both cornerback and safety by some teams... it is expected for him to be taken within the first two rounds by a team that is looking for a highly experienced, productive defender that has the ability to step right in and contribute as a rookie. PRO DAY RESULTS (Up to March 19th):

SAN DIEGO STATE (March 19th) junior linebacker MATT MCCOY ran between 4.55 and 4.60 in the 40... some had him faster (4.52)... 4.20 short shuttle... 7.03 three-cone... 11.70 60-yard... 33.5" vertical... 9'7" broad jump and also did 19 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5116, 234 pounds... looked very athletic during the positional drills portion of the workout... his shuttle drills, like the rest of the players were done outside on wet/damp grass, as he has routinely hit near 4.00 in the short shuttle and 6.80 three-cone times... had also done 36" vertical, while training... spent 45 minutes interviewing with all/most of the 30 teams in attendance... if you let your WLB roam free and make plays there is not a better seek-and-destroy type linebacker available after Derrick Johnson (Texas)... he needs to make better use of his hands and get stronger at the POA... but he is likely to be the highest player drafted that was not invited to the Combine... senior safety JOSHUA DEAN ran between 4.62 and 4.68 in the 40... 3.98 short shuttle... 6.90 three-cone... 11.41 60-yard... 39.5" vertical... 10'0" broad jump and also did 16 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5117, 213 pounds... displayed better quickness and athleticism than advertised in his drills... if healthy, he has shown both FS and SS skills on his game films... also plays faster than he times in the 40... should also show up well on special teams... Atlanta and Miami paid close attention to his workout... senior linebacker KIRK MORRISON ran between 4.72 and 4.78 in the 40... 4.28 short shuttle... 7.12 three-cone... 11.82 60-yard... 33" vertical... 9'6" broad jump... weighed in at 6010, 234 pounds... senior safety MARVIEL UNDERWOOD ran between 4.42 and 4.45 in the 40... 4.33 short shuttle... 7.08 three-cone... 38" vertical... 10'0" broad jump... weighed in at 5102, 197 pounds... senior offensive tackle MIKE KRACALIK ran between 5.23 and 5.38 in the 40... 4.64 short shuttle... 7.68 three-cone... 29.5" vertical... also did 20 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6080, 339 pounds... massive right tackle who has over a 70" wingspan... better-athlete-than-advertised... needs to work on his upper body strength... not a great finisher on tape... his workout could earn him a late-round grade if not he's a PFA with upside... senior wide receiver DEVIN PITTS ran between 4.56 and 4.61 in the 40... 4.22 short shuttle... 6.86 three-cone... 11.63 60-yard... 34" vertical... 9'10" broad jump... weighed in at 6024, 206 pounds... standout JC receiver who was more of a possession-type receiver the past two years... senior linebacker HEATH FARWELL ran between 4.54 and 4.61 in the 40... 4.43 short shuttle... 7.00 three-cone... 11.49 60-yard... 36" vertical... 9'9" broad jump... weighed in at 6001, 224 pounds... role player who split time, as they had a good deal of OLB depth... has special teams upside... if not he will find a nice home in the CFL.

NICHOLLS STATE (March 19th) senior running back COLT COLLETTI ran between 4.46 and 4.48 in the 40... 6.90 three-cone... 39.5" vertical... also did 33 reps of 225 pounds, which is the most recorded/reported by any running back to date... weighs in at 5092, 215 pounds... three teams were in attendance for his workout: Dallas, Green Bay and New Orleans.

SACRAMENTO STATE (March 18th) senior wide receiver/return man FRED AMEY ran between 4.48 and 4.55 in the 40... some had him with slower times... 4.12 short shuttle... 6.72 three-cone... 36" vertical... 9'2" broad jump and also did 20 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5101, 197 pounds... was a little taller than advertised, but also has cut his 40-times down from the 4.6 range... caught the ball very well at the East-West Shrine Game practices... very tough for his size... kid also has great intangibles and character... will also have to provide a spark on special teams... has a real chance to leap frog a number of highly-profiled receivers and come off the board in the late rounds.

MICHIGAN (March 18th) senior running back DAVID UNDERWOOD ran between 4.49 and 4.57 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.45... 31.5" vertical... 23 reps of 225 pounds... 4.28/4.40 short shuttle... 7.31 three-cone... 9'6" broad jump... weighed in at 5112, 227 pounds... senior offensive lineman DAVID BAAS was satisfied with his results from the Combine, so he only did positional drills... weighed in at 6044, 316 pounds... being equally evaluated at both center and guard... has shown better movement skills at both the Combine and Pro Day than he did during the practices at the Senior Bowl... junior safety ERNEST SHAZOR, who we reported on in Friday's update... also recorded 30" vertical... 10'1" broad jump and 19 reps of 225 pounds... he will try to run the 40-yard dash and agility drills again sometime before the draft if his hamstring allows it.

VANDERBILT (March 18th) senior wide receiver BRANDON SMITH, who had been timed between 4.36 and 4.42 in the 40 at Tulane's Pro Day... came back to run between 4.38 and 4.45 in the 40... also caught passes, showing very good hands and impressing scouts once again with his speed and routes... proving to be a Pro Day surprise, as teams went in to view several other well-known prospects and came out giving this kid a solid free agent grade... senior defensive tackle MATT CLAY ran between 4.97 and 5.02 in the 40... 33 reps of 225 pounds... 27" vertical... 7'10" broad jump... weighed in at 6000, 312 pounds... showed good balance and agility during his positional drills... shows up well on game film too.

TENNESSEE STATE (March 18th) senior running back CHARLES ANTHONY ran between 4.60 and 4.66 in the 40... some had him with slower times... 4.48 short shuttle... 7.52 three-cone... 35.5" vertical... 9'4" broad jump and also did 18 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5104, 202 pounds... has gained ten pounds, since the start of his senior campaign... has usually timed in the late 4.6-to-early 4.7 range... and these faster times came on a outdoor rubber track, which are ideal conditions to run... has some potential as a north-south change of pace guy for a team that uses more of a speed-back as their #1... average hands out of the backfield and not great potential for special teams... the fact that he was able to dominate at times the past few years against his level of competition helps increase his final grade.

NORTHWESTERN STATE, LA (March 18th) junior running back DERRICK JOHNESE ran between 4.42 and 4.48 in the 40... some had his times faster/slower depending on the 1st or 2nd 40-time... 4.20 short shuttle... 7.08 three-cone... 36.5" vertical... 9'10" broad jump and also did 14 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5087, 208 pounds... was shorter than expected... very quick, plus he showed the straight-line speed to be considered as an all-purpose back... likely to get tried on special teams, as a kick returner... but he will have to show good hands in camp to make a team... senior safety/linebacker JAMALL JOHNSON ran between 4.48 and 4.56 in the 40... 4.28 short shuttle... 7.39 three-cone... 39.5" vertical... 10'2" broad jump and also did 15 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5117, 208 pounds... played outside linebacker in college, posting impressive stats when you consider they rotated him at times... showed the kind of all-around athleticism necessary to make the transition back to safety... will have to be a special teams demon early... senior fullback ISSA BANNA ran between 4.92 and 5.00 in the 40... 4.33 short shuttle... 7.35 three-cone... 34.5" vertical... 8'9" broad jump and also did 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5107, 234 pounds... has improved his straight-line speed some since last spring... but is a better athlete than his (lack of ) straight-line speed would indicate... won't be offered much of a chance to see the ball at the professional level... has some ability as a lead blocker... several other senior prospects worked out, but their results were not immediately made available.

COLORADO (March 18th) senior running back BOBBY PURIFY ran between 4.66 and 4.72 in the 40... 35.5" vertical... 10'0" broad jump and also did 18 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6002, 212 pounds... durability and consistency were the two big questions about his game, but his average 40-times bring into question whether his game can transfer to the pro level... senior offensive lineman SAM WILDER ran between 5.25 and 5.31 in the 40... 25 reps of 225 pounds... 27" vertical... weighed in at 6047, 303 pounds... former defensive lineman, played mostly tackle in college... has also bulked up nearly 20 pounds in the past two years... work-in-progress type guy... technique still needs work, over-extends too often against quicker pass rushers... decent athlete with some small area quickness... senior defensive tackle MATTHEW MCCHESNEY ran between 5.00 and 5.08 in the 40... 4.62 short shuttle... 7.60 three-cone... 27.5" vertical... 8'7" broad jump and also did 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6037, 307 pounds... has gained some good weight (over 10 pounds), since last spring... previously had timed in the 4.9 range at about 295 pounds... better athlete than performer to date on the field... but has some upside if you can get his instincts to match those physical tools... fits more for a one-gap scheme... senior defensive tackle BRANDON DABDOUB ran between 5.12 and 5.18 in the 40... 4.72 short shuttle... 7.88 three-cone... 29.5" vertical... 8'9" broad jump and also did 24 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6003, 283 pounds... under-sized nose tackle... might want to bulk back up to over 290 pounds... strong for his size... good technician who is a classic over-achiever type... results for senior offensive lineman DEREK STEMRICH (#52) were not immediately made available.

ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM (March 17th) senior wide receiver RODDY WHITE, who we had a full report on in our last edition, also did 18 reps of 225 pounds at his workout last Thursday.

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES (March 17th) senior safety DANIEL LEGER (#27) ran between 4.48 and 4.55 in the 40... 4.42/4.50 short shuttle... 7.38 three-cone... 36.5" vertical... 10'1" broad jump and also did 13 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5116, 212 pounds... strong safety that was always around the ball; created seven turnovers to go along with 124 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and even had nine sacks... showed far better speed/athleticism than expected... his toughness/aggressiveness on film to go along with that production on film... he probably raised his PFA status... senior quarterback CHAD FRIEHAUF ran between 4.90 and 4.98 in the 40... 4.38 short shuttle... 7.26 three-cone... 34" vertical... 10'1" broad jump... weighed in at 6062, 211 pounds... pretty good athlete for his size... needs to mature physically; has the body-type to fillout to 225-230 pounds... would obviously be stronger and likely have more zip on his passes... played in both the Cactus Bowl and Las Vegas All-American Classic... had a solid team around him; check out senior-to-be wide receiver Justin Gallas (#8).

OHIO (March 16th) senior quarterback RYAN HAWK (#12) ran between 4.52 and 4.58 in the 40... some had him at between 4.57/4.62... 4.02 short shuttle... 32" vertical... also did 18 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6011, 206 pounds... benefitted when the team switched to a pro-style attack from the old triple option... better-than-advertised arm strength... sturdy built kid that can gain yardage, as a runner... intelligent, makes good reads/decisions... has been his team's captain at every level of football... still had room to improve/develop... also known, as a gym rat, so he could bulkup over time to 215-pound range... would have earned more visibility if they had played a pro-style offense his entire career... Miami and Philadelphia seemed to pay close attention to his workout... senior defensive back CHIP COX (#11) ran between 4.39 and 4.42 in the 40... 3.90 short shuttle... 6.90 three-cone... 44" vertical... 10'4" broad jump... weighed in at 5096, 196 pounds... played both cornerback and strong safety in college... has posted one of the top Pro Day short shuttle and vertical jump numbers... worked out at both his own Pro Day and the one at Ohio State.

NOTRE DAME (March 16th) senior linebacker MIKE GOOLSBY ran between 4.82 and 4.88 in the 40... 4.32 short shuttle... 7.38 three-cone... 33" vertical... 9'11" broad jump and also did 19 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6027, 244 pounds... more of a two-down guy, plus he has some durability issues (shoulder/collarbone)... senior defensive back DWIGHT ELLICK ran between 4.36 and 4.42 in the 40... 4.11 short shuttle... 6.92 three-cone... 36" vertical... 10'2" broad jump and also did 17 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5103, 182 pounds... started most of the past two seasons at right corner, but failed to show the timed speed he ran at the Pro Day on a consistent basis... has good toughness for his size... more of a nickel/dime type guy if he can improve his technique... senior linebacker DEREK CURRY ran between 4.81 and 4.85 in the 40... 4.50 short shuttle... 7.08 three-cone... 37" vertical... 9'8" broad jump and also did 15 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6016, 239 pounds... probably more of a late round to PFA type... but in a draft that lacks quality depth in terms of SLB's... he has a good chance to stick on a roster... better on tape than as a workout guy... senior defensive tackle GREG PAULY is not likely to workout for scouts/coaches before the draft, as he suffered a broken right ankle in late February, so it is likely that he will be signed as a free agent after the draft... several other senior prospects worked out, but their results were not immediately made available.

TENNESSEE (March 16th) senior quarterback/defensive back C.J. LEAK ran between 4.60 and 4.66 in the 40... 4.40 short shuttle... 7.22 three-cone... 35.5" vertical... 9'7" broad jump and also did 17 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6022, 222 pounds... former standout HS quarterback recruit... was worked out at his Pro Day, as a safety... senior fullback/running back JABARI DAVIS pulled up on his first 40-time, as he suffered a right hamstring injury... most say he likely would have crossed the line in the mid-4.6 range... did 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5105, 243 pounds... senior offensive lineman/tight end VICTOR MCCLURE ran between 5.68 and 5.75 in the 40... 4.92 short shuttle... 8.45 three-cone... 26" vertical... 7'7" broad jump... weighed in at 6036, 360 pounds... played mostly tight end in college... but would need to shed 20-30 pounds to even warrant a FA look as an offensive lineman... senior offensive lineman JASON RESPERT ran between 5.28 and 5.35 in the 40... 4.68 short shuttle... 7.78 three-cone... 31.5" vertical... 8'2" broad jump and also did 33 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6025, 307 pounds... has played across the line in college... some early durability issues... more of an interior lineman for the NFL with center potentially being his best pro position... since he is smart, strong base, but limited overall athleticism... senior running back/return man DERRICK TINSLEY ran between 4.50 and 4.55 in the 40... which was much slower than anticipated... 4.20 short shuttle... 7.02 three-cone.... 33" vertical... 10'0" broad jump and also did 13 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5111, 193 pounds... more of an all-purpose type guy... has very good hands and runs good enough routes to have played WR, as well as RB in college... should have posted better results at his Pro Day, as he has been timed at or below 4.4 in the past... senior return man COREY LARKINS ran between 4.52 and 4.55 in the 40... 35" vertical... 17 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5071, 200 pounds... played some at running back and defensive back in college... more of a FA type that would have to impress on special teams to get more of a look than that.

KANSAS (March 16th) senior center JOE VAUGHN ran between 5.38 and 5.42 in the 40... 4.78 short shuttle... 7.97 three-cone... 25.5" vertical... 8'1" broad jump and also did 19 reps of 225 pounds; was docked two reps for not locking out... weighed in at 5117, 288 pounds... had tweaked his hamstring, while training, but did a full workout anyway... upon first glance at these results you would not take a second look... but at the pivot spot he offers very good leadership and intangibles... shows some small area quickness on film... had a number of very good efforts versus some top-notch DT's... stronger on the field than in the weight room... shows a strong base, uses his lack of height as a leverage advantage... could play with more power in terms of his initial punch... but I like him to give some veteran a run for their money in camp... senior wide receiver BRANDON RIDEAU ran between 4.50 and 4.55 in the 40... some had him with faster times... 4.28 short shuttle... 7.01 three-cone... 35" vertical... 10'7" broad jump and also did 13 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6034, 200 pounds... has started to fillout some, as he was about 185 pounds last spring... this was a kid that should have had a breakout senior campaign... has good tools, although he needs to be pushed at times... upside is there... faster than Ernest Wilford (Jaguars), but could contribute in similar fashion as a late round pick... senior cornerback SHELTON SIMMONS ran between 4.43 and 4.45 in the 40... 4.18 short shuttle... 7.26 three-cone... 33" vertical... 9'10" broad jump and also did 9 reps of 225 pounds... senior defensive end/linebacker DAVID MCMILLAN did only drills.

DELAWARE (March 15th) senior linebacker MONDOE DAVIS ran between 4.53 and 4.55 in the 40... 4.12 short shuttle... 7.08 three-cone... 40" vertical... 9'10" broad jump and also did 29 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6004, 232 pounds... these results came as part of Temple's Pro Day... he had posted similar numbers, including 32 reps of 225 pounds at his own Pro Day on March 8th... has shown impressive athleticism, quickness and hands... while also demonstrating better fluidness in his hip movement and coverage skills than some more highly-profiled LB's... has above-average intangibles; smarts, leadership skills and high motor on the field... has some versatility, as he might be able to play inside, as well... Green Bay, Philadelphia among others have shown him more attention.

KENT STATE (March 15th) senior running back DAVID ALSTON ran between 4.43 and 4.48 in the 40... 3.98 short shuttle... 6.84 three-cone... 41.5" vertical... 10'8" broad jump and also did 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5090, 210 pounds... posted these results, as part of Temple's Pro Day on March 15th... also worked out at Penn's Pro Day on March 3rd... 43.5" vertical... 11'1" broad jump and 24 reps of 225 pounds... scouts deferred on the 40-times and agility drills, as the surface was terrible... he will workout out again at his own school on March 30th... all-purpose back with the potential to contribute on both returns and as a change-of-pace back.

TEMPLE (March 15th) junior quarterback WALTER WASHINGTON ran between 4.90 and 5.02 in the 40... 4.72 short shuttle... 7.32 three-cone... 31" vertical... 8'7" broad jump and also did 12 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5116, 240 pounds... what should have been his chance to impress scouts/coaches turned out to be one of the more disappointing workouts done to date... had timed 4.5 range in the past... was not athletic in his drills... shorter than adverstised... then had an equally inconsistent positional/passing workout... not sure where he goes from here, as some teams also had thought about a position change... this likely will lead to more of an early CFL career, but it's a shame cause he did some good things on his tapes... senior linebacker TROY BENNETT ran between 4.72 and 4.80 in the 40... 4.68 short shuttle... 7.29 three-cone... 30" vertical... 8'8" broad jump and also did 23 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6002, 237 pounds... needs to get back up to the 245-pound range... has played both inside and strong-side... has a shot as a reserve and special teams performer... junior linebacker RIAN WALLACE, junior defensive tackle A.J. LINDSAY and senior defensive tackle ANTWON BURTON also worked out, but their results were not immediately made available... one side note is that most of the players said that the combination of weather conditions (very windy) and a slow Field Turf surface led to the times much slower than they had run in the past, but even with a 0.1 or 0.2 improvement, all of the prospects that ran came up short of legitimate pro results.

GRAMBLING STATE (March 11th) senior outside linebacker/defensive end KENNETH PETTWAY ran between 4.62 and 4.70 in the 40... some had him with slower times... 35.5" vertical... 9'6" broad jump... weighed in at 6032, 234 pounds... has shed some of his extra pounds, since the end of the season... has played as high as 255 pounds in the past... best served as a 3-4 OLB... shows some good natural pass rush skills... posted these numbers, as part of Louisiana Tech's Pro Day.

LOUISIANA TECH (March 11th) senior wide receiver TRAMISSIAN DAVIS ran between 4.48 and 4.52 in the 40... 4.26 short shuttle... 6.98 three-cone... 38.5" vertical... 9'11" broad jump and also did 16 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5112, 186 pounds... under-rated kid that should find a home with a team that likes to use multiple receiver/spread offensive sets often, as a late-round or PFA... senior defensive tackle CHRIS VAN HOY ran between 5.30 and 5.38 in the 40... 4.82 short shuttle... 8.05 three-cone... 31" vertical... 8'3" broad jump and also did 30 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6035, 307 pounds... played DT and NT in college... if his lack of footspeed keeps him from adjusting to the pro game speed than I might flip him over, as an offensive guard based on his upper body strength and body type; could easily bulk up to 320-325 pounds.

TROY STATE (March 10th) senior running back DEWITT BETTERSON ran between 4.60 and 4.66 in the 40... 4.22 short shuttle... 7.38 three-cone... 37.5" vertical... 10'1" broad jump and also did 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5116, 220 pounds... his 40-times are improved from the 4.70/4.75 estimates from last spring... has solid performances in the post-season... could develop into a solid #2 type back over time... north-south runner with little wiggle but the ability to gain yards after the contact... prior back injury has caused some concern... senior defensive tackle ALFRED MALONE ran between 5.12 and 5.20 in the 40... 4.62 short shuttle... 7.42 three-cone... 35" vertical... 9'2" broad jump and 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6037, 298 pounds... this is a good all-around workout for a 300-pound interior defender... there are some teams that really like this guy's upside... while others give him just a PFA or FA grade... did not do as much on film as these numbers would indicate... senior offensive tackle HENRY TELLIS ran between 5.10 and 5.18 in the 40... 4.88 short shuttle... 7.90 three-cone... 26.5" vertical... 7'10" broad jump and also did 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6052, 308 pounds... ran much better than in the past (5.40 range)... may not have the ideal footwork/athleticism to stay at left tackle... but he has playing experience on that side, and long wingspan (70"), so he could a surprise PFA... senior offensive guard JUNIOR LOUISSANT ran between 5.08 and 5.18 in the 40... 4.88 short shuttle... 7.81 three-cone... 29.5" vertical... 8'7" broad jump and also did 24 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6013, 281 pounds... played OG in college, but a few teams are planning to do private workouts with him as a fullback, which they figure he can run 4.8's if he dropped down to the 260-pound range.

LOUISVILLE (March 10th) senior defensive lineman BOBBY LEFFEW (#48) ran between 4.82 and 4.85 in the 40.. weighed in at 6040, 295 pounds... capable of being a 4-3 DT or 3-4 DE... tweaked his hamstring, so he will be working out again on March 25th... senior cornerback ANTOINE HARRIS (#25) ran between 4.47 and 4.49 in the 40... 4.01 short shuttle... 6.90 three-cone... 36" vertical... 10'0" broad jump... weighed in at 5100, 194 pounds... senior quarterback STEFAN LEFORS has had private workouts with Miami and Seattle... also drew a lot of interest from Washington at his Pro Day.

MEMPHIS (March) senior fullback ROBERT DOUGLAS (#34) ran between 4.70 and 4.74 in the 40 at a private workout for the NY Jets last week... weighs 6024, 242 pounds... he will workout at Memphis' Pro Day on March 24th... and then have a private workout with Philadelphia on March 31st... played only one season at fullback... but has some upside, as a lead blocker and also has better-than-advertised hands, as a receiver... check out games against Cincinnati, Louisville... recruited as a RB/LB out of high school... played SLB before moving to fullback during his junior campaign... has also been a standout on special teams throughout his football career; once blocked six kicks in one season (high school).

WEST VIRGINIA (March) senior defensive lineman JASON HARDEE (#95) ran between 4.97 and 5.01 in the 40... 4.54 short shuttle... 30" vertical... 8'6" broad jump... 20 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6024, 299 pounds.

FLORIDA A&M (March) senior wide receiver ROD MILLER (#10) ran between 4.46 and 4.49 in the 40... 4.1 short shuttle... 9'9" broad jump and also did 13 reps of 225 pounds... weighs 5100, 180 pounds... Indianapolis and New Orleans paid close attention to his workout.

CINCINNATI (March) senior wide receiver GEORGE MURRAY ran between 4.52 and 4.54 in the 40... was credited with 4.64 by most scouts, as they add 0.1 to all times recorded on their running surface... 7.10 three-cone... 36" vertical... 10'0" broad jump... weighed in at 6014, 212 pounds.

KANSAS STATE (March) senior wide receiver ANTOINE POLITE ran between 4.62 and 4.65 in the 40... 35.5" vertical... 9'9" broad jump... weighed in at 6020, 200 pounds... also caught the ball well during his positional drills... saw positive reactions from between 5 and 8 teams after the workout, and plans to run the 40-yard dash again for scouts if possible before the draft.

MICHIGAN (March) senior punter/kicker ADAM FINLEY has had a private workout with St. Louis, as well as his Pro Day workout.

PRO DAY SCHEDULE & NEWS:

NW OKLAHOMA STATE senior defensive end VAN BROWN (#43), who transferred from USC... will perform his Pro Day workout on Thursday, MARCH 24th, as part of Hawaii's Pro Day, which will be held at the Home Depot Center in California... keep an eye on the results that he posts that day, as they will challenge to be some of the best posted by any defensive end prospect available in this year's draft... he is also the young brother of Seattle Seahawks OLB Chad Brown.

UT-CHATTANOOGA senior wide receiver ALONZO NIX and SOUTHERN U. senior cornerback/return man KEVIN MOFFETT, who both attended high school in Laurel, Mississippi will be available to workout at nearby Hattiesburg High School near the campus of Southern Mississippi, as they will be ready to workout by 10:00AM, which is two full hours before the USM workout, which starts at 12noon... please contact their agent for more information... Nix was unable to draw scouts who had scheduling conflicts last week, while Moffett ran in the 4.5 range at his first Pro Day after running 4.3's last spring... if you will be unable to attend, but would like full results on both prospects, please contact our staff at john@nlscouting.com.

SW MISSOURI STATE senior wide receiver/return man STEVEN RUSH will be working out for scouts, including the 40-yard dash on Wednesday, MARCH 23rd... he will perform a full workout, as he did 30" vertical and 15 reps of 225 pounds at the school's first Pro Day... what's more impressive is that he will be able to run at all for scouts, as he returns to the field after suffering a season-ending knee injury that most expected to sideline him until near-or-past the draft, please contact his agent for more details or results if you are unable to attend... our staff will have a full update on him in Thursday's report.

SE MISSOURI STATE senior tight end RAY GOODSON, who led all tight end's in receptions over the past two years, has been cleared to workout for scouts as part of Southern Illinois' Pro Day.

TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE senior cornerback MICHAEL BRAGG has been cleared by NCAA and API officials to attend Thursday's Pro Day workout at the Home Depot Center... according to the rule/regulations setup he now needs to have at least one NFL team representative respond saying that they would like to see/record his workout numbers... that might not be a bad investment, as he recorded four interceptions, as a senior... and the 6004, 190-pound defender has been running in the mid-4.4 range, while training in New Orleans for this event, please contact his agent or the API facility in Carson, CA to help in this effort.

VALPARAISO senior wide receiver ROB GIANCOLA and running back/fullback NICK REID are looking for an opportunity to workout for scouts before the draft... Giancola worked out at Northwestern... Reid (#20) is 6003, 255 pounds... has been timed at 4.60/4.65 in the 40... 22 reps of 225 pounds... 4.30 short shuttle... 32" vertical and 9'8" broad jump... previously, he ran 4.75/4.80, while weighing 265 pounds, please contact their agents if you can setup a workout for them before the draft.

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