March 23, 2005
NLScouting.com News: 3/23
BY: John Murphy
*In just about three weeks of covering Pro Day events throughout the country, since the Combine, our staff has compiled nearly 425 results, including almost 290 in just the last week of updates, not including the ones that appear in today's report.
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PRO DAY SCHEDULE & NEWS FOR THIS WEEK:
UT-CHATTANOOGA senior wide receiver ALONZO NIX and SOUTHERN U. senior cornerback/return man KEVIN MOFFETT received late clearance from both the NCAA and Southern Mississippi athletic department to perform for scouts/coaches prior to the school's Pro Day, which is scheduled for 12 noon later today (March 23rd)... they are both from nearby Laurel, Mississippi... the pre-Pro Day workout is scheduled to begin at 8AM... anyone who arrives late or would like to receive the full results of their workout can contact us at email@example.com or call (504) 415.9979 during the day, as we will have someone on-site throughout the day.
USC (March 23rd) senior safety JASON LEACH will be working out for teams at the school's Pro Day starting later this morning (11am)... he's expected to run in the mid-4.5's and do 20-22 reps of 225 pounds, as well.
UCLA (March 24th) senior cornerback MATT CLARK will be working out for teams again on March 24th at the Home Depot Center, as part of Hawaii's Pro Day... he ran last week at his own Pro Day, but was still suffering from the effects of strep throat.
LOUISVILLE (March 25th) senior defensive lineman BOBBY LEFFEW, senior linebacker ROBERT MCCUNE and senior cornerback ANTOINE HARRIS are just three of the draft-eligible prospects that will be participating in the school's second Pro Day to be held on March 25th (Friday)... senior outside linebacker/defensive end MARCUS JONES is also likely to be available for workouts... FYI... GEORGETOWN, KY senior offensive lineman CLAY MARTIN, who grew up 10-20 minutes from the school's campus, would be eligible for this Pro Day if any/all interested teams would contact the school's football office about clearing him for the workout.
VIRGINIA STATE (March 25th) senior defensive lineman NEIL PURVIS will be working out on March 25th (Friday) at James Madison's Pro Day, as there were several scheduling conflicts for scouts coming to his own workout... besides his positional workout he would also liked to have his short and long snaps timed.
WISCONSIN-LACROSSE (March 25th) senior linebacker DUSTIN POWELL, senior fullback/running back MATT PAGEL, senior offensive lineman/tight end ANDREW MCGLENN and senior wide receiver SCOTT BURZNOWSKI will be available to workout at the school's second Pro Day on March 25th (Friday) starting at 1:30pm... please contact the respective agents or head coach Larry Terry for more information.
Former OHIO STATE (March 31st) running back MAURICE CLARETT will be holding a private workout on March 31st (not April 1st) starting at 1:30pm... it is scheduled for Deemer Park, which has a track and field for additional drills... located near Warren High School... please contact his agent for more information.
CINCINNATI (April 4th) senior linebacker JAMAR ENZOR, who tweaked his hamstring at the Combine, will be available to workout for scouts on April 4th... still rehabbing the hamstring, but expects to time between 4.5-4.55 in the 40... senior defensive end/linebacker TRENT COLE will also be participating at the school's second Pro Day... at least ten teams have already responded to the scheduling of this event... please contact their respective agents for more information... also, teams would be wise to request an additional 40-time on senior safety DOUG MONAGHAN, as he his times were reported anywhere from 4.65 or above... but a few teams have said they had him much faster (4.55)... conditions and field surface have led to a high discrepancy in his reported times.
KANSAS STATE (April 4th) senior tight end BRIAN CASEY will be holding a private workout at nearby Velocity Sports (Indoor Complex) on April 4th (Monday). Please contact his agent for more information.
PRO DAY UPDATES (Through March 22nd):
GEORGIA (March 22nd) junior safety/linebacker THOMAS DAVIS ran between 4.48 and 4.55 in the 40... did positional drills with the linebackers... also did some DB drills... still a 50/50 gauge of teams that prefer him at safety or linebacker... senior wide receiver REGGIE BROWN ran between 4.42 and 4.45 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.39... senior wide receiver FRED GIBSON ran between 4.45 and 4.48 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.42... junior linebacker ODELL THURMAN ran between 4.58 and 4.62 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.55... has previously had private workouts with Green Bay and New England... will visit Chicago, Jacksonville and Seattle over the next few weeks... while Miami will come to work him out at the school next Wednesday... senior defensive end DAVID POLLACK did not run the 40-yard dash today, but did positional drills, as both a DE and LB... Carolina is one team that prefers him as a defensive end... while other 3-4 teams think he can convert to OLB... senior quarterback DAVID GREENE did not run the 40-yard dash today, but did positional and passing drills... threw some good balls... better velocity on some of this threws... was not always as accurate as he would have liked... all or most of the players that ran today and at the Combine improve their times, but besides having a "Fast" track at Georgia, all of the players ran with the wind at their back on both of their 40-yard dash attempts.
MISSISSIPPI (March 22nd) junior offensive lineman CHRIS SPENCER did only positional drills, as he was happy with his results from the Combine... did 25 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6025, 308 pounds... senior offensive lineman MARCUS JOHNSON did only positional drills, as he was happy with his results from the Combine... did 23 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6061, 310 pounds... senior wide receiver BILL FLOWERS ran between 4.50 and 4.55 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.48... weighed in at 5114, 188 pounds... caught the ball very well during that portion of his workout... senior fullback LORENZO TOWNSEND (#33) ran between 4.55 and 4.60 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.51... 4.16 short shuttle... 6.95 three-cone... 40" vertical... 10'2" broad jump and also did 18 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6007, 225 pounds... which is about 8-10 pounds less than what he played at during the season... senior fullback RICK RAZZANO ran between 4.85 and 4.89 in the 40... 4.25 short shuttle... 7.28 three-cone... 31" vertical... 8'9" broad jump and also did 34 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5105, 245 pounds... senior wide receiver KERRY JOHNSON, senior offensive lineman DOUG BUCKLES also worked out, but their results were not immediately made available.
NORTH CAROLINA (March 22nd) senoir running back CHAD SCOTT ran between 4.45 and 4.50 in the 40... 4.22 short shuttle... 6.96 three-cone... 32.5" vertical... 9'6" broad jump and also did 19 reps of 225 pounds... senior quarterback DARIAN DURANT ran between 4.58 and 4.65 in the 40... 4.40 short shuttle... 6.91 three-cone... 35" vertical... 9'10" broad jump and also did 18 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5112, 224 pounds... a little undersized by most NFL standards, but more than a few QB coaches and evaluators like his intangibles and QB skills... senior offensive lineman JASON BROWN ran between 5.18 and 5.22 in the 40... also did 26 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6024, 309 pounds... senior safety GERALD SENSABAUGH did not run the 40-yard dash, as he was happy with his results from the Combine... 3.98 short shuttle... 6.80 three-cone and also did positional drills... Dallas and Miami seemed to pay close attention to his workout... senior tight end/fullback MADISON HEDGECOCK did only positional drills, as he was happy with his Combine results... weighed in at 6027, 259 pounds... Seattle seemed to pay close attention to his workout.
FORDHAM (March 22nd) senior cornerback/return man TAD KORNEGAY ran between 4.43 and 4.48 in the 40... 3.82 short shuttle... 6.81 three-cone; ran faster but was DQd for cutting past the cone... 36" vertical... 9'10" broad jump and also did 16 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5094, 180 pounds... had an eye-opening workout, as he was faster than advertised... and also posted one of the fastest short shuttle times of the Pro Day circuit... senior linebacker NAQUINTON GAINIOUS ran between 4.59 and 4.62 in the 40... 4.25 short shuttle... 7.11 three-cone... 28" vertical... 9'3" broad jump and also did 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5097, 231 pounds... their results came as part of Hofstra's Pro Day... three teams, Green Bay, NY Giants and NY Jets, were in attendance.
BOISE STATE (March 22nd) senior defensive back/return man CHRIS CARR ran between 4.60 and 4.62 in the 40... 3.95 short shuttle... 6.74 three-cone... 38.5" vertical... weighs 5090, 182 pounds... his results came at Nevada-Reno... average conditions, as it was cold and windy... after watching his game film it is obvious that he is more quick than fast... tougher/stronger than his size would indicate... should be a strong special teams contributor... has a nose for the ball... brings a great attitude with him onto the field.
WILLIAM PENN, IA (March 22nd) senior tight end ANDREW STOKES (#8) ran between 4.71 and 4.75 in the 40... some had him with faster times... 4.20 short shuttle... 6.98 three-cone... 34" vertical... 9'11" broad jump and also did 22 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6042, 253 pounds... a total of seven teams were in attendance, as Miami led the way with three representatives.
RUTGERS (March 21st) senior defensive tackle J'VONNE PARKER (#97) ran between 5.18 and 5.22 in the 40... 4.6 short shuttle... 32" vertical and also did 27 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6051, 319 pounds... was athletic in his drills... moved well for a player of his size... impressed with his work during 1-on-1 and positional drills, as well... had 19 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1/2 sack and one fumble recovery... many thought he might regain an extra year of eligibility, but that never happened, so unless the NCAA makes a late change, he stay eligible for this year's draft... came to Rutgers after two years at Howard... played both football and basketball in high school (center)... will turn 23 in June... if you are unsure of him as a pro DT he has the raw physical tools to be worth a long look as an OT... at least 19 scouts were in attendance for this workout.
MICHIGAN STATE (March 19th) senior tight end ERIC KNOTT ran between 4.85 and 4.90 in the 40... 4.4 short shuttle... 7.27 three-cone... 34" vertical... 9'2" broad jump... weighed in at 6026, 256 pounds... his bench press total was not immediately made available... we had a full list of all the senior prospect results in yesterday's report, but some numbers that were once again requested were those of senior defensive tackle KEVIN VICKERSON, who ran between 4.96 and 5.02 in the 40... 4.66 short shuttle... 7.64 three-cone... 35.5" vertical... 9'0" broad jump and also did 20 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6042, 305 pounds.
JACKSON STATE (March 18th) senior wide receiver CHRIS JONES (#3) ran between 4.43 and 4.46 in the 40... 4.27 short shuttle... 7.03 three-cone... 12.10/12.18 60-yard... 37" vertical... 10'0" broad jump... 32 1/2" arms... 9 1/2" hands... weighed in at 6020, 211 pounds... has gained ten pounds since the end of the season... did not have any issues with his right hamstring, which bothered him some at the HBCU All-Star Classic... big-play specialist the past few years... new coaching staff kept his stats down as a senior as they went to more of a ground attack... his physical tools are all very similar to former Jackson State standouts... but he has less of the "talkative" bravado... more of a low maintenance kid... ran 4.5's at the HBCU on a slower FieldTurf surface... trying to get eligible to workout as part of Mississippi State's Pro Day... Atlanta, Dallas, Minnesota, New Orleans and San Diego have all paid close attention to his workouts.
ILLINOIS STATE (March 17th) senior quarterback YANCE VAUGHAN (#18) ran between 4.85/4.92 in the 40... pulled up with a tight right hamstring... 29" vertical... 9'2" broad jump... weighed in at 6026, 213 pounds... 31 1/2" arms... 9 1/2" hands... scored between 35-38 on his Wonderlic... did a full positional workout... has a quick release, gets the ball out of his hands quickly... very good velocity on his balls... throws a good deep ball... smart decision-maker... audible/called his own play a fair amount in college; also made the line calls... Minnesota, Eastern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Indiana State are very good tapes to view on him... suffered a separated throwing shoulder (right), injured his right elbow and sprained his MCL... but his toughness and intangibles are very noticeable... Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Miami, NY Giants and Tennessee have shown him more attention... had a private workout with Indianapolis on March 15th... Dad was an All-American offensive lineman at Oklahoma, and also played in the NFL with the NY Giants... senior fullback/tight end MIKE LARSON (#89) ran between 4.75 and 4.80 in the 40... 4.30 short shuttle... 7.02 three-cone... 29" vertical... 8'10" broad jump and also did 21 reps of 225 pounds; some credited him with 17 reps, as his back came off the bench a few times... weighed in at 6022, 249 pounds... which is 12-15 pounds heavier than during most of his career... did positional drills at both fullback and tight end... also ran routes out of the backfield and from the line of scrimmage... Chicago, Seattle and Tennessee seemed to pay close attention to his workout... a total of 7-8 teams were in attendance for this workout... they are having a second Pro Day on March 31st, tentative start time is 12 noon.
TROY STATE (March 17th) senior defensive end/outside linebacker DEMARCUS WARE ran between 4.50 and 4.55 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.49... it was more of a private workout that was attended by at least seven teams... Baltimore, Carolina, Cleveland, Dallas and Houston have shown him additional attention... will have a private visit with Atlanta on March 30th.
ALBANY, NY (March 17th) senior offensive lineman GEIR GUDMUNDSEN ran 1.75/1.78 10-yard times at his recent Pro Day, according to one set of watches... senior safety/outside linebacker KURT CAMPBELL has a private visit lined up with St. Louis... plus several private workouts coming up, including one with Dallas... both players will also be working out on March 28th and April 4th.
KANSAS (March 16th) senior fullback AUSTINE NWABUISI (#33) ran between 4.56 and 4.62 in the 40... 4.46 short shuttle... 7.42 three-cone... 34.5" vertical... 10'5" broad jump and also did 25 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5117, 238 pounds.
LOUISIANA TECH (March 11th) senior offensive lineman LESTER BROWN (#68) ran between 4.93 and 5.00 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.88... 35" vertical... 8'8" broad jump and also did 23 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6047, 304 pounds... has played both tackle and guard in college... shows decent footwork for his size... better pass protector than run blocker at the moment... needs to get more physical for his size.
LOUISVILLE (March 7th) senior safety BRENT JOHNSON (#30) ran between 4.53 and 4.58 in the 40... 4.18 short shuttle... 7.12 three-cone... 34" vertical... 9'5" broad jump and also did 17 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5103, 205 pounds... has more strong safety skills than free safety... good but not great range... vicious hitter in the open field... likes to play physical... could make his mark on special teams early... should follow former teammates Anthony Floyd and Curry Burns in finding a home in the NFL as a role player/special teams ace.
NEBRASKA junior safety JOSH BULLOCKS had no less than eight defensive back coaches at his recent Pro Day... Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans and the NY Jets have been showing additional interest in him... the Saints staff members spent time after the workout talking and meeting with him over dinner.
VANDERBILT junior defensive end JOVAN HAYE has been getting additional attention from Cincinnati, Houston and Tennessee.
MISSISSIPPI junior offensive lineman CHRIS SPENCER has private visits over the next few weeks with Cincinnati, Detroit, Seattle and Tampa Bay.
ALABAMA senior offensive guard DANNY MARTZ has a private workout scheduled with Washington for April 1st.
CALIFORNIA senior defensive end/linebacker RYAN RIDDLE has been getting additional attention from Chicago, New England and Philadelphia... he is seen as a guy that can convert back to OLB after having played defensive end in college... most teams want to use him at SLB in a 4-3 or OLB in 3-4... and he can come up to the LOS and put his hand down on passing downs in a 4-3.
FRESNO STATE junior safety JAMES SANDERS ran mid-to-late 4.5's during a recent private workout held earlier this week... weighs 5106, 214 pounds... had time between 4.58 and 4.65 in the 40 at his Pro Day on March 4th.
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE senior offensive lineman TODD HERREMANS, who we reported on in yesterday's report, has scheduled five private visits, and will also have 6 or 7 private workouts with offensive line coaches... his tweaked hamstring from his Pro Day might keep him from running the 40-yard dash again, but not from doing positional drills for anyone interested in working him out.
STANFORD senior linebacker DAVID BERGERON has been drawing additional attention from Philadelphia, San Diego and San Francisco.
NFL DRAFT NEEDS OUTLOOK:
Besides reviewing what each NFL team has done so far in the opening weeks of free agency it is equally important to breakdown each team's roster in search of players they hope will step up their role, and see additional time on the field before fully realizing what the primary "Draft Needs" of each squad will be. Here is a look at some of the players that NFL teams expect to take a more prominent role in 2005, so while the position might be considered a "Need" area by some outsiders those in the know will have a much better read on what each team might do come draft day.
Buffalo -- tight end TIM EUHUS... wide receiver/return man JONATHAN SMITH... Miami -- cornerback WILL POOLE... linebacker DERRICK POPE... offensive guard/center REX HADNOT... New England -- tight end BEN WATSON... wide receiver P.K. SAM... NY Jets -- offensive tackle ADRIAN JONES... cornerback DERRICK STRAIT... Baltimore -- offensive lineman THATCHER SZALAY... defensive tackle DWAN EDWARDS... Cincinnati -- defensive tackle LANGSTON MOORE... outside linebacker LANDON JOHNSON... Cleveland -- safety SEAN JONES... outside linebacker CHAUN THOMPSON... Pittsburgh -- cornerback IKE TAYLOR... offensive tackle MAX STARKS... Houston -- safety GLENN EARL... wide receiver KENDRICK STARLING... Indianapolis -- offensive guard JAKE SCOTT... tight end BEN HARTSOCK... middle linebacker GARY BRACKETT... Jacksonville -- cornerback CHRIS THOMPSON... tight end BRIAN JONES... Tennessee -- offensive lineman TODD WILLIAMS... defensive end TRAVIS LABOY... cornerback RICH GARDNER... Denver -- offensive guard TYSON CLABO... safety CHRIS YOUNG... Kansas City -- defensive tackle JUNIOR SIAVII... tight end KRIS WILSON... Oakland -- defensive lineman TOMMY KELLY... wide receiver JOHNNIE MORANT... San Diego -- outside linebacker SHAUN PHILLIPS... wide receiver MALCOLM FLOYD... Dallas -- offensive tackle JACOB ROGERS... outside linebacker KALEN THORNTON... NY Giants -- safety GIBRIL WILSON... offensive guard LEWIS KELLY... Philadelphia -- offensive guard SHAWN ANDREWS... linebacker MIKE LABINJO... Washington -- linebacker CHRIS CLEMONS... cornerback ADE JIMOH... Chicago -- defensive tackle TANK JOHNSON... linebacker MARCUS REESE... Detroit -- offensive lineman KELLY BUTLER... linebacker SCOTT GENORD... Green Bay -- offensive guard STEVEN MORLEY... outside linebacker STEVE JOSUE... Minnesota -- offensive lineman NAT DORSEY... defensive lineman DARRION SCOTT... Atlanta -- outside linebacker DEMORRIO WILLIAMS... tight end DWAYNE BLAKLEY... Carolina -- defensive lineman KINDAL MOOREHEAD... wide receiver DREW CARTER... New Orleans -- wide receiver DEVERY HENDERSON... defensive tackle RODNEY LEISLE... Tampa Bay -- safety WILL ALLEN... tight end NATE LAWRIE... offensive guard JEB TERRY... Arizona -- offensive guard REGGIE WELLS... tight end ERIC EDWARDS... St. Louis -- cornerback KEVIN GARRETT... linebacker BRANDON CHILLAR... San Francisco -- wide receiver RASHAUN WOODS... defensive lineman TONY BROWN... Seattle -- inside linebacker NIKO KOUTOVIDES... offensive lineman SEAN LOCKLEAR.
*Special thanks to Carlos Holmes and Josh Buchanan, who will be helping to cover/record results from several of their regionally accessible Pro Days over the coming days/weeks. *Be sure to listen to Sirius' NFL Radio program each day leading up to April's NFL Draft.
*Next Level Scouting Staff members Justin Van Fulpen, Dean Zarafonetis and Jared Van Fulpen also contributed to this report.
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