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Virginia S Anthony Harris was unable to work out at the school's Monday pro day due to an injury.

We haven't heard specifics about the injury, but will pass them along when we do. Harris, who ran the 40-yard dash at the combine in 4.56 seconds, is seen as an intelligent ballhawk (he led the nation with eight interceptions in 2013). The 6-foot-1, 183-pounder, however, is a bit lithe to hold up as an NFL safety, so adding bulk will be of the utmost importance. ," wrote NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 9:59 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay writes that if UConn CB Byron Jones runs in the 4.3 range at his pro day workout, "as it's been suggested he can ... he'll continue to move up draft boards."

Jones' 12 foot, 3 inch broad jump would have broken the world record, and his 44.5-inch vertical jump was almost as ridiculous. Because December labrum surgery significantly hindered his ability to train, Jones opted out of the 40-yard dash and will instead run at UCF's pro day March 31. "We didn't have him graded as a first-round talent based on his tape, but his athletic testing results indicate he possesses the kind of natural tools teams want in their cornerbacks," McShay wrote.
Mar 2 - 9:38 PM

Louisville S Gerod Holliman "need to show a lot at his pro day to answer some of the questions scouts have about him," according to NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

Holliman, who didn't work out at the combine, is scheduled for a March 11 pro day. The safety is coming off a ridiculously productive season, tying the FBS single-season record with 14 interceptions and earning the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back. "One would think he'd be generating a lot of draft buzz with those credentials, but we're hearing more about some of his fellow Louisville defensive backs in this year's draft, James Sample and Charles Gaines, than we are about Holliman," Davis wrote. "Some scouts think they're better overall players than Holliman." Why? One big reason is that Holliman can't tackle. He missed 20 in 2014, according to Lance Zierlein.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 9:23 PM

Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson elected to stand on all his testing numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine at the school's pro day Monday.

No surprise here, as Johnson was amongst the defensive back leaders in the vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill and 20-yard short shuttle. For whatever reason, he didn't bench press at the combine or at Wake Forest's pro day. The guess here is that he wouldn't have tested well, but that particular exam is largely irrelevant for corners. "Johnson did go through positional drills and looked very good doing so," NFL.com's Gil Brandt noted.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 9:09 PM

An NFL scout expressed concerns over Oklahoma NT Jordan Phillips' back, propensity to stand up, and ability to shed blocks.

"He has a bad back," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He has quickness and he can run, but he plays so damn high and he cannot get off a block. It could be back-related. If that's not an issue, he has something that you can't coach, and that's physical talent. I think he's tough enough. He's just not a good player. He does not dominate. He's not effective. That bothers me. Character-wise, everything's positive about him." Phillips (6-foot-5 1/2, 329 pounds, 83 1/8-inch wingspan) posted a good 5.17 forty with a 30-inch vertical jump at the combine. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said he "will probably go in the first round," and NFL.com's Lance Zierlein compares Phillips to Terrance Knighton.
Mar 2 - 8:33 PM

Duke WR Jamison Crowder "needs to improve on his [combine] numbers at his pro day to keep up with his competition," believes NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

Duke's pro day is set for March 25. "Crowder did not run as fast as we expected at the combine, clocking in at 4.56 in the 40-yard dash," Davis said. The 5-foot-8, 185-pound prospect (30 3/8-inch arms and 8 3/4-inch hands) finished No. 27 out of 39 receivers in that event. "Now, it's true that some receivers are quicker than fast, but Crowder is competing against the likes of Kansas State's Tyler Lockett to be one of the first slot receivers drafted -- Lockett ran a 4.40 and had an excellent combine," Davis wrote. The slot receiver with joystick agility has been compared to Brandin Cooks, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 8:17 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt was impressed with Minnesota free safety Cedric Thompson's pro day workout.

"Thompson had a good pro day workout, and looks like a possible late-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft or priority free-agent pickup for an NFL team following the draft," Brandt wrote. The 5-foot-11 1/2, 211-pounder ran 4.50 and 4.48 second 40-yard dashes. Thompson added a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-2 broad jump, a 4.28-second 20-yard short shuttle and a 6.96-second three-cone drill. He hoisted up 21 reps on the bench press.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 7:59 PM

TCU LB Paul Dawson "kind of does his own thing, which coaches don't love," an NFL scout said.

"Very instinctive football player," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Little bit of a freelancer. Kind of does his own thing, which coaches don't love. But he's got a lot of ability." Dawson profiles as a 4-3 OLB, though he could potentially shift inside for a 3-4 scheme. "He's late for meetings, all that kind of stuff," the scout said. "He's just never done the right things." The 6-foot, 235-pound Dawson recorded 136 tackles (20 TFLs), six sacks, four interceptions and nine total pass break-ups last season.
Mar 2 - 7:44 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that USC DL Leonard Williams "made it really difficult for the Titans to pass on him with the workout he turned in [at the combine]."

Tennessee, of course, holds the No. 2 pick. Assuming the Bucs take Jameis Winston No. 1, they are faced now with a dilemma: Should they fill a gaping hole at QB by taking Marcus Mariota, take arguably the draft's best overall player in Williams, or trade down to a team that desperately wants to make that decision themselves? "No matter how good you think Williams is, the bottom line is that you need to have a quarterback to win in this league," McShay wrote. "If Winston is off the board, the Titans are going to have to choose between drafting and developing Mariota or continuing to develop second-year guy Zach Mettenberger. I absolutely think that coach Ken Whisenhunt's experience and preference of working with pro-style dropback passers could be a deterrent in picking Mariota, as that isn't Mariota's game at this point in his career."
Mar 2 - 7:27 PM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Miami ILB Denzel Perryman has "got some stiffness to him."

"We've got people who love him," the scout said. "I think he's gotten too big. I talked to those guys (coaches) there and he doesn't want to lose the weight. Doesn't look like he can run as well as he should." Perryman (5-foot-10 3/4, 236 pounds) ran a 4.78 40-yard dash at the combine, a poor showing. "Explosive tackler," another scout said. "Physical. Tough. He's second or third round. It will be interesting to see how he runs." Perryman projects as a middle linebacker, but he did start all 13 games at OLB in 2013.
Mar 2 - 7:10 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt passed along from Minnesota's Monday pro day that Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams had an impressive workout.

Williams, who measured 6-foot-4 and 249 pounds at the combine, stood on his testing numbers from Indy. Seeing as though he ranked amongst the tight end leaders in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump and 20-yard short shuttle, that wasn't a surprise. "Williams did, however, go through positional drills and looked good doing so," Brandt wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 6:53 PM

Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong "saw himself shrink in Indy," joked ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Strong (6-foot-2, 217 pounds) measured in an inch shorter than his listed collegiate height at the NFL Scouting Combine. He logged 4.51 and 4.44 forty times, and added a spectacular 42-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump. NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein compares Strong, a late Round 1 or early Round 2 prospect, to Dwayne Bowe. "He's a force down the field and on contested balls, and the 4.44 speed is really good for a physical matchup threat who will play near 220 pounds," Kiper wrote.
Mar 2 - 6:39 PM

An NFL scout compared LSU edge rusher Danielle Hunter to Barkevious Mingo.

"LSU has these type players every couple years," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Barkevious Mingo was one. Really tall and long. Looks like a football player. He will run like a deer. Hasn't had consistency of production yet. He was a 1½-sack guy this year, but that's kind of been the norm. Mingo came out (early) and had 6 sacks and went top 10 (in 2013). Hunter is that type of player." The quote was made before the combine, but Hunter made good on the prediction, recording a 1.58 10-yard split on his 4.57 forty. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Hunter, a developing pass rusher, ranked third on LSU with 73 tackles and led the Tigers in tackles for loss with 13 last season.
Mar 2 - 6:23 PM

Washington CB Marcus Peters "can be very good in the NFL, provided he comes to realize he should be working for his team, and that the team doesn't work for him," noted NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.

"One scout told me last fall that Peters was one of the best corner prospects on the West Coast in the past 10 years," Brandt wrote. Peters posted a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash at the combine and checked in at 5-foot-11 5/8, 197 pounds. "He didn't appear to be very quick and displayed questionable ball skills," Brandt wrote of Peters' showing in Indy. "The performance might seem a bit puzzling; after all, he did have a plethora of pass breakups in the first eight games of the season. I suspect his showing had something to do with the fact that he hasn't played in a game since Nov. 1. I'm sure he's been training since then, but there's a difference between being in training shape and being in football shape." An NFC personnel director told NFL.com recently that he wouldn't use a first- or second-round pick on Peters due to character concerns.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 6:03 PM

Virginia DE/OLB Eli Harold will "probably never reach double digits [sacks], but you'll like him because he plays the run well and rushes the passer well," an NFL scout said.

"Good athlete, not elite," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Just a solid, productive football player. He'll get six, seven, eight sacks a year." The third-year junior was a two-year starter who collected 17.5 sacks in college. Harold ran a 1.56 10-yard split on his 4.60 forty at the combine. He briefly worked out for evaluators on Wednesday.
Mar 2 - 5:48 PM



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