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Pro Day News and Notes from Next Level
Extra-long Pro Day and Draft News from Next Level's John Murphy

posted March 14, 2005 - print me!
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Next Level Scouting's John Murphy, an annual draft-time contributor to New Orleans Pro Football, filesa report to NOPF in preparation for the 2005 NFL Combine. Look for more from Murphy throughout the Draft 2005 season, here at NOPF. Visit Next Level's new website at www.nlscouting.com. John Murphy can be reached at john@nlscouting.com.

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TOUGHEST DIVISION... the NFC SOUTH could quickly become the toughest division in the NFL next season, as most do not mention this too often, but while the Philadelphia Eagles have hosted three consecutive NFC Title games, the team's they have faced have all come from the NFC South, as only the New Orleans Saints have been left out of that equation... the Saints have added several key free agents, and could add another defensive starter or high draft choice by dealing Darren Howard... the Buccaneers have a total of 11 draft picks, including the #5 overall choice, and are expected to add a starting running back, #2 wide receiver and depth for what is still a solid defensive unit... the Panthers hope to be healthy in 2005... while they search for a new #1 wide receiver... Steve Smith and Keary Colbert give them two solid options at the position... they have upgraded their offensive line and secondary... the return of defensive tackle Kris Jenkins is sure to bolster their run defense, and they still have the draft in front of them to add help at wide receiver or free safety... finally, the Falcons have quarterback Michael Vick... an excellent ground attack... are hopeful that second-year wide receiver Michael Jenkins will step into a starting role... played solid defense for most of last season... have a potentially legitimate playmaker in the secondary in cornerback DeAngelo Hall with the leeway to either draft for "Need" or "Best Available" athlete... if they find a ballhawking free safety and land either a free agent or another young receiver in the draft they could be the odds on favorite to win not only the NFC South, but possibly host the NFC title game in 2005.

PRO DAY RESULTS & UPDATES: (March 2nd to March 9th):

TEXAS A&M (March 9th) senior wide receiver TERRENCE MURPHY did not run the 40-yard dash, as he was happy with his results from the Combine... 3.91 short shuttle... 7.02 three-cone... 41" vertical and 10'8" broad jump... senior defensive lineman MIKE MONTGOMERY ran between 4.92 and 4.98 in the 40... 4.52 short shuttle... 7.50 three-cone... 35" vertical... 9'7" broad jump and also did 26 reps of 225 pounds... 36" arms... 10" hands... weighed in at 6046, 273 pounds... improved most of his numbers from the Combine at his Pro Day workout... has the frame to fillout to 285-290 pounds... one of the primary concerns with him is that he could be a "High Rep" guy in terms of absorbing the defensive playbook... senior offensive lineman GEOFF HANGARTNER ran between 5.22 and 5.28 in the 40... did 25 reps of 225 pounds.. 8.02 three-cone... 28" vertical and 8'0" broad jump... weighed in at 6046, 300 pounds... senior cornerback BYRON JONES ran between 4.52 and 4.58 in the 40... 3.92 short shuttle... 7.28 three-cone... 37" vertical... 10'4" broad jump and also did 12 reps of 225 pounds... ran better than anticipated, while also showing good footwork during his positional drills... has been a bit inconsistent with his off-field behavior in terms of dealing with the life-and-times of being a pro prospect... too easily distracted by outsiders and "New" friends.

WASHINGTON STATE (March 9th) senior safety HAMZA ABDULLAH ran between 4.45 and 4.49 in the 40... which was an impressive improvement from the 4.6 range times he ran at the Combine... 3.98 short shuttle... 6.51 three-cone... 37" vertical... weighed in at 6016, 214 pounds... also scored 28 on the Wonderlic at the Combine, which was the third highest of all the safeties... senior defensive back JEREMY BOHANNON (#26) ran between 4.48 and 4.52... some had him as fast as 4.45... 4.22 short shuttle... 7.28 three-cone... 37.5" vertical... 9'8" broad jump and also did 11 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5105, 205 pounds... had 60 tackles, five tackles for loss and three interceptions in his first season, as a first-year starter... versatile defender who also has a track background... senior running back CHRIS BRUHN ran between 4.51 and 4.55 in the 40... 4.10 short shuttle... 6.68 three-cone... 37" vertical... 9'10" broad jump and also did 22 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6024, 229 pounds... played in just eight games, as a senior, gaining 291 yards and averaging 3.8 yards per carry... missed a few games with a right knee injury... also missed two games with a sprained ankle, as a junior... has yet to play up to his potential... can be more of finesse runner despite his ideal size/speed combination... also has a subtle learning disability, but it does not effect him on the field or learning the playbook, although he is the type of guy you want to key on his strengths first and then work on the rest of his game... type of kid that could be a much better pro than college performer... has a lot of raw, natural ability... senior offensive lineman CALVIN ARMSTRONG ran between 5.32 and 5.35 in the 40... 4.88 short shuttle... 7.68 three-cone... 30" vertical and 9'0" broad jump... weighed in at 6073, 320 pounds... senior cornerback KARL PAYMAH did not run the 40-yard dash, as he was satisfied with his results from the Combine... 3.96 three-cone... 6.75 three-cone and also did 16 reps of 225 pounds... senior linebacker PAT BENNETT ran between 4.72 and 4.77 in the 40... 4.18 short shuttle... 7.10 three-cone... 32.5" vertical... 9'6" broad jump and also did 17 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6002, 231 pounds... senior offensive lineman SAM LIGHTBODY was not able to complete a full workout, as he recent underwent surgery on his left thumb... it is the second time he has had his the ligaments in that thumb repaired (2000/2004) and he has also had some battles with pinched nerves in his neck... did 9'2" broad jump.

CALIFORNIA (March 8th) senior quarterback AARON RODGERS decided to wait until March 17th to perform a full workout, but did 4.32 short shuttle and 7.12 three-cone... senior defensive tackle LORENZO ALEXANDER ran between 4.98 and 5.06 in the 40... 4.62 short shuttle... 7.78 three-cone... 8'9" broad jump and also did 29 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6017, 289 pounds... most teams would like to see him carry 295 pounds on a consistent basis... senior tight end GARRETT CROSS ran between 4.82 and 4.88 in the 40... 4.28 short shuttle... 35" vertical... 9'3" broad jump... pulled up with a hamstring strain during the three-cone... weighed in at 6043, 245 pounds... has been a bit injury-prone in terms of nick-nack type things like this... still has room to grow... senior wide receiver CHASE LYMAN ran between 4.50 and 4.52 in the 40... 36.5" vertical... 9'7" broad jump... weighed in at 6032, 218 pounds... senior safety MATT GIORDANO ran between 4.52 and 4.58 in the 40... 33" vertical... 10'0" broad jump... weighed in at 5106, 199 pounds... suffered a strained pectoral muscle, while attempting the bench press... may try to workout again before the draft... very good role player potential; somewhat comparable to Steve Gleason (Saints)... senior defensive end/linebacker RYAN RIDDLE ran between 4.82 and 4.88 in the 40... 4.38 short shuttle... 7.31 three-cone... 8'11" broad jump... 20.5" vertical... weighed in at 6016, 253 pounds... not really athletic enough to move back to linebacker full-time... probably more of a situational guy for the NFL... senior linebacker WENDELL HUNTER ran between 4.75 and 4.82 in the 40... 4.46 short shuttle... 7.08 three-cone... 32.5" vertical... 9'3" broad jump and also did 22 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6006, 228 pounds... senior long snapper L.P. LADOCEUR ran between 4.88 and 4.95 in the 40... 4.48 short shuttle... 7.40 three-cone... 33" vertical... 9'3" broad jump and also did 18 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6051, 257 pounds... seen as one of the top long snappers in the draft with the chance to be taken late... senior defensive tackle TOM SVERCHEK ran between 5.12 and 5.18 in the 40... 4.42 short shuttle... 7.28 three-cone... 29.5" vertical... 8'5" broad jump and also did 26 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6027, 288 pounds... a number of teams are also evaluating him as a conversion to offensive line; center... senior safety RYAN GUTIERREZ ran between 4.70 and 4.74 in the 40... 4.08 short shuttle... 6.78 three-cone... 34" vertical... 9'9" broad jump and also did 26 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5107, 203 pounds... has been injury-prone (knee)... but flashes some potential, both at safety and on special teams... senior linebacker FRANCIS BLAY-MIEZAH ran between 4.78 and 4.82 in the 40... 4.31 short shuttle... 7.22 three-cone... 38.5" vertical... 10'1" broad jump and also did 25 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5116, 229 pounds... senior running back J.J. ARRINGTON did not workout at his Pro Day, as he was satisfied with his results from the Combine... there were an additional ten prospects that worked out, but none are seen as true NFL prospects.

BAYLOR (March 8th) senior defensive end KHARI LONG did only positional drills, as he was satisfied with his results from the Combine... senior wide receiver MARQUES ROBERTS ran between 4.62 and 4.65 in the 40... 4.40 short shuttle... 7.32 three-cone... 38" vertical... 10'6" broad jump and also did 15 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6014, 214 pounds... senior linebacker JUSTIN CROOKS ran between 4.72 and 4.78 in the 40... 4.28 short shuttle... 7.41 three-cone... 34" vertical... 9'11" broad jump and also did 21 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5116, 219 pounds.

DUKE (March 8th) senior defensive back ALEX GREEN ran between 4.58 and 4.62 in the 40... 34.5" vertical... 15 reps of 225 pounds... said he feels like Green Bay and Philadelphia have shown him additional attention... also has a private visit setup with Washington... senior defensive tackle ORRIN THOMPSON did 24 reps of 225 pounds... said that some teams have asked him about moving to offensive line... senior wide receiver/return man SENTERRIO LANDRUM ran between 4.48 and 4.52 in the 40... senior cornerback KENNETH STANFORD ran between 4.50 and 4.52 in the 40... senior linebacker GIUSEPPE AGUANNO did 19 reps of 225 pounds.

MINNESOTA-DULUTH (March 8th) senior linebacker/defensive end RUSSELL RABE ran between 4.58 and 4.66 in the 40... 37.5" vertical... he is 6024, 235 pounds... a total of eight teams were in attendance, including Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami, New England, NY Giants, Oakland and San Francisco... his results were done on a very average indoor surface, as he slipped a few times before changing shoes... he would become the school's first-ever linebacker to be drafted... but posting 45.5 career tackles for loss and 29 career sacks should help raise his awareness among scouts... he expects to be one of the busiest guys in April taking 5-7 private visits... scouts also mentioned that he could be a 3-4 OLB or 4-3 WLB.

TULANE (March 8th) senior wide receiver ROYDELL WILLIAMS... it was earlier reported that he ran between 4.50 and 4.55 in the 40... others have reported that he came across as fast as 4.47/4.48 in the 40 with a 38" vertical.

EAST CAROLINA (March 7th) senior running back MARVIN TOWNES ran between 4.48 and 4.62 in the 40... some had him faster (4.42) and others slower (4.65), as there was a stiff wind of 12-15 miles per hour... 4.40 short shuttle... 6.92 three-cone... 37.5" vertical... 10'7" broad jump and also did 17 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5107, 199 pounds... some have evaluated him as a possible conversion to wide receiver, but should also get a lot of early work on special teams... senior running back ART BROWN ran between 4.66 and 4.80 in the 40... some had him faster (4.64) and others slower (4.82) because of the wind... 4.22 short shuttle... 7.15 three-cone... 34.5" vertical... 9'2" broad jump and also did 19 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5086, 204 pounds... was in terrific shape, as he has dropeed down from 218-224 pound range, but may need to carry 210 pounds to be most effective... senior kicker CAMERON BROADWELL weighed in at 6022, 199 pounds... ran between 5.08 and 5.12 in the 40.. 4.66 short shuttle... 7.52 three-cone... 27" vertical... 8'4" broad jump... has shown pretty good leg strength, as he converted 4-of-6 field goals between 40-to-49 yards, as a senior, but his kickoffs are being closely evaluated, which will make the difference between him getting into camp as a FA or not.

MURRAY STATE (March 4th) senior tight end/long snapper JIMMY ST. LOUIS ran between 4.62 and 4.65 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.57... 4.22 short shuttle... 7.12 three-cone... 33" vertical... 9'10" broad jump... weighed in at 6043, 259 pounds... a former Auburn transfer, his workout numbers have not always translated onto the field, but there is some upside potential with him in terms of pass-catching skills and special teams potential... moved himself into high PFA to maybe even late round status... senior defensive lineman MARCUS WHITE ran between 5.02 and 5.08 in the 40... 4.60 short shuttle... 7.88 three-cone... 29.5" vertical... 9'3" broad jump and also did 19 reps of 225 pounds... 34" arms and 9 5/8" hands... weighed in at 6042, 305 pounds... some teams are evaluating him as a 3-4 DE others as a 4-3 DT/DE type... a former Auburn transfer who had to be medically cleared (neck injury) in order to continue his playing career at the Division I-AA program... senior cornerback LARONI GALLISHAW ran between 4.53 and 4.60 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.50 in the 40... 4.48/4.50 short shuttle... 7.41 three-cone... 34.5" vertical... 9'1.5" broad jump and also did 15 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5105, 209 pounds... a former Louisville transfer who had some off-the-field issues... has good straight-line speed... played well against a decent level of competition... would probably fit best in a zone coverage type defensive scheme... they will have an additional workout on March 18th.

FRESNO STATE (March 4th) senior cornerback THERRIAN FONTENOT ran between 4.39 and 4.43 in the 40... 1.56 10-yard... 4.09 short shuttle... 6.96 three-cone... 35.5" vertical... 10'1" broad jump and also did 24 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 5107, 187 pounds... senior tight end/long snapper DUNCAN REID ran between 4.75 and 4.78 in the 40... 4.12 short shuttle... 7.02 three-cone... 31.5" vertical... 9'3" broad jump and also did 12 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6057, 231 pounds... continued to show development, as a pass catcher the past two seasons... had also bulked up from 220 pounds to 231 pounds... but his primary look will come as a long snapper... good skills in terms of velocity and consistency with his snaps... his added weight has helped him secure his balance and poise post snap and he has the movement skills to get down field and contribute once the ball is released.

PENNSYLVANIA (March 3rd) senior wide receiver DAN CASTLES ran between 4.62 and 4.65 in the 40... weighed in at 6026, 210 pounds... had 2,444 career receiving yards and 27 touchdowns... says he hopes to follow in the footsteps of guys like Brian Finneran (Villanova)... senior punter JOSH APPELL was not able to workout, since the weather conditions moved the workout indoors, but he may punt for teams at either one of Temple's Pro Day or later this month at Franklin Field, which was the original site of this workout... Baltimore, Denver, Green Bay, NY Giants and San Francisco have all shown interest in him, as a possible free agent.

SOUTHWEST BAPTIST, MO (March 2nd) senior offensive tackle L.V. HILL ran between 5.17 and 5.41 in the 40... there was a bit of a stiff wind that day, so his faster time was with the wind and slower time came against the wind... 4.81 short shuttle... 8.28 three-cone... 22 reps of 225 pounds... 9'0" broad jump... 24" vertical, but it came against a wall inside the gym, so most would give him 26"... 33 3/4" arms... 10 3/4" hands... weighed in at 6050, 295 pounds... also did positional drills for scouts... shows some upside... did not always dominate at a lower level of competition... like his footwork, plus he has the body-type to eventually carry 310-320 pounds over time... can get physically stronger in the weight room... naturally pretty light on his feet, as he has a big upper body, but more of a leaner, athletic frame from the waist down... down-the-road type prospect with upside... solid PFA with room to grow if you have quality depth in front of him.

PRO DAY RESULTS & UPDATES (March 10th-March 12th)

*SPECIAL UPDATE*

GEORGETOWN, KY (March 12th) senior offensive lineman CLAY MARTIN ran between 5.22 and 5.27 in the 40... 1.70/1.72 10-yard... 4.62/4.70 short shuttle... 30.5" vertical... 9'0" broad jump... 25 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6054, 305 pounds... was run on an old-style turf surface at nearby Velocity Sports, which has a good surface... our staff member recorded these results on Saturday, as it has been very difficult for scouts to get over to work him out, but back on March 9th... he ran between 5.32/5.40 in the 40... 4.90/5.00 short shuttle... 26 reps of 225 pounds... 31" vertical... 9'2" broad jump... Cleveland and Green Bay were in attendance... ran on cement surface, which was wet from weather earlier in the day, the conditions were obviously not ideal, so if anyone is in the area for workouts between now and the draft he would be available anytime to workout again... his hometown is less than 30 minutes from Louisville, which has a second workout on March 21st.

EASTERN NEW MEXICO (March 12th) senior linebacker JEFFREY HOWARD ran between 4.73 and 4.81 in the 40... results came on an average outdoor surface...
29 3/4" arms... 9" hands... completed 38 questions during the allotted time for the Wonderlic (no score yet received)... weighed in at 6000, 237 pounds... only one team, Kansas City, was in attendance... since he was not asked to perform the shuttle or vertical... his coaches put him through those activities right afterwards... he posted 33.5" vertical... 3.98/4.10 short shuttle... 6.92/7.00 three-cone... did not bench press, but has been averaging 21-25 reps of 225 pounds, while training... will likely be available at the upcoming Pro Day at Abilene Christian.

TUSKEGEE (March 11th) senior defensive end JORDAN BRUMBAUGH ran between 4.93 and 4.95 in the 40... most teams would reduce his times by between .05 to .10 based on the surface (G02)... 4.40 short shuttle... 7.28/7.30 three-cone... did 19 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6032, 265 pounds... also did positional drills, as both a defensive end and linebacker... three teams, Atlanta, Cleveland and Jacksonville were in attendance for this workout, but his official Pro Day will be on Friday, March 18th at 10:30AM... senior wide receiver HARRY WILLIAMS... senior cornerback DIMITRI PATTERSON and senior safety DONALD DYKES will also be working out that day.

WEST VIRGINIA (March 11th) junior cornerback ADAM "PACMAN" JONES ran between 4.36 and 4.40 in the 40... some had his times faster... 38.5" vertical and nine reps of 225 pounds... he weighed in at 5096, 187 pounds... some teams felt that he showed good, but not great ball skills and awareness during some of the drills... and physically was smaller than they had thought, but were quick to also mention that he plays "Bigger" on tape... seemed to get additional attention from both Washington and Tennessee... senior running back KAY-JAY HARRIS ran between 4.52 and 4.58 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.48... 40" vertical... a number of teams have mentioned his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, and the fact that he has cleared up some of the questions they had about him off-the-field, as being reasons he could be the "LaMont Jordan" of this draft in terms of a guy taken later in the draft that can develop into a starting-caliber back... junior wide receiver CHRIS HENRY ran between 4.42 and 4.48 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.38... 36" vertical... said that he spoke at length with Pittsburgh, San Diego and Seattle... senior wide receiver/quarterback RASHEED MARSHALL ran between 4.50 and 4.52 in the 40... 41" vertical... he did mostly receiver drills, but also threw some passes, as teams wanted to get a full read on his ability to contribute across the board... senior defensive tackle BEN LYNCH ran between 5.12 and 5.20 in the 40... 1.75 10-yard... 2.96 20-yard... 4.49 short shuttle... 7.19 three-cone... 29.5" vertical... 8'7.5" broad jump and also did 19 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6026, 288 pounds... senior linebacker ADAM LENHORTT weighed in at 6030, 230 pounds... did not workout due to a pulled hamstring, but has been rehabbing with the hopes of performing for scouts at the end of this month... Pittsburgh head coach Bill Cowher and Houston head coach Dom Capers were both among the 80-plus scouts/coaches in attendance.

PURDUE (March 11th) senior quarterback KYLE ORTON ran between 5.02 and 5.12 in the 40... weighed in at 6037, 229 pounds... threw over 75 passes during his positional workout... followed that up with a number of 50-60 yard deep routes and then stationary target passes... quarterback coaches from Detroit, Green Bay and Minnesota were all on hand, as well as scouts from 17 other teams... senior wide receiver TAYLOR STUBBLEFIELD ran between 4.73 and 4.78 in the 40... some had him with slightly faster times... 4.18 short shuttle... 6.94 three-cone... 32" vertical... 9'6" broad jump... weighed in at 5112, 174 pounds... caught passes and ran strong routes and caught most of the balls with his hands... made a few very nice grabs on some low throws... was very antsy when answering questions about his straight-line speed... but his shuttles and drills prove that he should be able to find a home as a #4 slot/possession type receiver... senior fullback JON GOLDSBERRY ran between 4.68 and 4.72 in the 40... 4.32 short shuttle... 7.20 three-cone... 24 reps of 225 pounds... 29" vertical... 9'5" broad jump... he is 6011, 246 pounds... caught the ball very well in subsequent drills... played both fullback and linebacker in college, but most scouts were evaluating him as a fullback... they have been asking him to collect situational game film for them, as well... senior offensive lineman TYLER MOORE ran between 5.22 and 5.31 in the 40... 4.52 short shuttle... 7.52 three-cone... 27" vertical... 8'6" broad jump... although he put up 27 reps of 225 pounds, most teams only credited him with between 15-20 reps, as he consistently failed to lock out... weighed in at 6055, 291 pounds... still raw technique-wise... but has some upside and not a bad-looking athlete... began his career as a tight end... senior cornerback ANTWAUN ROGERS was not able to workout, as he continues to rehab from an ACL injury that he suffered in December... will attempt to do some portion of the workout on March 23rd... but is not expected to be at full-strength to run the 40-yard dash before the Combine... however, he is 6005, 175-180 pounds... has long arms... good ball skills... ran between 4.45 and 4.53 previously... would be a solid PFA type if you have quality depth, as he could become a nickel/dime type defender within a few years... they will have their second Pro Day on March 23rd, but Kyle Orton will only be attending if requested.

TEXAS TECH (March 11th) senior offensive lineman DYLAN GANDY was not able to complete the bench press, as he felt a strain in his left pectoral muscle, which is a minor injury he suffered at the Combine... ran 7.68 three-cone and improved upon both his vertical 31" and broad jump 8'11" from the Combine... weighed in at 6030, 299 pounds... teams are evaluating him as both a center and guard... Baltimore, Carolina, Houston, Jacksonville and Kansas City have all shown additional interest in him, since the Combine... senior offensive tackle DANIEL LOPER ran between 5.22 and 5.29 in the 40... 4.81 short shuttle... 7.78 three-cone... 8'9.5" broad jump and also did 19 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6056, 313 pounds... improved upon his times, but his lack of ideal weight room strength is concerning... but did show good footwork and technique at left tackle during the Hula Bowl practices, which should work in his favor come draft day... senior offensive lineman CODY CAMPBELL ran between 5.08 and 5.14 in the 40... did 22 reps of 225 pounds... 27" vertical... 8'4" broad jump... weighed in at 6026, 311 pounds... moves very well; will fit in well for a team that likes to pull and trap a lot... keep an eye on teams like Atlanta, Denver, Green Bay and San Francisco to pickup a kid like this between the 5th-and-7th round... senior quarterback SONNY CUMBIE ran between 5.18 and 5.25 in the 40... 4.62 short shuttle... 7.61 three-cone... 24" vertical... 7'8" broad jump... weighed in at 6032, 224 pounds... lumbered during certain portions of the drills portion of his workout... a pure pocket-passer type... can look slow and mechanical at times... not in the same class as Kliff Kingsburry or even B.J. Symons... senior defensive end ADELL DUCKETT ran between 4.92 and 4.95 in the 40... 4.38 short shuttle... 7.16 three-cone... 9'0" broad jump and also did 18 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6032, 262 pounds... pretty consistent pass rusher on the field, but not an overly impressive tester... runs high on his 40-times... more of a situational type guy at the next level... senior wide receiver/return man NEHEMIAH GLOVER ran between 4.62 and 4.65 in the 40... 34" vertical... 4.24 short shuttle... 7.12 three-cone... 9'5" broad jump... at least a total of 16 teams were in attendance for this workout.

LOUISIANA-MONROE (March 11th) senior safety CHRIS HARRIS ran between 4.55 and 4.58 in the 40... which was much better than the 4.68/4.72 times he posted last spring... 4.08 short shuttle... 6.86 three-cone... 37" vertical... 10'4" broad jump... also did 11 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6002, 212 pounds... all times were recorded on an indoor basketball court, so many scouts felt that he could have timed 4.5-or-better on any kind of outdoor surface... showed good, but not ideal weight room strength... but he shows up physical on game film... will also be a solid special teams performer... this has been the most under-rated safety in the country all season... his impressive all-around workout on Friday could bolster his final grade to between the 5th-to-7th round, but you are getting a future starting-caliber safety along the lines of Greg Wesley (Kansas City).

WASHINGTON (March 11th) senior offensive tackle KHALIF BARNES did onlypositional drills, as he felt comfortable with his results at the Combine... mentioned Houston, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, San Diego, St. Louis, Seattle and Tennessee as teams that have shown more interest than most, but said across the board he has gotten a lot attention, since the Senior Bowl... Seattle, Tennessee, Jacksonville and Philadelphia have all setup private visits with him... senior cornerback DERRICK JOHNSON ran between 4.45 and 4.48 in the 40... did positional drills after that, as he was happy with his results from the Combine... senior fullback ZACH TUIASOSOPO did 21 reps of 225 pounds.

NORTH TEXAS (March 10th) senior defensive end ADRIAN AWASOM ran between 4.98 and 5.02 in the 40... some had him slower (5.08)... did 23 reps of 225 pounds... 33" vertical and 8'11" broad jump... weighed in at 6037, 275 pounds... big, rangy guy that record at least eight sacks in two of the past three years... has the frame to bulkup towards 285-290 pound range... might have to slide inside some at the next level, as he is not a quick twitch athlete... good motor and could work himself into being a steady rotation defender over time... senior tight end ANDREW BLOUNT ran between 4.72 and 4.80 in the 40... 4.40 short shuttle... 7.52 three-cone... 30" vertical and 8'7" broad jump... weighed in at 6033, 248 pounds... has better hands than advertised... senior cornerback MARKEITH KNOWLTON ran between 4.55 and 4.62 in the 40... 4.41 short shuttle... 7.42 three-cone... 33" vertical and 9'8" broad jump... weighed in at 5113, 200 pounds... has shown some good ball skills the past two years... senior center ANDY BREWSTER and senior safety JONAS BUCKLES also worked out, but their results were not immediately made available.

SOUTHERN U., LA (March 10th) senior offensive tackle MYNIYA SMITH ran between 5.32 and 5.38 in the 40... 4.50/4.52 short shuttle... 7.60 three-cone... 7'11" broad jump... 21.5" vertical... 24 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6052, 350 pounds... also did positional drills afterwards... most scouts have been reviewing him at both tackle and guard... at least six teams were present... he will have another Pro Day the first week of April.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (March 10th) senior linebacker JEREMY DAVIS ran between 4.78 and 4.85 in the 40... has previously been timed at between 4.68/4.75 in the 40 at 240 pounds... 17 reps of 225 pounds... 35" vertical... weighed in at 6005, 230 pounds... only one team (Houston) attended this workout, so the Dallas, Texas native would be eligible to workout at TCU's second Pro Day on April 1st if a few teams would call on his behalf or would be available at his own school if necessary... Chicago, Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis have also expressed in him.

OREGON (March 10th) senior offensive lineman ADAM SNYDER ran between 5.04 and 5.10 in the 40... also did 22 reps of 225 pounds... senior wide receiver MARCUS MAXWELL ran between 4.42/4.48 in the 40, as he only ran once... it was the second time he has been timed at-or-below 4.45... 39.5" vertical.. 3.89 short shuttle... 6.68 three-cone... 10'9" broad jump... weighed in at 6032, 204 pounds... teams kept him active for an additional set of receiving drills, as he caught passes for an extra 30 minutes... jumping on the scene just like another PAC-10 wide receiver did last year, Skyler Fulton (Arizona State), who posted impressive Pro Day results throughout the pre-draft workouts and saw himself signed by the Indianapolis Colts as a PFA... senior defensive end CHRIS SOLOMONA ran between 4.73 and 4.75 in the 40... 4.20 short shuttle... 7.17 three-cone... 32.5" vertical... 9'1" broad jump and also did 24 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6044, 287 pounds... this was the second straight impressive Pro Day performance for this full-size DE, who can play in either a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme... senior defensive tackle ROBBY VALENZUELA ran between 5.08 and 5.19 in the 40... did 27 reps of 225 pounds... 4.53 short shuttle... 7.73 three-cone... 25.5" vertical and 8'4.5" broad jump... teams have mentioned the fact that he should be a PFA, since he can play in either a one-or-two gap defensive scheme... senior offensive lineman NICK STEITZ pulled up during the 40-yard dash with a left hamstring injury... later diagnosed as a strained hamstring... he plans to rehab the injury over the next two weeks and run again at the end of the month if possible... former All-Pac 10 offensive guard JOEY FORSTER also worked out for scouts... he injured his knee during the 2003 campaign, and was not drafted or signed after last year's draft... has worked hard to get himself back into game-shape, says that his knee is 100% and having no issues... he is a free agent... they will have their third Pro Day on March 31st... between 12-15 teams were in attendance.

OREGON STATE (March 10th) senior quarterback DEREK ANDERSON did positional and passing drills for scouts on Thursday... he then drove down to Oregon for their workout to support some of his friends... senior safety MITCH MEEUWSEN ran between 4.52 and 4.55 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.49, which is an amazing improvement from the 4.70/4.75 range he was estimated at last spring... he is also the team's all-time leader with 20 career interceptions...

TEXAS CHRISTIAN (March 10th) senior offensive tackle ANTHONY ALABI did only positional drills, as he was satisfied with his results from the Combine... there are varying opinions on his draft status, as some teams have gone back to review more tapes on him after seeing some of the numbers he posted at the Combine, while others say while he showed better athleticism in his drills... it does not translate as well on the field... senior tight end CODY MCCARTY ran between 4.92 and 5.02 in the 40... 4.47 short shuttle... 7.81 three-cone... 30" vertical... 8'9" broad jump... weighed in at 6036, 263 pounds... senior inside linebacker MARTIN PATTERSON ran between 4.92 and 5.00 in the 40... 4.38 short shuttle... 7.48 three-cone... 32" vertical... 9'4" broad jump... also did 20 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6014, 235 pounds... not the fleetest of foot, but has good instincts, plays hard and will offer a steady backup/special teams guy for years to come... senior wide receiver REGGIE HARRELL did not run the 40-yard dash again... 4.22 short shuttle... 7.20 three-cone... 37" vertical... 9'8" broad jump... not a vertical threat type for the NFL game, but could grow into a very solid third-down/possession type guy who also is a willing blocker and special teams performer... senior defensive tackle BRANDON JOHNSON ran between 5.50 and 5.58 in the 40... 4.91 short shuttle... 8.28 three-cone... 29" vertical... 8'2" broad jump and also did 19 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6016, 295 pounds.

CINCINNATI (March 10th) senior cornerback DAVEN HOLLY ran between 4.32 and 4.36 in the 40... some had him as fast as 4.28... weighed in at 5100, 187 pounds... he's a former wide receiver turned cornerback who has less than two full years at his new position, but is growing and getting better every day... type of kid that is going to soar on draft day... entered the off-season as a possible 4th-5th rounder, but could now go as high as the top of the 3rd round if not earlier... senior linebacker/defensive end TRENT COLE ran 4.70 in the 40... 4.22 short shuttle... 6.98 three-cone... 38" vertical... 10'4" broad jump and also did 15 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6020, 245 pounds... complete his workout while suffering from a bit of a pulled hamstring... did positional drills at both end and linebacker... senior defensive end/linebacker ANDRE FRAZIER ran between 4.65 and 4.72 in the 40... senior quarterback GINO GUIDUGLI did positional and passing drills... he has impressed teams with his toughness, intangibles and many have gone back to review more of his game films from last season, as he threw just one interception in his final 142 pass attempts, while also throwing 14 touchdowns in the same period of time... a total of 30 teams were in attendance for this Pro Day, plus the Chicago Bears had sent a scout over the previous day... they will have a second Pro Day on April 4th.

USC (March 10th) wide receiver MIKE WILLIAMS had at least ten members of Tampa Bay's staff in attendance for his workout, including their head coach and GM... he also stated that Carolina, Miami, Tennessee and Washington asked him to do additional workouts, and spent the most time speaking with him after the workout... former San Francisco third-round draft pick, quarterback GIOVANNI CARMAZZI, was the quarterback for the passing portion of Williams' workout... he had arm troubles from 2000-2002 before being released and spending some time in the CFL... according to some who spoke with him he would have enjoyed a chance to go over to NFL Europe, but might also take an offer from the CFL or AFL if it could get him one more NFL look.

FLORIDA (March 9th) junior linebacker CHANNING CROWDER worked out at his Pro Day on Thursday... one of the biggest questions coming out of his results was the fact that he had lost ten pounds (252-to-242) over just a 10-14 day period of time, since the NFL Combine... several teams mentioned that he might not be able to retain more than 235-240 pounds during a 16-game schedule, plus they were concerned with his weight fluctuation, which is not an oddity, as many prospects have been known to add "Bulk" or "Water" weight leading up to the Combine, so that they run/workout at the max weight possible... however, it should also be noted that Crowder left the workout on Thursday without speaking to the media or others, as he was not feeling well, and according one teammate was ill leading up to the event.

INDIANA (March 9th) senior HERANA-DAZE JONES ran between 4.50 and 4.58 in the 40... 43" vertical... 4.28/4.31 short shuttle... 6.81 three-cone... 10'4" broad jump... weighed in at 5106, 211 pounds... senior wide receiver COURTNEY ROBY did only positional drills, as he was satisfied with his results from the Combine... senior defensive lineman JODIE CLEMONS ran between 4.92 and 5.00 in the 40... 4.45 short shuttle... 7.42 three-cone... 34" vertical... 8'5" broad jump and 22 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6016, 288 pounds... under-sized interior defender who will need to bulk up to the 300-pound range in order to handle himself at the next level... senior center CHRIS JAHNKE ran between 5.38 and 5.42 in the 40... 4.72 short shuttle... 7.88 three-cone... 30" vertical... 7'10" broad jump and also did 22 reps of 225 pounds... weighed in at 6052, 308 pounds... former tight end that can also play some guard... senior tight end AARON HALTERMAN ran between 4.88 and 4.92 in the 40... 1.68 10-yard... 2.81 20-yard... 4.22 short shuttle... 6.92 three-cone... 33.5" vertical... 9'2" broad jump and also did 20 reps of 225 pounds... 33.5" arms and 10" hands... weighed in at 6045, 262 pounds... senior quarterback MATT LOVECCHIO ran between 4.71 and 4.75 in the 40... 4.28 short shuttle... 6.96 three-cone... 33" vertical... 8'11" broad jump... weighed in at 6031, 218 pounds... there have never been too many questions about his physical tools, but his decision-making, arm strength and ability to play consistently have not been noticeable, since his freshman year at Notre Dame... a total of 12 teams were in attendance for this workout.

PRO DAY SCHEDULE NEWS & NOTES:

Former FLORIDA STATE (March 29th) quarterback ADRIAN MCPHERSON will not be working out at Florida State's Pro Day, as he continues to rehab from a pulled quad muscle suffered at the Combine... his official Pro Day will be held on MARCH 29th at SOUTHEAST High School in Bradenton, Florida, starting at 11:00AM... he will do a full compliment of positional drills, as well as a full workout... please contact his player representation for more details.

PITTSBURGH (March 15th) will hold their first Pro Day on March 15th, but the best potential football prospect on their campus will not be available to workout, as he is preparing for the NCAA basketball tournament... senior power forward CHEVON TROUTMAN has been contacted by nearly half-a-dozen NFL teams about setting up private workouts for him once the Panthers finish their basketball season... he is 6066, 245 pounds, and the strength and conditioning coach says he has 43" arms, which would lead to a 86" wingspan... has not played football since, high school, where he was a tight end and defensive end... but would have to choose between going to pre-draft NBA camps or signing with an NFL team within the next few months... don't be surprised if this a name called at the end of the NFL Draft based solely on his upside potential should he decide to become a full-time football player... there is also another current NCAA basketball player, Kentucky forward CHARLES HAYES, JR., who has also fielded a few calls from NFL teams, regarding his possible interest in working out once his basketball campaign is complete... he is 6054, 245 pounds... strong, athletic kid who would have all the necessary physical tools to earn more than a pedestrian look in terms of converting from basketball forward to football tight end.

BALL STATE (March 15th) junior wide receiver DANTE RIDGEWAY will run the 40-yard dash for scouts again at his Pro Day on March 15th... the fastest clock at the Combine had him coming across at 4.51 in the 40, according to Ridgeway, who has been training in New Orleans with Coach Tom Shaw... senior safety Justin Beriault and senior punter Reggie Hodges will also be working out at their Pro Day.

NORTHERN ARIZONA (March 15th) senior punter/kicker PAUL ERNSTER had a very solid private workout for the Cincinnati Bengals on March 9th... showed good all-around leg strength on both his punts and kickoffs... his official Pro Days will be March 15th and March 29th.

MARYLAND (March 16th) senior offensive tackle LOUIS LOMARDO (#79) will perform a full workout at his Pro Day on March 16th... he is 6046, 308 pounds... 5.20/5.25 in the 40... 425-pound bench press... 675-pound squat... may move inside to guard... used mostly a reserve before starting at right tackle this season... has had some problems with his left ankle... good technique... has not been called for many penalties... under-rated ACC blocker... with some upside to become a steady swingman-type performer.

TOWSON STATE, MD (March 16th) senior defensive back P.D. MOORE (#24) will be available to workout for scouts who are in the area for Maryland's Pro Day... please contact the school for more info... he is 5096, 195 pounds... 4.52/4.58 in the 40... strong safety with some good ball skills...

UT-CHATTANOOGA (March 17th) senior wide receiver ALONZO NIX has been running between 4.31 and 4.38 in the 40... currently, he weighs 5115, 191 pounds... was estimated between 4.50 and 4.55 this past spring, while his weight was estimated at just over 180 pounds... his Pro Day is scheduled for March 17th, which is the day after the Pro Day at the University of Tennessee.

ALBANY, NY (March 17th, 28th) senior prospects will be available on both dates, as the first Pro Day, March 17th, follows Syracuse, which is on March 16th.

COLORADO OF THE MINES (March 17th) senior quarterback CHAD FRIEHAUF has received a lot of calls requesting additional information and game films, as teams try to get a firm evaluation on him leading up to his Pro Days, which will take place on March 17th, March 24th and April 2nd.

SAGINAW VALLEY STATE (March 17th) senior quarterback MARK RADLINSKI will be performing a full workout that day along with senior offensive tackle TODD HERREMANS and senior tight end NICK BRZEZINSKI, a former Duke transfer, who ran between 4.70 and 4.78 in the 40... 29" vertical and 9'1" broad jump at Duke's Pro Day... he is 6041, 258 pounds... has dealt with some knee problems during his college career.

CITADEL (March 18th) will be holding their Pro Day on March 18th... senior running back/fullback NEHEMIAH BROUGHTON, senior linebacker JULIAN WEST and senior long snapper/tight end ROSS ARMSTRONG will all be present... Armstrong (#87) is very similar to former Connecticut tight end/deep snapper Tommy Collins, who garnered some attention leading up to the 2003 NFL Draft... he is 6026, 245 pounds... has been timed between 4.7 and 4.8 in the 40 by the coaching staff... Broughton has said he will run the 40-yard dash again, while trying to improve his results in the vertical and broad jump... also said that he has been told that he scored an 18 on the Wonderlic.

HOUSTON (March 22nd) senior tight end STEPHEN CUCCI will have his Pro Day on March 22nd... has already been closely monitored by several teams, as a solid second day draft choice... several teams plan to have him in for private visits after his Pro Day, including Philadelphia.

USC (March 23rd) senior tight end GREGG GUENTHER, who did not play this past season, as he planned to concentrate on basketball, will be available to workout at the school's Pro Day on March 23rd... he is 6066, 250 pounds... ran between 4.90 and 5.00 in the past... but has been bothered by back problems, which was another reason he planned to leave football behind for basketball.

YALE (March 23rd) senior quarterback ALVIN COWAN (#10) will be working out at Texas' Pro Day... the Austin, Texas native is currently 6013, 214 pounds... terrific two-way signal caller who has more arm strength and mobility than advertised... worth keeping tabs on his Pro Day.

UCLA (March 24th) senior fullback MANUEL WHITE will be doing his official Pro Day, as part of Hawaii's Pro Day on March 24th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California... he should be at 100%, and will do a full compliment of positional drills, as well as a full workout.

SE MISSOURI STATE (March 24th) senior tight end RAY GOODSON, who was the leading pass catching tight end over the past two years, will be working out for scouts on March 24th, but will also be available to workout on March 23rd at Southern Illinois' Pro Day, as well... currently, he is 6037, 245 pounds... has been running in the 4.8 range, which is far superior to the 5.00 times posted last spring.

COLORADO STATE (March 24th) senior offensive lineman ERIK PEARS will be in attendance for his Pro Day on March 24th, although he will not be able to workout for scouts due to the fact that he is still rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn labrum... the doctors that performed the surgery say he is already ahead of their schedule... and expect him to be ready for the start of training camp... he plans to be available for interviews or to watch game film with scouts/coaches at the Pro Day.

MAINE (March 25th) senior defensive end MARCUS WALTON will perform a full workout for scouts at his Pro Day on March 25th... he is 6022, 255 pounds... also is waiting for word on whether he will be able to workout at Rutgers' Pro Day, which is March 21st, since he was a former record-setting running back in that area... his workout numbers could make scouts go back and further evaluate more of his game films from the past few years.

NEBRASKA senior linebacker BARRETT RUUD has received additional attention from Baltimore, Kansas City, New Orleans, Oakland and Tampa Bay during both the NFL Combine and his recent Pro Day. It should be noted that both Oakland and Tampa Bay were the coaching staffs at the Senior Bowl, which allowed them greater access to a guy like Ruud, who participated in the game.

OHIO STATE senior defensive back DUSTIN FOX has received additional attention from Indianapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis during both the NFL Combine and his recent Pro Day.

DELAWARE senior cornerback/return man SIDNEY HAUGABROOK has received additional interest from Green Bay, New England, NY Giants and Pittsburgh, since his Pro Day.

SAN DIEGO STATE senior linebacker KIRK MORRISON interviewed with Carolina, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New England, New Orleans, Philadelphia and San Diego at the NFL Combine... meanwhile, Baltimore and Green Bay have shown additional attention, since the Combine, as teams are viewing him as an ILB in 3-4, MLB in 4-3 or WLB in 4-3.

WOOSTER, MA senior running back TONY SUTTON, a Division III prospect who played in this year's Hula Bowl, had received attention from Baltimore, Houston, Jacksonville, San Francisco and St. Louis.

UTAH senior safety/return man MORGAN SCALLEY has received additional attention from Kansas City and Miami, since his Pro Day.

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*Next Level Scouting Staff members Justin Van Fulpen, Josh Buchanan, Dean Zarafonetis and Jared Van Fulpen also contributed to this report.

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