The Temple pro day is finished and NFL teams were very impressed with several of the prospects who took part.
After his tremendous 40 time, running back Bernard Pierce looked terrific in pass catching drills. The junior ran both short and deep routes, looking equally effective in both. He was natural catching the ball and at one point made an impressive fingertip grab. Pierce has solidified himself in the second tier of running backs next April and ranks as a potential top-75 choice.
Fellow combine invitee Evan Rodriquez rested on his 40 time from Indianapolis (4.53 seconds), but was another who stood out in pass catching drills. Rodriquez lined-up at tight end, fullback and H-back during position drills, looking smooth in all areas.
Receiver Rod Streater and tight end Matt Balasavage were two more that stood out catching the ball. That's a good sign for both as Streater (19 receptions) and Balasavage (one reception) had minimal offensive production last season. Both will now be brought into a camp after the draft.