Memphis Pro Day focuses on Dontari Poe, Ronald Leary
Pair get scouts' attention as 10 work out
By Phil Stukenborg
Thursday's Pro Day at the University of Memphis was an opportunity for Tiger defensive tackle Dontari Poe to bask in the aftermath of a stellar showing at last month's NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
It was a chance for offensive lineman Ronald Leary to get his props, too.
Leary, not as heralded as projected first-round pick Poe, also participated in last month's combine, and he followed a solid performance at Indy with a brief but impressive outing at the Murphy Athletic Complex before about 20 NFL scouts and a small crowd of ex-teammates, agents, family, friends and media.
Leary, who has been training in Miami, will work out next week in Memphis for the Dallas Cowboys and then travel to Dallas, Carolina and St. Louis. He said multiple scouts told him Thursday he looked better than he did at the combine.