TFY Pro-Day Workouts: Week of March 4th

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    March 6th

    Mississippi State

    Twenty-five teams were on hand for the Mississippi State pro-day, including a handful of defensive coordinators from around the league.

    As is the case with most pro-days, the forty time, especially for cornerback Jonathan Banks, were all over the place. Some teams had him in the low 4.5’s (4.51) while others timed him in the mid 4.6’s (4.64). In the end his official time is likely to reside somewhere around 4.58s. Banks did look good in drills, in fact much better than his combine showing. He was relaxed throughout the workout, quickly getting out of breaks and showing good hands for the interception. As we reported earlier, something later confirmed when the workout was complete, the New England Patriots seem very interested in Banks.

    Fast rising cornerback Darius Slay sat on the sidelines after reportedly popping a hamstring warming up before the workout. There’s still a belief he could be drafted before Banks.

    Defensive lineman Josh Boyd was the focus of attention and really impressed teams on hand. Boyd checked in at 305-pounds, five less than his combine weight, and his workout was run by the New York Giants. During drills Boyd was fluid and easily moved about the field. His marks of 4.98s in the forty, 4.49s in the short shuttle and 29-inches in the vertical jump were improvements from his combine performance.

    Chad Bumphis was another who stood out to the scouts on hand. The recievers marks included forty times which ranged from 4.52s-to-4.59s, 17-reps on the bench, 34-inch vertical jump and

    March 5th


    While the Tuskegee pro-day takes place later this afternoon, the teams star running back, Derrick Washington, actually participated in Troy State’s pro-day yesterday.

    Washington timed in the 4.6’s after tipping the scale at 226-pounds. He posted marks of 31.5-inches in the vertical jump, 9′-3” in the broad and 19-reps on the bench. Washington will also participate in position drills during pro-day at Tuskegee today.

    Many may remember Washington from his days at Missouri, when he looked like a promising NFL prospect. His college career was eventually derailed by a sexual assault allegation, which eventually sent him to jail for four month. He made a triumphant return to the field this season posting 1679-yards rushing with 14 touchdowns at Tuskegee.

    The New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots are showing a lot of interest in Washington.

    March 4th

    Arkansas Pine Bluff
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    OK, now this I question.
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    March 7th

    Florida International

    The hardest working man on the field during FIU pro-day was Tourek Williams. After timing under 4.7s in the forty (as fast as 4.65 on some watches), Williams was put through an exhaustive battery of defensive line and linebacker drills. Scouts say he looked terrific during defensive line drills, run by the Tennessee Titans, and really showed well during bag drills. When the Pittsburgh Steelers ran Williams through linebacker drills he showed some stiffness in the early going then loosened up and looked smooth in pass coverage exercises. With the need for big, athletic linebackers who can line up in a 3-4 alignment it would be surprising if Williams makes it out of the early part of day three.

    New Mexico

    Both Lucas Reed and Lamar Thomas carried the momentum of the day and after some terrific marks in testing, each stood out in pass catching drills.
    Reed’s forty time of 4.68s would have ranked as top five at the combine. His short shuttle time (4.08s) was by far the best of any tight end who ran at the combine. Reed caught the ball well during the practice session, snatching several fast passes out of the air and displaying consistent hands.
    For his part Lamar Thomas also looked good. After running 4.35s in the forty Thomas was exceptional in pass catching drills. He ran terrific routes, displayed soft hands and really impressed those on hand.

    Reed will be a last day pick while Thomas will surely find his way into a camp. As mentioned earlier, with weapons at their disposal such as Reed and Thomas, scouts at the pro-day wondered aloud why New Mexico did not throw the ball more in 2012.


    If there were any questions about his passing skills leaving the combine, Ryan Nassib answered them all today with an impressive pro-day workout. The signal caller threw 75 passes under the guidance of his coaches, former NFL offensive coordinator Paul Hackett and former All Pro signal caller Ken Anderson. All but four passes were caught. Three passes were dropped by receivers while the fourth was a catchable pass yet just slightly high of the mark at the end of the workout.

    Nassib significantly improved his downfield accuracy and the placement of his deep outs. The long passes did not float as much as they had in the past and all his throws had excellent speed. Most impressive was the accuracy and speed Nassib displayed on his move throws late in the workout. Despite the grinding routine throughout the workout Nassib swiftly sprinted outside the tackle box and was dead on passing in motion.
    Nassib is scheduled to have dinner with the New York Jets this evening, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg included.
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    Tony Pauline ‏@TonyPauline
    Also, Tourek Williams/DE-OLB/FIU terrific at pro-day. Worked to the bone; Tennessee Titans ran d-line drills & Pittsburgh Steelers LB drill
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    2 hrs Tony Pauline ‏@TonyPauline
    Hear Jonathan Cyprien/S official 40-time from pro-day coming down closer to notes from FIU & UNM posted:
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    March 8th
    Ohio State

    Jonathan Hankins/DT: Participated only in position drills. Tipped the scale in the low 320’s. Looked solid moving around the field yet not very explosive.

    Jake Stoneburner/TE: Shaved .1 from his combine forty, running as fast as 4.52s on some watches. Unlike the past when the Buckeyes ran the forty on a piece of very fast track, Stoneburner ran his forty on field turf, so the time is legitimate. He was terrific in pass catching drills and caught everything thrown in his direction. Definitely a tight end on the rise.
    Reid Fragel/T: Look physically impressive and passed the eyeball test. Turned in a solid performance during position drills.

    Troy Smith/QB: The former Buckeye was the practice quarterback today and by all accounts looked solid. As we posted earlier, he told people he’s ready “to move on to the next phase of his life,” but is more than happy to give pro-football another try “if I get a call from an NFL team”

    Texas A&M

    Damontre Moore/OLB-DE: As posted earlier Moore was timed between 4.27s-to-4.34s in the short shuttle, 7.07s in the three cone and completed 19 reps on the bench. He then completed position drills to mixed reviews. Overall people we spoke with said Moore did not look all that athletic as he was straight up and down in bag drills and was not very fluid moving about the field. We were alerted to the fact that Moore evidently tweaked his hamstring during the 3-cone, which he was not scheduled to run. Fact is people from Texas A&M were not surprised by Moore’s poor forty time or the fact he’s come across as marginally athletic; that’s the type of prospect he is though everyone points out he’s a tremendous football player. Since the combine one name keeps popping into my mind when comparing Moore’s athletic workouts versus his play on the field; Terrell Suggs.

    Ryan Swope/WR: By all accounts Swope dazzled during pass catching drills. He ran crisp routes and caught everything thrown in his direction. His position work today along with his combine performance has Swope heading into the late part of round two.

    Luke Joeckel/T: Joeckel looked significantly better in position drills compared to his combine performance. It was brought to my attention that while Joeckel really looked good in bag drills during pro-day they did not do much in the way of footwork or pass slide drills.

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