There hasn’t been a Utah State player selected in the NFL Draft since 2007, when G Shawn Murphy was chosen in the fourth round and WR Kevin Robinson in the sixth, but that didn’t stop 14 NFL teams from showing up March 3 in hopes of finding the next Donald Penn. The Buccaneers’ offensive tackle and former Aggie, undrafted in 2007, went to his first Pro Bowl in 2010.
Twelve players worked out Thursday indoors on FieldTurf. Top prospect Curtis Marsh was not among them. The cornerback will work out at Utah State’s second pro day, to be held March 29.
Among the notable performances:
CB Chris Randle (5-foot-10½, 191 pounds) — Randle ran a 4.59 and 4.62 in the 40-yard dash, 4.48 in the short shuttle and a 7.21 in the three-cone drill. He had a 10-foot, 7-inch broad jump, 37-inch vertical jump and posted 14 bench-press repititions at 225 pounds.
S Rajric Coleman (6-foot-0 7/8, 196) — Coleman ran a 4.50 and 4.59 in the 40, a 4.30 short shuttle and a 7.24 three-cone drill. He recorded a 9-foot, 11-inch broad jump, 34.5-inch vertical jump and 11 reps on the bench.
QB Diondre Borel (6-foot, 199) — Borel, trying to catch on as a wide receiver in the pros, ran a 4.53 and 4.50 in the 40, a 4.30 short shuttle and 7.24-second three-cone drill. He had a 9-foot, 11-inch broad jump, 32.5-inch vertical jump and 11 bench-press reps.
Other schools holding pro days March 3 were Wyoming and Division II Lindenwood.
Four players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.
The best performance of the day came from S Chris Prosinski (6-foot-0 1/8, 201) who posted a 4.39 and 4.44 in the 40, a 4.28-second short shuttle and a 6.85 three-cone drill. Prosinski recorded an 11-foot, 2-inch broad jump, 39.5-inch vertical and 14 strength lifts.
CB Marcell Gipson (5-9 5/8, 194) — Gipson ran a 4.50 and 4.53 in the 40, a 4.25 in the short shuttle and 6.91 in the three-cone drill. He had a 9-foot, 11-inch broad jump, 33-inch vertical jump and 21 strength lifts.
WR David Leonard (6-foot-0 3/4, 204) — Leonard ran a 4.64 and 4.55 40, a 4.21 short shuttle and 6.93 three-cone drill. He posted a 9-foot, 11-inch broad jump and a 32-inch vertical jump. Leonard chose not to participate in the bench press.
The best performer was WR Jamere Holland (5-foot-11 1/4, 191). With 10-15 mph winds blowing, Holland ran a 4.50 40 against the wind and a 4.41 with the wind as well as a 4.37 short shuttle and a 6.93-second three-cone drill. He recorded a 10-foot, 3-inch broad jump, a 35.5-inch vertical jump and 14 bench-press repititions.
Ten teams were on hand March 4 for Weber State‘s pro day. Five players took part.
Most of the day’s events were done indoors, with the exception of the 40-yard dash and three-cone drill, which were run outdoors on FieldTurf.
Among the notable performances was S Jordan Brown (6-foot-1 7/8, 198), who looked very good working out. Brown ran a 4.47 and 4.45 40, a 4.23 short shuttle and 6.78 three-cone drill. He posted a 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump, a 32.5-inch vertical jump and 12 bench-press reps.
WR Joe Collins (6-foot-0 1/4, 186) — Collins ran a 4.59 and 4.55 in the 40, a 4.59 short shuttle and 7.18 three-cone drill. Collins had a 10-foot broad jump, 31.5 vertical and 15 bench-press reps.
QB Cameron Higgins (6-foot-1 1/4, 200) — Higgins ran a 4.75 and 4.73 in the 40, a 4.41 in the short shuttle and a 7.16 in the three-cone. He added a 9-foot, 5-inch broad jump and a 35.5-inch vertical. Higgins chose not to participate in the bench press.
WR Mike Phillips (6-foot-0 5/8, 195) — Phillips ran 4.53 and 4.50 in the 40, a 4.52 short shuttle and a 6.98 three-cone drill. He recorded a 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump, a 30-inch vertical jump and 13 bench-press reps.