Oklahoma State and Wyoming were the big workouts today, but the pro day events got underway early this morning at Wagner – our first stop. Also included are notes from the New Mexico State pro day and some additional notes on Princeton’s pro day planned for later this week.
Wagner Pro Day
Approximately 14 teams were on hand at Wagner this morning, primarily to watch the school’s two Shrine Game participants, linebacker Cam Gill and defensive lineman Chris Williams.
Gill weighed in at 232 pounds, 6 pounds less than his weight from Shrine week. He completed 21 reps on the bench, touched 34 inches in the vertical and 10-foot-2 in the broad jump. His 40-yard dash times averaged around 4.58 seconds on an outside turf in cool windy conditions.
Ironically Gill, who projects to outside linebacker in a 4-3 or on the inside in a 3-4 alignment, did not do linebacker drills. Rather, he completed defensive line drills and a few defensive back drills, which were run by the Cleveland Browns.
Williams, who I feel is a very underrated defensive tackle, completed 27 reps on the bench but was given credit for just 23 after not locking out. He touched 28 inches in the vertical jump, 9-foot-1 in the broad jump, and timed the 40-yard dash between 5.13 to 5.19 seconds.
The New York Giants had their defensive line coach on hand to run Williams’ workout and he’s also receiving interest from the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles.
The Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, and Seattle Seahawks were just a few of the teams on hand.
Oklahoma State Pro Day
There was a large crowd on hand for Oklahoma State’s pro day workout as 30 of the league’s teams attended. The big draw was Cowboys cornerback A.J. Green.
Those on hand included Los Angeles Chargers national scout Tom McConnaughey, Marquis Pendleton of the New York Giants, Davis Whittington of the Washington Redskins, and Alonzo Highsmith of the Seattle Seahawks.
Green improved on many of his marks from the Scouting Combine. He timed in the low 4.5’s in the 40-yard dash (I’m told around 4.53), significantly quicker than his time of 4.62 seconds at the Combine.
Green weighed in at 197 pounds, five less than in Indianapolis, and touched 34 inches in the vertical jump and 9-foot-6 in the broad jump. He looked good in position drills, which were conducted by the Las Vegas Raiders.
Offensive lineman Marcus Keyes was another prospect who looked good in position drills, displaying violent hand punch and the ability to play with knee bend and leverage throughout the session.
Keyes measured 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds with an arm length of 33 5/8 inches.
The Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks are all showing interest in Keyes.
Wyoming Pro Day
More than a dozen teams were on hand in Laramie, Wyoming today for their pro day and just about all were on hand to watch fast rising linebacker Logan Wilson.
Wilson stood on his Combine numbers, which included a 40 time of 4.63 seconds, 7.07 seconds in the three cone and 21 reps on the bench. Wilson did participate in position drills, which were run by Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.
Yesterday, Wilson met one-on-one with the Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals. Today, he met with the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots.
New Mexico State Pro Day
NMSU running back Jason Huntley was not even mentioned by scouts entering the season. But a campaign that included 1,090 rushing yards with 9 touchdowns to go with 40 receptions and two more scores put him on the radar.
Today, in front of more than a dozen teams, Huntley further defined why he’s a next-level prospect.
Measuring in at 5-foot8.5 and 190 pounds, the running back completed 21 reps on the bench, touched 39.5 inches in the vertical jump and 10-foot-11 in the broad jump. His 40-yard dash timed between 4.40 to 4.43 seconds.
Huntley met with a bunch of teams, including the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, Las Vegas Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Bucs.
Additional Pro Day Notes
I’m told the Princeton pro day, scheduled for Thursday, won’t be affected despite the school closing down in two weeks’ time due to the Coronavirus. A big crowd is expected on hand to watch Shrine and Combine participant Kevin Davidson throw the ball.
Davidson will have two relatively well-known targets to pass the ball to, as Marcus Simms and Leonte Carroo will also be participating in the workout.
Carroo was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, played three years, then sat on the sidelines in 2019. Simms entered last July’s supplemental draft but did not get selected. He then signed as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was eventually waived with an injury designation.
Also, circling back to yesterday’s Illinois pro day, I can tell you the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles are showing interest in linebacker Dele Harding.