Despite what has been a crazy few days inside and outside of the football world, there have been a few pro days that proceeded to take place while a couple of others previously set for next week have already been nixed. Here’s the latest.
The Temple and Vanderbilt pro day workouts, scheduled for Monday, have been canceled. And while these workouts are listed as canceled, there is word that Temple and possibly Vanderbilt could re-schedule in late March, depending on the situation.
Princeton Tigers Pro Day
The Princeton Tigers held their pro day on Thursday in front of 30 scouts from 18 different NFL teams. On hand were 7 representatives from the New York Giants, the quarterback coach from the Detroit Lions, as well as the offensive assistant coach of the New York Jets.
Quarterback Kevin Davidson was the star attraction and began the workout tossing a pass which traveled 65 yards through the air with speed. He looked good during his workout, which was scripted by former quarterback Matt Simms, throwing 67 passes of all varieties for scouts on hand.
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As mentioned earlier this week, Simms had two players with NFL experience who are trying to get back into the league at his disposal. Neither Marcus Simms or Leonte Carroo took part in any of the testing. But they did participate in position drills and caught passes from Davidson. And while Carroo was not that impressive, Simms did build a buzz for himself, catching the ball well and drawing a good amount of interest. I would expect him to be signed relatively soon.
Monmouth Hawks Pro Day
Most of the scouts who attended the Princeton pro day workout made their way to Monmouth to watch junior running back Pete Guerriero.
A bit of a surprise underclassman entry, Guerriero comes off a monster season which included 1,995 yards rushing with 19 touchdowns.
Guerriero measured 5-8 3/4 inches and weighed in at 196 pounds. He completed 18 reps on the bench press, touched 32 inches in the vertical jump and 9-foot-8 in the broad jump. His 40-yard dash times ranged from 4.47 to 4.52 seconds.
Familiarize yourself with the name Kyle Hinton, a guard from Washburn, who stole the show at the Kansas State pro day. Entering the season, Hinton was graded as a street free agent. But after his pro day workout, there’s now talk he will land in day three of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Hinton measured a shade over 6-foot-2 and weighed in at 296 pounds. He completed 34 reps on the bench and touched 34.5 inches in the vertical jump.
Hinton then scorched a pair of 40-yard dashes, timing 4.86 seconds on his first attempt and as low as 4.70 seconds on his second run. Some teams discounted his second run as they felt Hinton quick-started the attempt, though others are reporting the time. Even adding a tenth of a second brings the mark to a quick 4.80 seconds.
The San Francisco 49ers and Las Vegas Raiders had scheduled Hinton for an official 30 visit, but that has since been canceled. Teams are comparing Hinton to 6-time Pro Bowler Brian Waters, who spent 13 years in the NFL.
California Pro Day
Cal’s pro day, which was scheduled for next Friday, has been canceled. While there is talk it could be rescheduled, some players don’t intend to take the chance.
Linebacker Evan Weaver, for example, will complete the bench press, vertical jump and broad jump on film then send it out to teams.
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