There was a massive crowd of NFL decision-makers on hand for the Georgia Pro Day. As the Bulldogs’ defense has as many as four players that could end up in the first round of the NFL Draft, here are the early pro day news and rumors as teams were leaving the workout.
NFL Pro Day Rumors: Georgia defenders steal the show
All three Georgia defensive linemen — Jordan Davis, Travon Walker, Devonte Wyatt — performed brilliantly. Some said Wyatt looked the best of the trio. The belief leaving the
workout is Davis and Walker locked themselves up as top-10 picks; Wyatt looks assured to be a first-rounder.
Los Angeles Chargers on hand for Jordan Davis?
The Los Angeles Chargers had a heavy contingency on hand. They openly said the player
they covet is Davis, but they understand they will have to trade up into the top 12 to have any chance of snatching him.
Davis currently ranks as the sixth-best player on the Pro Football Network Consensus Big Board. He is the highest-ranked of the Georgia trio after his record-setting Combine performance.
Other NFL teams in play in Athens
The Arizona Cardinals were on hand specifically to work out cornerback Derion Kendrick — who disappointed. He was slow in the 40-yard dash (high 4.6s), looked stiff, and the Cardinals were open on how unimpressed they were with his performance.
Half a dozen offensive line coaches were on hand for both Jamaree Salyer and Justin Shaffer. Scouts left the workout believing Salyer — Georgia’s left tackle — will have to play
guard in the NFL due to the lack of height and stiffness in his game. They were impressed
with Shaffer, who is slightly taller and more athletic than his teammate.
Linebacker Nakobe Dean did not run today — he also didn’t run at the Combine. I’m told an
April workout is on the schedule for Dean.
NFL Pro Day Rumors: Pass rushers
In the middle of the pro day circuit for the 2022 NFL Draft, it should be no surprise that edge defenders are drawing significant headlines.
Georgia edge defender Adam Anderson holds private workout
On Tuesday night, 17 teams went to a high school near Georgia’s campus to watch pass rusher Adam Anderson workout. Anderson entered the season graded as a potential first-round pick and one of the top senior prospects in the nation.
He was off to a good start, then had his season come to an immediate halt after serious legal accusations came to light.
Anderson measured 6’4″, 237 pounds, and timed the 40 in the mid 4.5s. He also touched 39 inches in the vertical jump and 11’1″ in the broad jump. Anderson’s future is in a holding pattern right now. The investigation into the charges levied against Anderson is still ongoing.
Carson Wells shows off at Colorado Pro Day
It was primarily scouts who showed up at the Colorado Pro Day. Shrine Bowl participant Carson Wells stole the show. Wells measured in at 6’2 3/4″ and 241 pounds. The linebacker completed 16 reps on the bench, touched 35 inches in the vertical, and 9’9″ in the broad.
Scouts estimated Wells would run 4.80s in the 40, but he turned in official times of 4.57s and 4.62 seconds, with a 10-yard split of 1.62 seconds. His best time in the three-cone was 7.11 seconds.
Wells was interviewed at length by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Texans yesterday. Veteran Nate Landman did the shuttles, timing a super quick 6.88 seconds in the three-cone.
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