NFL Pro Day News and Rumors: New Orleans Saints workout UTSA CB Tariq Woolen

Here is the latest news and rumors from the UTSA Pro Day with eyes on the 2022 NFL Draft and record-setting cornerback Tariq Woolen.

The pro day at UTSA was a long-awaited affair and took almost four hours to complete. It was, however, attended by some heavy-hitters. Here’s the latest news and rumors from the UTSA Pro Day with eyes towards the 2022 NFL Draft.

NFL Pro Day News and Rumors: UTSA CB Tariq Woolen works individually with select teams

Cornerback Tariq Woolen stood on most of his terrific numbers from the Combine. I’m told he did participate in the broad jump and touched 10’11”. Woolen ran the 40-yard dash in a record-setting 4.26 seconds. He shattered the record for any athlete at the Combine who stood at least 6’4″.

Woolen was worked hard in position drills by New Orleans Saints assistant secondary coach Cory Robinson. Teams know Woolen is a great athlete and incredibly fast moving forward. The question is, how long will it take for him to get the natural feel of backpedaling and then flipping his hips without losing balance or momentum?

Currently, Woolen is ranked as an easy Day 2 prospect on the Pro Football Network Consensus Big Board.

Who else shined at UTSA’s Pro Day?

Another New Orleans assistant coach, Zach Strief, worked out offensive lineman Spencer Burford. A Senior Bowl athlete, Burford held his own against a variety of tough pass rushers during his UTSA career.

Running back Sincere McCormick improved on his 40 time from the Combine, clocking in the low-to-mid 4.5s. The average time seemed to be around 4.54 seconds. He completed 21 reps on the bench and looked good in drills, which were run in part by Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio. McCormick also met at length with the New England Patriots last night.

Linebacker Clarence Hicks beat expectations, timing the 40 at 4.48 seconds and reaching 10’2″ in the broad jump. Hicks measured just under 6’2″ and 225 pounds. Lake Dawson of the Seattle Seahawks was also on hand for the workout.

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