by Joe Fortenbaugh
March 18, 02010
Quarterback Tim Tebow (6-3, 236) may have dominated the headlines on Wednesday, but several other highly regarded prospects worked out at Florida’s pro day as well.
Here’s the rundown from Gainesville on all of the players not named Tebow, with some of the numbers courtesy of Gil Brandt of NFL.com.
Defensive end Carlos Dunlap (6-5 ¾, 277) ran a 4.66 and 4.61 40-yard-dash. Dunlap also posted a 9.4 broad jump and looked very impressive during positional drills, according to Mike Mayock of NFL.com.
Tight end Aaron Hernandez (6-2 5/8, 243) continued to make his case for why he should be the first TE off the board in April. Hernandez ran a 4.58 and 4.63 40-yard-dash, 4.19 short shuttle and 6.81 three-cone drill. He also posted a 33.0 vertical jump, 9-3 broad jump and put up 30 reps on the bench press.
Cornerback Joe Haden (5-10 ¾, 189) erased some of the doubts regarding his speed by running 4.45 and 4.41 in the 40-yard-dash. Those times are a solid improvement on the 4.57 and 4.60 he ran at the combine last month—which had many pundits lowering Haden’s stock value. The cornerback also ran a 4.08 in the short shuttle.
Wide receiver Riley Cooper (6-3 3/8, 219) ran 4.15 in the short shuttle and 6.73 in the three-cone drill. He stayed on the rest of his results from the combine.
Wide receiver David Nelson (6-5 ¼, 217) ran 4.57 and 4.63 in the 40-yard-dash, although one source I talked to had Nelson in the high 4.4 to mid 4.5 range. Nelson also ran 4.07 in the short shuttle, 6.74 in the three-cone drill and 11.31 in the 60-yard shuttle. In addition, the wideout posted a 38.0 vertical jump, 10-4 broad jump and put up 16 reps on the bench. He displayed good hands during positional drills.
Offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey (6-4 3/8, 306) looked good during positional drills and posted a 27.0 vertical jump and 26 reps on the bench.
Linebacker Brandon Spikes (6-3, 253) had a disappointing day running 5.03 and 5.10 in the 40-yard-dash. Most of the talk surrounding Spikes’ performance has him dropping down draft boards.
Safety Major Wright (5-11 5/8, 204) posted a broad jump of 9-8.
Defensive lineman Jermaine Cunningham (6-2 7/8, 257, shoulder) and running back Brandon James (5-6 ½, 186, foot) did not work out due to injury.
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