2015 Pro Days Notebook – Part I

Pro days began this past week, and we will see many of them through the month of March. Each Sunday I will update some of the highlights of the past week's pro day performers. Minnesota Maxx Williams - Maxx did not run as well as expected at Indy. I thought that he may try to improve on that performance at the Minnesota pro day, but he chose to stay with his Indy numbers. That tell us one thing: He knows he isn’t as fast as he looks on tape. David Cobb - David injured his quad at Indy and was unable to compete at his pro day. He will reschedule for some time in early April. Virginia Eli Harold – OLB - With his strong combine performance, Eli only did position drills and looked very good both playing on his feet and with his hand on the ground. Max Valles – OLB - Max needed to run better than he did at Indy and did just that, but still it wasn’t fast enough to get him into the second round. He ran 4.88 and 4.83 this week. He also improved on his jumps with a 9’9 long jump and a 36” vertical. Like Harold, Valles looked good doing position drills. Anthony Harris – DS - Harris was injured and did not workout. He will try and work for coaches in about a month. Auburn Sammie Coates – WR - He did just positional drills and looked good. The question on Coates is his hands and that was not answered. He had some double catches and just doesn’t look like a natural hands catcher. Corey Grant – RB - Grant was not at Indy and made the most of his pro day running the 40 in 4.29 – 4.31. He also had a 37” VJ and a 10’7” LJ. As fast as he is, Grant has some straight line to him but with that speed still might get drafted late. Angelo Blackson – DT - At 6045 – 315, Blackson ran a 4.98. That will only help him Pittsburgh T.J. Clemmingsafter a so-so Senior Bowl, Clemmings need to have a strong Combine and pro day. That’s exactly what happened. After he posted good numbers at Indy, Clemmings just did position drills and from what I her, some O-Line coaches came away very impressed. Wake Forest Kevin Johnson – DC - I was hoping that Johnson would run again but he chose to stay with his Indy numbers. Scouts have told me he looked outstanding doing the positional drills. Nebraska Ameer Abdullah – RBThrow out the 40, and Abdullah had an outstanding Combine performance. At the Nebraska pro day, he showed what a competitor he is by running the 40 again. It was a smart move as he run 4.53 – 4.55. Randy Gregory – DE/OLBHe weighed in at 238 and both coaches and scouts came away with the feeling that Gregory will never be more than 250 – 255. The consensus is now that he has to be a 3-4 OLB. He looked good dropping into space and his transition was also good. Kenny Bell – WR – He helped himself running a 4.38 in the 40. Ole Miss Cody Prewitt – DS – Prewitt needed to run much better after he showed very average speed at Indy. He came away as the star of the show with times of 4.47 and 4.49. With the safety class being average, those times will really help Prewitt’s cause. Senquez Golson – DC – He stayed with his Combine numbers but look very quick and explosive doing the DB drills. His problem his lack of ideal height. At 5086, some teams will have him off their boards. Follow Greg on Twitter @greggabe

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