DraftFix: Pro Days - Florida, Mississippi State, Texas, Miami

Over the last few weeks, we've been updating you on how draft prospects are faring at most of the main pro day workouts.


After a down year, the Gators have less NFL talent than usual but defensive lineman Taven Bryan could be a first round pick after a great combine. He just did positional drills yesterday.

Cornerback Duke Dawson, who ran 4.46 at the combine, impressed with a 6.78 three cone drill. Another defensive back, Marcell Harris, opted not to run.

Wide receiver Antonio Callaway had mixed results as he needed to impress scouts after missing the 2017 season due to off-field issues. He looked good catching passes, but also dropped a few and looked gassed. He ran a good three cone drill in the 6.7 range.

Florida has two of this year's best specialists in kicker Eddy Pineiro and punter Johnny Townsend. Pineiro missed a few kicks in windy conditions.


The Hurricane's 2018 draft class is led by three mid-round defensive linemen that could be options when the Jets pick in the 3rd round - Chad Thomas, RJ McIntosh and Kendrick Norton. Thomas said he had dropped a few pounds and ran better than at the combine.

Mark Walton's stock dropped at the combine as he ran poorly coming off an ankle injury. He made big gains yesterday by reportedly running the 40-yard dash in under 4.5 seconds.

Slot receiver Braxton Berrios - also a good return man - also had a big day with a 40 timed in the 4.35-to-4.47 range, 6.76 three cone and 36 inch vertical.

Others on hand included offensive lineman KC McDermott, tight end Chris Herndon and kicker Michael Badgley.

Mississippi State

Offensive lineman Martinas Rankin didn't run but posted a 29" vertical and 108" broad jump. Both are above average.

Tight end Jordan Thomas, a possible late-round pick, ran a 4.69 40-yard dash, a slight improvement on his combine time.


Defensive tackle Poona Ford was the big story at Texas' pro day because he was one of the highest profile combine snubs. His 111" broad jump and 7.4 three-cone drill would have placed him in the top five at the combine. He ran sub-5.2 and posted 25 bench press reps.

Offensive Connor Williams, linebacker Malik Jefferson and safety DeShon Elliott are three of the Longhorns' top prospects. All three opted to stick with their combine numbers but impressed in positional drills.

Running back Chris Warren ran an impressive time in the low 4.5's for the 40-yard dash at 250 pounds.

Defensive back Holton Hill and punter Michael Dickson are also draftable prospects.


Defensive tackle Steven Richardson has the best chance of being drafted from the Golden Gophers. He did his chances no harm with 31 bench press reps and a 28 inch vertical.

Tight end Nate Wozniak, who is just under 6'10", impressed with a 32.5-inch vertical and 113-inch broad jump.

Utah State

The big story at USU's pro day was that Washington State quarterback Luke Falk worked out and had an impressive performance, showing better than expected accuracy and arm strength.

USU's best prospect, cornerback Jalen Davis had a big day, running 4.43 in the 40-yard dash and posting good agility and explosiveness numbers.

Up next - UCF, Louisville (March 29th)