DraftFix: Pro Days - Arkansas, Iowa, USF

Over the next month we'll be updating you on how draft prospects are faring at most of the main pro day workouts.


Frank Ragnow was one of the most dominating interior linemen in the country over the past two years, but missed time due to injury. After not working out at the combine, Ragnow passed his chance to prove his health with flying colors. He posted a 4.98 in the 40-yard dash and personal bests of 33.5" in the vertical and 115" in the broad jump. He also did 27 bench press reps, although he claims to have done 36 in the past.

Safety Josh Liddell was also impressive, running 4.5 and jumping 36" and 129" in the vertical and broad jumps respectively.

Knile Davis, who was a Jet for about a day and a half a year or so ago, was one of the veterans working out.


The Hawkeyes pro day was probably the biggest of the day in terms of NFL talent.

Probable first round cornerback Joshua Jackson only shaved a few hundredths off his combine 40 time, but linebacker Josey Jewell, a possible day three bargain, vastly improved his from 4.82 at the combine to 4.68.

Jackson did improve his short shuttle to 3.95 and his vertical to an impressive 40 inches. Jewell also improved his bench press from 18 to 22 and his short shuttle from 4.27 to 4.04.

Ben Niemann, another linebacker and Iowa's highest profile combine snub, ran a 4.60 in the 40. His other numbers were good too, headlined by a 6.84 three cone drill.

Talented running back Akrum Wadley had a disappointing day (4.3 short shuttle, 33" vertical, only 189 pounds) and will probably drop into the late rounds now.

On the offensive line, potential early pick James Daniels just did positional drills, but Sean Welsh improved his 40-time from 5.43 to 5.28 and his bench press from 20 to 22.


Daurice Fountain, a combine snub and East West Shrine Game standout really helped his chances by posting some terrific numbers. At 6'1" and 210 pounds, Fountain ran 4.46 and posted a 42" vertical and 134" broad jump.

Sam Houston State

Defensive tackle PJ Hall also put up some fantastic numbers for speed (4.71 40-yard dash), strength (36 bench press reps) and explosiveness (38-inch vertical) at 308 pounds. His agility numbers were poor though.

South Florida

Another defensive tackle, Deadrin Senat, had already made waves at the combine with 35 bench press reps, so he didn't run or lift. However, his workout was notable because Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers was the one putting him through his paces.

Stony Brook

Offensive lineman Timon Parris has a chance to be the first player ever to be drafted out of Stony Brook. He just has to convince scouts he's recovered from a broken leg. He claims to be at about 85 percent right now and so just did positional drills yesterday. Parris did 27 bench press reps at the combine.

Up next - Iowa State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M (March 27th)