DraftFix: Pro Days - LSU, Ball State, New Mexico State, Southern

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


The big story from LSU's pro day was that Arden Key, who was formerly regarded as potentially the best defensive player in the draft, saw his stock continue to fall as he could only manage a 4.85 40-yard dash at just 238 pounds and failed to improve his broad jump.

On a more positive note, cornerback Donte Jackson managed a 37-inch vertical, ran a 4.31 40-yard dash and had a 122" broad jump, although the latter two results were basically the same as he already managed at the combine.

Three other draft prospects who were in action, cornerback Kevin Toliver, running back Darrel Williams and guard KJ Malone posted average numbers, although Malone did do six more bench press reps than at the combine and Williams improved his 40-time by 0.13 seconds to 4.59, while reportedly looking "sensational" in drills.

The long-shot who helped himself the most was probably defensive lineman Christian LaCouture, who posted 41 bench press reps at 293 pounds. Wide receiver Russell Gage, who is also a very good gunner, posted a 4.45 40-yard dash, ran a 6.9 three cone drill and posted a 39" vertical.

Wide receiver DJ Chark, offensive lineman Will Clapp, quarterback Danny Etling and running back Derrius Guice all opted to just do positional drills. Offensive lineman Toby Weathersby just did the vertical jump and managed to jump 27 inches, improving on his disappointing combine mark by two and a half inches.

Ball State

Anthony Winbush is Ball State's best prospect and the undersized defensive end has managed to bulk up to 250. He posted 29 bench press reps yesterday.

New Mexico State

6'4" wide receiver Jaleel Scott posted poor agility numbers at the combine but was able to improve on those yesterday. Running back Larry Rose III also impressed with a 4.42 40-yard dash.


Danny Johnson is a small school prospect who can play in the slot. He did a 35.5" vertical jump and participated in positional drills following an above average set of combine numbers.

Up Next: Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama (April 6th)