With a surprisingly quiet day for the Jets in free agency, let's take this opportunity to wrap up this year's pro day schedule after all 2020 pro days were suspended last week.
We'll do this in two parts; one now and one in a few days. Here's the first crop of results...
Most of the top prospects at all these pro days didn't run again if they ran at the combine. However, CB AJ Green didn't finish his combine workout due to back tightness following a disappointing 4.62 in the 40-yard dash. His 40 was much better this time, as some reportedly clocked it at below 4.45. His agility numbers were disappointing though.
Inside linebacker Logan Wilson, a possible day three pick, posted solid numbers after weighing in at 241. He ran a 4.63 and did a 121" broad jump and 21 bench press reps. Wilson is a productive tackler and good against the run. Tyler Hall, an undersized corner, ran a 4.38.
Tight end Chase Harrell stole the show here by posting excellent numbers across the board after weighing in at 264. These included a 4.51 in the 40-yard dash.
With WR Laviska Shenault not working out, a possible day three pick helped his stock as outside linebacker Davion Taylor shaved a tenth off his combine 40-time to post a 4.39.
Two sleepers also shone brightly, as Alex Tchangam - a rotational edge - ran an impressive 4.48 and posted 27 bench reps at 244 pounds. Also, Arlington Hambright ran 4.95 at 307 pounds and added 29 reps and a 109" broad jump. Hambright is listed as a guard but played left tackle last year.
Wide receiver Ceedee Lamb and quarterback Jalen Hurts didn't work out through choice and inside linebacker Kenneth Murray was still nursing a sore hamstring so Neville Gallimore was probably the Sooners' highest-profile prospect to post numbers. The defensive tackle turned heads with a 4.79 at the combine but didn't finish his workout. Here he posted okay explosiveness numbers but poor agility numbers.
The Beavers don't have many top prospects but center/guard Clay Cordasco posted some impressive numbers as he ran a 5.1 and posted a 31" vertical and 7.55 three-cone drill at 6'5" and 314 pounds.
The Badgers top two prospects, running back Jonathan Taylor and center Tyler Biadasz, didn't work out; in Biadasz's case due to the same injury that kept him from working out at the combine. The biggest stories here were that Quintez Cephus improved his combine 40-time from 4.73 to 4.56 and linebacker Zach Baun improved his short shuttle from a below average 4.31 to a solid 4.08. Cephus has off-field issues, otherwise both of these could be potential day two picks.
The plan now for many prospects is to film a private workout and send it out to teams. That's not ideal but it's the sort of thing players who've been out of the league or couldn't run at the combine or their pro day have always done, so it can be enough to persuade a team to show interest in you.
We'll be back with the rest of the results from the last set of pro days within the next week or so