On another quiet day for Jets/NFL news (so far) we're wrapping up all the news from this year's pro day schedule after all 2020 pro days were suspended last week.
Here's the final crop of results...
The big story here was wide receiver Tee Higgins, who had opted not to work out at the combine. Higgins ran 4.54 and posted a good broad jump, but his vertical and short shuttle were poor.
Clemson's best prospect, linebacker Isaiah Simmons, only managed to shave 0.04 off his excellent 40-yard dash (4.39) at the combine and didn't improve on his vertical. Cornerback AJ Terrell ran a 4.37 but posted poor agility times, while LB/S Tanner Muse posted excellent agility numbers and improved his 40-time slightly.
Defensive tackle Darrion Daniels has a chance to be Nebraska's highest pick but he just did drills. Attention therefore turned to cornerback Lamar Jackson who couldn't improve on a disappointing combine 40 and also posted poor agility numbers.
Oregon's top prospect is obviously quarterback Justin Herbert but possible day three pick Shane Lemieux - a guard - posted 26 bench press reps following mixed results at the combine.
Quarterback Kevin Davidson drew the most attention here as he impressed during a throwing session mapped out by former Jet Matt Simms. He could be a sleeper.
After an excellent combine performance by defensive back Jeremy Chinn, two more Salukis turned heads at their pro day. Tight end Nigel Kilby ran 4.68 and posted a 126" broad jump at 6'8" and 254 and 6'2" cornerback Madre Harper ran 4.41 and posted a 40" vertical and 134" broad jump.
Finally, several other players posted interesting numbers over the final week of workouts and could be potential sleepers.
Monmouth running back Pete Guerriero, a surprise early-entry, posted a 40 time that was recorded as low as 4.47.
Kyle Hinton, an undersized guard from Washburn, posted 34 bench press reps. What's really interesting though is that one of his 40-yard dashes was clocked at as low as 4.70. Even if that's inaccurate, his other run was clocked at 4.86 which is still impressive at over 290 pounds.
Kalaii Griffin, a free safety from UTEP, ran a 4.55 and posted a 40" vertical. Griffin actually played as a linebacker in college, although he was mostly a reserve and had some injury issues.
Evin Ksiezarczyk, a 6'6", 313-pound tackle out of Buffalo, ran an impressive 5.0 flat in the 40 yard dash. He also posted 26 bench press reps. Ksiezarczyk is a three-year starter at left tackle and only gave up one sack last year.
Finally, Bronson Rechsteiner, a 230-pound fullback from Kennesaw State, ran 4.48 and posted good explosiveness and agility numbers including a 35.5" vertical.
As previously noted, 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.