DraftFix: Wrapping up the rest of the pro day schedule
We recently provided an update on the pro day schedule and a selection of interesting notes from workouts around the country.
Here is a selection of the most relevant information from the rest of the pro days that have taken place since then:
Cornerback Clark Phillips III was dealing with a knee issue but improved his short shuttle time from 4.32 to 4.21 after a disappointing combine.
Defensive back Keidron Smith, a combine snub, posted a 36-inch vertical while cornerback Carrington Valentine ran a 4.44 and running back Chris Rodriguez posted a set of numbers that were about average across the board.
Safety Brandon Joseph ran a 4.7 and posted a 34.5-inch vertical and a 4.22 short shuttle which are mediocre but raised eyebrows with an outstanding 6.84 three-cone time. Offensive lineman Jarrett Patterson's agility numbers were about average.
Safety Ji'Ayir Brown had a disappointing combine but improved his 40-yard dash time from 4.65 to 4.58, added three inches to his vertical (35.5 inches) and added five inches to his broad jump (124").
Weighing in at 204 pounds, running back Xazavian Valladay put together some impressive numbers with a 4.4 forty, 40-inch vertical, 123-inch broad jump and 22 bench press reps.
Wide receiver Quentin Johnston should be a high pick after running a 4.46 to solidify his position.
Linebacker Drake Thomas and guard Chandler Zavala both did an excellent job. Thomas ran sub-4.7 with a 36.5-inch vertical and 116-inch broad jump. Zavala, who many felt should have been at the combine, would have been among the leaders there with a 5.01 forty, 32.5-inch vertical and 30 bench press reps. His agility numbers were also good.
Safety Marquis Waters boosted his stock as he ran 4.4 with a 37.5-inch vertical and 120-inch broad jump.
6'3" wideout Jared Wayne is coming off a thousand-yard season and turns heads by running a 4.5 and posting a 41.5-inch vertical.
Interior defensive lineman Kobie Turner posted terrific agility numbers at 293 pounds and managed 31 bench press reps.
Linebacker Robert Barnes posted a good set of numbers including a 35.5-inch vertical, 119-inch broad jump and 19 bench press reps.
Small school wide receiver TJ Luther will have showed up on some draft radars by posting a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash. He averaged 18.5 yards per catch in a thousand-yard season in 2022.
Finally, wide receiver Kayshon Boutte was expected to try and improve on some disappointing workout numbers from the combine but ultimately just did position drills.
The pro day schedule is basically over now, although Myles Murphy and Bryce Young will work out for teams next week.