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2008 Pro Day Draft Stock Report

Here's a list of prospects who improved and worsened their draft stock at their Pro Days (listed alphabetically).
This page has been updated on April 12, 2008. Updates will be posted here daily as the Pro Day results roll in.



2008 NFL Draft Stock - On the Rise

Donnie Avery, WR, Houston (Added 4/12)
Height: 5-11. Weight: 192.
Projected 40 Time: 4.28.
Combine 40 Time: 4.40.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.34.
Vertical: 37.5. Broad 10-6.
Projected Round: 2.

Donnie Avery didn't run a 4.30, but he was pretty close. Some are projecting him to go in the first round.

It's not often that a 4.40 drops your draft stock, but it does when you boast about being able to go 4.2.

That 40 time is not a joke. Avery is also more than a return specialist; he caught 57 passes for 852 yards and five touchdowns last year. A product of Houston's system? Perhaps. Avery has to prove himself, but an NFL squad will give the chance because of his 40 time.

Kirk Barton, OT, Ohio State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 311.
Projected 40 Time: 5.08.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.95.
Arm: 33 1/4. Benchx225: 34.
Projected Round: 3-4.

Kirk Barton expelled all concerns about a lingering knee injury by looking very impressive in the drills at his Pro Day. He also ran a 4.95 and benched 225 pounds 34 times.

Mark Bradford, WR, Stanford
Height: 6-0. Weight: 211.
Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
Combine 40 Time: 4.69.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.49.
Vertical: 41. Broad 11-1.
Projected Round: 6.

Mark Bradford put up some amazing numbers at Stanford's Pro Day. His 40 time (4.49) was solid, considering his size. But his vertical (41 inches) and broad jumps (11'1") were a spectacular sight.

Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
Height: 6-2. Weight: 230.
Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
Combine 40 Time: 4.75.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.69.
Hand Size: 9 3/4.
Projected Round: 1-2.

Brian Brohm had an excellent Pro Day, throwing well in front of scouts and even running a 4.69 in the 40.

Brohm will be chosen at some point between Picks 20 and 48, in all likelihood.

Thomas Brown, RB, Georgia
Height: 5-8. Weight: 204.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40: 4.55.
Pro Day 40: 4.42.
Benchx225: 25. Vertical: 38.5. Broad 10-6.
Projected Round: 6.

Thomas Brown redeemed him draft stock after it dropped in the wake of his poor combine performance. Brown ran a 4.42 and notched a 38.5-inch vertical at his Pro Day.

Brown had one of the best verticals at the combine. The rest of his numbers are that of a power back, but he's only 204 pounds.

Travis Brown, WR, New Mexico
Height: 6-2. Weight: 202.
Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
Combine 40 Time: 4.63.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.46.
Vertical: 34. Broad 10-4.
Projected Round: 7-FA.

Travis Brown rebounded off a mediocre combine to run a 4.46. He posted solid numbers in the vertical and broad jumps too. Brown posted solid numbers (76 receptions, 1,031 yards, six touchdowns) in 2007.

Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
Height: 6-1. Weight: 297.
Projected 40 Time: 5.12.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 5.14.
Benchx225: 27. Vertical 25.5.
Projected Round: Top 5 Pick.

After seeing Glenn Dorsey work out for a chance, the perception has changed a bit in Dorsey's favor. He'll likely be chosen in the top five, but he's not a top-two candidate like he was prior to the combine.

Dorsey did not work out. In fact, he was rushed to the hospital so doctors could perform tests on his knees. This isn't anything new. This didn't just happen. Dorsey has had knee problems the past two years. I know he managed to play through the pain, but who's to say his knees won't get any worse? If you're a team in the top five, and you're thinking about taking Dorsey, and two or three other prospects, the former's knees will probably be the tie-breaker. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Dorsey dropped all the way down to No. 9.

Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC (Added 4/8)
Height: 6-0. Weight: 309.
Projected 40 Time: 4.83.
Combine 40 Time: 5.24.
Pro Day 40 Time: 5.05.
Benchx225: 36. Vertical 30.
Projected Round: Top 10 Pick.

Sedrick Ellis rebounded from a horrendous combine to run a 5.05 and bench 36 reps at his Pro Day. Still not the 40 I was looking for, but it's better than 5.24.

I was shocked that Sedrick Ellis didn't follow up his incredible Senior Bowl with a stellar combine. A 5.24 in the 40? What's that about? At least he didn't fall too far behind Glenn Dorsey, whose knees are probably going to shatter any day now.

Ellis was a man amongst boys at the Senior Bowl, effortlessly pushing the opposing offensive line around as if they were small children. Ellis was simply unblockable. It wouldn't surprise me if the Dolphins or Rams took him first or second.

Ellis has dominated the Senior Bowl practices and has established himself as a top-five pick.

Jermichael Finley, TE, Texas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 243.
Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
Combine 40 Time: 4.82.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.66.
Benchx225: 20. Vertical: 27.5.
Projected Round: 3.

Jermichael Finley quelled all speed concerns with a 4.66 40 at Texas' Pro Day. Finley struggled in the 40 at the combine, but looked great in the gauntlet, perhaps offsetting his horrific sprint.

Wilrey Fontenot, CB, Arizona
Height: 5-8. Weight: 171.
Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
Combine 40 Time: 4.39.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.34.
Benchx225: 18. Vertical 34.
Projected Round: 6.

Forget the 4.39. Wilrey Fontenot continued to improve his 40 time, recording a 4.34 at his Pro Day. I can't imagine Fontenot not getting drafted in the later rounds.

Wilrey Fontenot is a small corner who needed to help himself at the combine. He did just that with a 4.39 40 and a 10-8 broad jump.

Isaiah Gardner, CB, Maryland
Height: 5-10. Weight: 195.
Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.41.
Vertical 42.5.
Projected Round: 6.

Isaiah Gardner won't get drafted on the first day or anything, but he made a name for himself at Maryland's Pro Day, running a 4.41 and leaping 42.5 inches off the ground.

Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 266.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Combine 40 Time: 4.64.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.58.
Benchx225: 37. Vertical 42.
Projected Round: Second overall pick.

After posting an incredible 40 time at Indianapolis, most people expected Vernon Gholston to rest on his laurels. That wasn't the case at Ohio State's Pro Day. Gholston actually improved his 40, notching a 4.58. He also had a 42-inch vertical. There is no doubt in mind that if Chris Long is off the board, the Rams will take Gholston with the second-overall selection.

I'm glad I predicted Gholston to go second in my 2008 NFL Mock Draft prior to the combine. Gholston was every bit as good as Chris Long, running a 4.64, benching 225 pounds 37 times, jumping 35.5 inches off the ground. He also had a broad jump of 10'5", which is much better than Gaines Adams' sub-10. There's no doubt in my mind that unless Chris Long is on the board, the Rams are going with Gholston. It just makes too much sense at this point.

Gholston had a great game against Michigan, beating Jake Long on more than one instance.

Vernon Gholston essentially came out of nowhere to record 8.5 sacks in 2006. How will he fare now that offensive coordinators will be focusing on him? Remember, Quinn Pitcock, David Patterson and Jay Richardson all left for the NFL.

Ron Girault, FS, Rutgers
Height: 5-11. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.46.
Benchx225: 25. Vertical: 39.5.
Projected Round: 6-7.

I said Ron Girault needed to improve his 40 time to warrant draft consideration, and that's exactly what he did. He also posted impressive numbers in the vertical, bench press and broad jump (10-2).

Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
Height: 5-11. Weight: 207.
Projected 40 Time: 4.35.
Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.38.
Benchx225: 14. Vertical 37.5.
Projected Round: 2.

Welcome to the second round, Charles Godfrey. Your 4.38 40 and 37.5-inch vertical at your Pro Day has served you well.

I said Godfrey could skyrocket up the draft boards with a solid combine. He performed well, but nothing that made anyone's eyes explode.

Tavares Gooden, OLB, Miami
Height: 6-1. Weight: 234.
Projected 40 Time: 4.41.
Combine 40 Time: 4.64.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.53.
Benchx225: 22. Vertical 39.
Projected Round: 2-3.

Tavares Gooden improved his 40 by .1 and increased his vertical by four inches. He's probably a lock to go in the third round. I would still be worried about his injury history.

Tavares Gooden's workouts will have scouts salivating, but the coaches won't be so impressed. First of all, Gooden's not that productive. In fact, he started just four of the 10 games he played in last year. Secondly, he's very injury-prone. Still, his combine numbers may propel him into the second or third round (see Chris Henry, circa April 2007).

Chris Graham, OLB, Michigan
Height: 5-11. Weight: 232.
Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.50.
Benchx225: 37. Vertical 31.
Projected Round: 5-6.

Chris Graham put up some solid numbers at Michigan's Pro Day and improved his draft stock. Graham dropped his 40 time down to a 4.50 and benched 225 pounds 37 times. More importantly, he weighed in at 232, whereas most publications had him weighing about 220 before.

Was in and out of the lineup last season with a leg injury.

Marcus Griffin, FS, Texas
Height: 5-10. Weight: 201.
Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
Combine 40 Time: 4.71.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.51.
Benchx225: 13. Vertical: 37.5.
Projected Round: 4-5.

Now that's more like it - I was disappointed when Marcus Griffin ran a 4.71 at the combine. Well, he helped his draft stock at Texas' Pro Day, notching a 4.51 in the 40, 37.5 inches in the vertical and 10-5 in the broad jump.

Twin brother of Tennessee No. 1 pick Michael Griffin. Started 11 games in 2006, recording 86 tackles and a pick.

Gary Guyton, OLB, Georgia Tech
Height: 6-1. Weight: 245.
Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
Benchx225: 22. Vertical 40.
Projected Round: 4-5.

Gary Guyton continued to dazzle scouts and GMs with his athleticism. He recorded a 40-inch vertical at Georgia Tech's Pro Day.

Wow, a 245-pound linebacker who ran a 4.47? You can bet scouts and coaches will be looking at game film of him.

James Hardy, WR, Indiana
Height: 6-5. Weight: 217.
Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
Vertical: 37. Broad 10-5.
Projected Round: Top 25 Pick.

James Hardy all but cemented his status as a first-round pick with a solid combine. He didn't run the 40, but he notched a 37-inch vertical and dropped only two passes in the drills. The only thing keeping him from being the No. 1 wide out on this list are his character concerns.

Paul Hubbard, WR, Wisconsin
Height: 6-2. Weight: 221.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.38.
Vertical: 39.5. Broad 10-6.
Projected Round: 3-4.

After seeing his draft stock drop since the beginning of the year, Paul Hubbard put himself back on the map with a tremendous Pro Day. He ran a 4.38 and notched a 39.5-inch vertical. He also dropped one pass in the drills. I don't think too many teams will shy away from a 221-pound wide out who runs in the 4.3s. Paul Hubbard's 40 is decent at his size. He's very athletic. as you can tell by his broad jump. So, what's the problem. Other than the fact that he's coming off a knee injury, Hubbard drops too many easy passes. He could be the wide receiver version of L.J. Smith - a talented specimen who just can't live up to his potential.

Stanford Keglar, OLB, Purdue
Height: 6-1. Weight: 239.
Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
Combine 40 Time: 4.58.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.55.
Benchx225: 29. Vertical 39.
Projected Round: 4-5.

What is it with these Purdue guys? On the same day Dustin Keller recorded a 41-inch vertical, Stanford Keglar notched a 39-incher. He also improved his already-impressive 40 time.

Another Purdue linebacker? Keglar worked out well at the combine.

Bryan Kehl, OLB, BYU
Height: 6-2. Weight: 242.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Combine 40 Time: 4.64.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.56.
Benchx225: 26. Vertical 35.
Projected Round: 4-5.

Following a solid combine, Bryan Kehl dropped his 40 by close to .1 seconds, notching a 4.56 at his Pro Day.

Bryan Kehl looked solid at the combine; one of the NFL Network analysts compared him to Brady Poppinga.

Brandon Keith, OT, Northern Iowa (Added 4/5)
Height: 6-5. Weight: 349.
Projected 40 Time: 5.29.
Combine 40 Time: 5.23.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.98.
Benchx225: 31.
Projected Round: 5.
I know 40 times for offensive linemen is meaningless, but a 4.98 from a 343-pound monster? Wow.

Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue
Height: 6-2. Weight: 242.
Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
Combine 40 Time: 4.53.
Benchx225: 26. Vertical: 41.
Projected Round: 2-3.

Remember how impressive Dustin Keller's 38-inch vertical was at the combine? Yeah, forget about that. Keller improved his vertical at his Pro Day, leaping 41 inches into the air. This guy's not human.

Keller nearly touched the roof of the RCA Dome, notching a 38-inch vertical, and then blew everyone away with a 4.54 in the 40, nearly matching Greg Olsen's time of 4.51 in 2007. Keller then looked very fluid in the drills and even leaped a 10'11" broad jump.

A bit small for a tight end, but Dustin Keller burst onto the scene to catch 56 passes for 771 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2006. Matched those numbers (61 receptions, 731 yards) as a senior.

Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
Height: 5-11. Weight: 181.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Combine 40 Time: 4.59.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.42.
Vertical: 35. Broad .
Projected Round: 2-3.

It's nice to see Mario Manningham back on the rise. After a horrific combine, Manningham recorded a 4.42 at Michigan's Pro Day.

Per Pro Football Talk, Mario Manningham's interviews have been horrendous. That's not good at all, considering his sloppy 40 performance.

So, a speed-burner runs a 4.59? How are we supposed to take Manningham seriously now? And what about all the people who had him going 11th to the Bills? What will become of them? Dropped numerous passes against Ohio State, lowering his draft stock. He finished with impressive numbers, however (72 catches, 1,174 yards and 12 touchdowns.)

Manningham injured his knee two years ago, but when he played, he was unstoppable. He saved his best performances against Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Ohio State and USC. Despite missing four games, Manningham notched 38 receptions, 703 yards and nine touchdowns in 2006.

Drew Miller, C/G, Florida
Height: 6-5. Weight: 297.
Projected 40 Time: 5.07.
Pro Day 40 Time: 5.03.
Benchx225: 34.
Projected Round: 5-6.

Drew Miller wasn't invited to the combine (and I have no idea why), but he had a solid Pro Day, posting solid numbers in the bench, 40, vertical (30 inches) and broad jump (9-3). That should cement his status as a middle-round interior line prospect.

Started as an offensive tackle, played guard in 2006 and slated to move to center in 2007. His versatility will be enticing for some NFL teams.

Marcus Monk, WR, Arkansas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 222.
Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
Combine 40 Time: 4.57.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.41.
Vertical: 36. Broad 10-2.
Projected Round: 4.

Is Marcus Monk back? While some teams might still be scared of his knees, others may just look at his 4.41 40, 36-inch vertical, 10-2 broad jump and great workout in the drills, and be completely satisfied that he's 100 percent again.

Monk did a solid job at the combine, but his recurring knee injuries will scare away some teams until the later rounds.

A massive receiver but probably needs to run in the 4.5s. Had 50 receptions and 11 TDs despite playing with the SEC's worst quarterbacking corps.



Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
Height: 5-10. Weight: 188.
Projected 40 Time: 4.33.
Combine 40 Time: 4.37.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.29.
Benchx225: 18. Vertical .
Projected Round: 1-2.

Tracy Porter, who doubles as a return specialist, may have inched closer to first-round consideration with a 4.29 40 at his Pro Day.

Recorded four interceptions and a blocked field goal in 2006, earning himself a spot on the All-Big Ten Second Team. Porter has 10 picks in his collegiate career.

Matterral Richardson, CB, Arkansas
Height: 5-11. Weight: 194.
Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
Combine 40 Time: 4.70.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.49.
Benchx225: 14. Vertical 36.
Projected Round: 7.

Rebounded from a weak combine to run a 4.49 and notch a 36-inch vertical. Put himself on the map at the very least.

Keith Rivers, OLB, USC (Added 4/5)
Height: 6-2. Weight: 241.
Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.51.
Benchx225: . Vertical 42.5.
Projected Round: Top 10 Pick.

As if Keith Rivers' stock couldn't get any higher... He ran a 4.51 and notched a vertical of 42.5 at his Pro Day. Holy-

Rivers made a number of tremendous plays at Washington, including one tackle where he chased down Huskies quarterback Jake Locker from a few yards away and pulled him down before he had a chance of crossing the first-down line.

Orlando Scandrick, CB, Boise State
Height: 5-10. Weight: 192.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40 Time: 4.32.
Benchx225: . Vertical 38.5.
Projected Round: 4-5.

Orlando Scandrick didn't run the 40 at his Pro Day - based on his 4.32 at the combine, you can understand why - but he did manage a vertical of 38.5. He's definitely moving up some draft boards.

Mixed reviews. Scandrick had solid numbers but he looked mediocre during the drills.

Rocky Schwartz, SS, Houston
Height: 5-10. Weight: 204.
Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.42.
Benchx225: 25. Vertical: 41.5.
Projected Round: 6-7.

Put up the most reps of 225 pounds of any safety in this class, with the exception of Arkansas State's Tyrell Johnson. Also managed a 4.42, which is great for his size. As a senior, Rocky Schwartz led Houston with 87 tackles. Picked off two passes in the process.

Brian Stamper, OT, Vanderbilt
Height: 6-4. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.19.
Pro Day 40 Time: .
Benchx225: 38.
Projected Round: 6-7.

You have to like this guy. Brian Stamper put up 38 reps of 225 pounds despite suffering a hamstring cramp when he was on his 20th lift. Instead of stopping, Stamper continued to bench with his legs straight up in the air. After he was finished, Stamper was disappointed, stating that his goal was around 45 reps.

Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
Height: 6-0. Weight: 202.
Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.42.
Benchx225: 10. Vertical 38.
Projected Round: Top 20 Pick.

If Aqib Talib silenced all of his critics who called him slow at the combine, he made them really look dumb at his Pro Day. A 4.42 almost guarantees his spot in the top 20.

Aqib Talib ran better than expected (by most people), though he matched my predicted 40 time. He's a first-round prospect despite looking awkward in some drills. Mike Mayock also exposed some of Talib's flaws on tape.

Ryan Torain, RB, Arizona State
Height: 6-0. Weight: 222.
Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
Combine 40: 4.64.
Pro Day 40: 4.51.
Benchx225: 21. Vertical: 34. Broad .
Projected Round: 6.

Ryan Torain hasn't recovered from the torn ligament in his toe, but he managed to impress at Arizona State's Pro Day, running a 4.51 at 222 pounds.



Chauncey Washington, RB, USC (Added 4/8)
Height: 5-11. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Pro Day 40: 4.45.
Benchx225: 18. Vertical: 36. Broad 9-11.
Projected Round: 5-6.

Chauncey Washington put himself on the map with a successful Pro Day; he ran a 4.45 and notched a 36-inch vertical at 215 pounds.

Didn't work out at the combine.

Ernie Wheelwright, WR, Minnesota
Height: 6-4. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.66.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.50.
Vertical: 36. Broad .
Projected Round: 6.

Ernie Wheelwright's production in 2006 sucked. So did his projected 40 time. That has all changed. Wheelwright, who notched 66 receptions for 775 yards and nine touchdowns in 2007 despite having a mediocre quarterback, improved his workout numbers at his Pro Day. He posted a 4.50 40 and 36-inch vertical, both of which are great at his imposing size.

Jack Williams, CB, Kent State
Height: 5-9. Weight: 186.
Projected 40 Time: 4.41.
Combine 40 Time: 4.55.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.33.
Benchx225: . Vertical 41.
Projected Round: 4.

Jack Williams put up outstanding numbers at his Pro Day, notching a 40 of 4.33, a 41-inch vertical and a broad jump of 10-5. That should cement his status in the first four rounds.

Kyle Wright, QB, Miami
Height: 6-3. Weight: 218.
Projected 40 Time: 4.84.
Combine 40 Time: 4.85.
Combine 40 Time: 4.84.
Hand Size: .
Projected Round: 7.

Despite his inability to play well at Miami, Kyle Wright actually impressed scouts and GMs at the combine and Miami's Pro Day.

Benched in favor of the mediocre Kirby Freeman.

In 2005, threw 18 TDs and 10 INTs. In 2006, had 8 TDs, 7 INTs and a thumb injury after he accumulated those stats.


2008 NFL Draft Stock - On the Decline


Sam Baker, OT, USC (Added 4/8)
Height: 6-4. Weight: 309.
Projected 40 Time: 5.01.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 5.50.
Arm: 32 3/8. Benchx225: 29.
Projected Round: 2-3.

Some people who were timing Sam Baker got bored and left before the offensive tackle could finish the event. Others died of old age.

The top pure zone-blocking candidate did not work out at the combine.

Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 223.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Combine 40 Time: 4.69.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.75.
Vertical: 33.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 6.

Scouts wanted to time Adarius Bowman in the 40, but he took so long that they got bored and left. A 4.75? Most linebackers are faster than that.

Last year, I said if Bowman manages to get into the 4.4s, he'll go in the first round. Well, how about going a 4.5? I do like Bowman, however, and I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger in Round 3.

Tommy Blake, DE, TCU
Height: 6-2. Weight: 272.
Projected 40 Time: 4.67.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.78.
Benchx225: 23. Vertical 30.5.
Projected Round: 5-6.

How do you lose 10 pounds and add .1 to your 40 time? Then again, Tommy Blake actually showed up to his Pro Day, so that's an accomplishment in itself.

Blake, a guy with a shady habit of quitting on his team, gained 25 pounds since the end of the season. He didn't work out either. Caveat emptor.

Where is Tommy Blake? The former Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year has missed four straight practices because he went home, more than 300 miles away from campus. Rumors are Blake is struggling with high expectations. Will he ever return to the team? That remains to be seen.

Eric Brock, SS, Auburn
Height: 6-0. Weight: 204.
Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.70.
Benchx225: 13. Vertical: 37.
Projected Round: 6.

Eric Brock showed up at his Pro Day five pounds less than what I expected. But that wasn't the most damaging news - he had a 4.70 in his 40. That won't get a 204-pound strong safety drafted.

Recorded 50 tackles and two interceptions in 2006.

Titus Brown, OLB, Mississippi State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 246.
Projected 40 Time: 4.68.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.82.
Benchx225: 19. Vertical 31.5.
Projected Round: 6-7.

Poor Titus Brown. I like him as a player, but a 4.82 and a 31.5-inch vertical won't have anyone excited about drafting him.

Titus Brown gained seven pounds since the Senior Bowl. Not really sure if he's a rush linebacker or a SAM. He didn't work out.

Honestly, I never had a great chance to check out Brown. What I saw in the LSU-Mississippi State game really impressed me. Brown dominated a very strong LSU line and was often unstoppable. Also showed great character when he went over to struggling quarterback Mike Henig and offered words of encouragement.

The production is there - Brown had 7.5 sacks in 2006 after a 1.5-sack campaign in 2005. Started all but one game last year.



Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
Height: 6-7. Weight: 290.
Projected 40 Time: 4.77.
Combine 40 Time: 5.03.
Pro Day 40 Time: 5.00.
Benchx225: . Vertical 34.5.
Projected Round: 2.

Showing up slow and overweight to your Pro Day isn't a good way to improve your draft stock. Seriously - if Calais Campbell is this lazy now, imagine how lethargic he'll become once he earns his first paycheck.

Not a good showing from Campbell, who needed to follow up a disappointing red-shirt junior season with a solid combine. Instead, he ran a 5.03. He could be out of the first round.

Early Doucet, WR, LSU
Height: 6-0. Weight: 203.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.56.
Vertical: 34.5. Broad 9-6.
Projected Round: 2.

3/27/08: Early Doucet put up mediocre numbers at his Pro Day, which pretty much cements him in Round 2.

Did not run or do the drills at the combine.

With an excellent week of Senior Bowl practice, Doucet has emerged as the top senior in the class and a sure-fire first-round pick.

Harry Douglas, WR, Louisville
Height: 5-11. Weight: 176.
Projected 40 Time: 4.32.
Combine 40 Time: 4.49.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.51.
Vertical: 35.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 5.

A small receiver in the 4.5s won't be drafted high, no matter how great he may be at the next level.

Douglas didn't do anything spectacular at the combine and cemented himself as a mid-round receiver.

Fumbles and drops. That basically tells the story of Harry Douglas' awful performance at West Virginia. In the biggest game of the year, Douglas came up small.

Joe Jon Finley, TE, Oklahoma
Height: 6-6. Weight: 254.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.86.
Benchx225: 12.
Projected Round: 6.

Joe Jon Finley ran .16 seconds slower than projected at his Pro Day. Not a good showing.

Did not work out at the combine.

After a 19-catch 2006 campaign, Joe Jon Finley has seven receptions, 130 yards and a touchdown in five games.

Justin Forsett, RB, California
Height: 5-8. Weight: 194.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Pro Day 40: 4.62.
Benchx225: 26. Vertical: 31. Broad .
Projected Round: 6-7.

I wondered why a 194-pound running back didn't perform in the 40. Now we know why. A 4.62? Really?

One can only wonder why a 194-pound running back didn't run the 40.

I didn't have Justin Forsett high before because he was undersized. That has certainly changed, as he put on 10 pounds of muscle this offseason. Forsett is now a speed back who can break tackles and power through the middle. Forsett also displayed the ability to change direction, gashing Tennessee's defense for 160 yards on 26 carries, which doesn't even include a 49-yard reception. I can't believe how much Forsett has improved his stock.



Wallace Gilberry, DE, Alabama
Height: 6-2. Weight: 268.
Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
Combine 40 Time: 4.96.
Pro Day 40 Time: 5.02.
Benchx225: 19. Vertical 30.
Projected Round: 5-6.

Not sure what Wallace Gilberry was doing prior to his Pro Day, but it definitely didn't work. He was slower in his 40 and put up less reps (17) than he did at the combine (19).

I wanted Gilberry to run in the 4.8s, but I don't think his 40 will hurt his stock that much.

A solid player suited for the 4-3, Gilberry collected only 3.5 sacks in 2006. That total needs to at least double to warrant first-day consideration.

Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma (Added 4/12)
Height: 6-3. Weight: 224.
Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.68.
Vertical: 32. Broad 9-9.
Projected Round: 2.

Talk about a bad day... First, Malcolm Kelly ran 4.68 and 4.75 in his 40s. Then, he blamed the Oklahoma coaching staff on his poor performance. Looks like someone has a case of the Muuuundays.

I was disappointed to see Malcolm Kelly eschew the combine. Others felt the same way about Kelly's Pro Day. Kelly has been criticized for not toughing it out and working out despite a thigh injury. His stock has dipped a bit, but I still think he's the most talented wide out in this class.

Kelly continued to dazzle, as he beat Miami's renowned secondary for four receptions, 102 yards and three scores.

Kelly is currently on pace to improve upon his 2006 season. In his first game of the year, Kelly had four receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. He had 62 catches, 993 yards and 10 scores last season. Kelly has a great 40 at his size.

Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.34.
Combine 40 Time: 4.40.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.51.
Benchx225: 15. Vertical 35.
Projected Round: 3.

Patrick Lee did not have a good Pro Day. Attempting to improve his 4.40 combine 40, Lee's time actually swelled to 4.51. Some cause for concern?

Stepped in for David Irons and played extremely well in 2007. His 40 time will definitely get him noticed.



D.J. Parker, FS, Virginia Tech (Added 4/5)
Height: 5-11. Weight: 192.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40 Time: 4.53.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.60.
Benchx225: 19. Vertical: 31.
Projected Round: 5.

D.J. Parker wasn't too impressive in the workouts, and his 40 time slipped a bit; it's rare to see someone slower at their Pro Day.

Allen Patrick, RB, Oklahoma
Height: 6-0. Weight: 196.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Pro Day 40: 4.55.
Benchx225: 17. Vertical: 36. Broad 10-0.
Projected Round: 6.

For a small running back, Allen Patrick's 40 time wasn't exactly breath-taking.

I was disappointed to see Patrick hold off on his workouts at the combine.

Glenn Sharpe, CB, Miami
Height: 6-0. Weight: 185.
Projected 40 Time: 4.38.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.52.
Benchx225: 15. Vertical 37.
Projected Round: 6-7.

Glenn Sharpe didn't run the 40 at the combine, and now we can see why. A 4.52 from a 185-pound corner isn't going to cut it.

Reggie Smith, S/CB, Oklahoma (Added 4/11)
Height: 6-0. Weight: 199.
Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.61.
Benchx225: 13. Vertical 39.5.
Projected Round: 2-3.

Reggie Smith's disappointing 40 probably will have teams with just cornerback needs shy away. He'll be drafted as a safety.

I was disappointed to see Reggie Smith eschew his combine workout.

Smith doubles as a return specialist and triples as a potential free safety. Had a fumble returned for a touchdown against Miami this year.

Aqib Talib, Kansas (Added 4/12)
Height: 6-0. Weight: 202.
Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.42.
Benchx225: 10. Vertical 38.
Projected Round: 1-2.

Aqib Talib smokes weed! Burn him at the stake!!! (Can you tell that I don't think this is a big deal?)

If Talib silenced all of his critics who called him slow at the combine, he made them really look dumb at his Pro Day. A 4.42 almost guarantees his spot in the top 20.

Aqib Talib ran better than expected (by most people), though he matched my predicted 40 time. He's a first-round prospect despite looking awkward in some drills. Mike Mayock also exposed some of Talib's flaws on tape.

DeJuan Tribble, CB, Boston College
Height: 5-8. Weight: 189.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Combine 40 Time: 4.55.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.65.
Benchx225: 13. Vertical 34.5.
Projected Round: 5.

Most players improve their 40 at their Pro Day. DeJuan Tribble went from an already-disappointing 4.55 to a 4.65. Ouch.

DeJuan Tribble's combine left much to be desired; he wasn't great in the drills, and his 4.55 40 was lackluster.

After an outstanding 2006 campaign, Tribble has started where he left off. Tribble recorded seven tackles and three interceptions against Wake Forest; not some mid-major or 1-AA school. Tribble definitely helped his already-impressive draft status.

Played well against the run and returned two picks for touchdows in 2006. Tribble intercepted seven passes last year.

Darien Williams, FS, Oklahoma
Height: 6-0. Weight: 197.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.71.
Projected Round: 7.

Darien Williams had a miserable 40 at his Pro Day and may have fallen out of late-round consideration.

Williams just had surgery on his foot. He could be out until mid-October. The centerpiece of Oklahoma's solid secondary, Williams is one of the smartest safeties in this class.

Trae Williams, CB, South Florida
Height: 5-9. Weight: 193.
Projected 40 Time: 4.39.
Combine 40 Time: 4.52.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.48.
Benchx225: . Vertical 33.
Projected Round: 4-5.

Trae Williams hoped to improve his poor 40 time at South Florida's Pro Day. He accomplished that goal, but not by much. A 4.48 was a bit disappointing.

Williams was burnt on a deep ball by West Virginia's backup quarterback. Not only did the receiver make the catch, Williams was whistled for a pass interference.

A ballhawk who has a knack for picking off passes, Williams notched seven interceptions in 2006.



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