Yesterday kicked off the start of the Pro Day season as both Missouri and Miami (OH) got it started. Both teams had plenty of NFL scouts present but we were unable to confirm the Bills presence at either Pro Day. That being said the Bills are still part of the BLESTO and therefore will receive data from all the Pro Days regardless of attendance.
Here were the players to watch and how they preformed;
Miami (OH) OG Brandon Brooks
Weight: 346 lbs.
Bench Press-36 Reps (1st)
10 yd Split-1.71
3 Cone Drill-7.34 (2nd)
20 yd Shuttle-4.52 (1st)
Vertical Jump-32” (1st)
Broad Jump-8’9” (2nd)
Brooks was considered by many scouts to be ‘the’ snub of the NFL Combine. He has been flying under the radar almost all year long but his performance at the East-West All-Star game was dominant and his numbers show you that he would of ranked among the best OG’s at the combine. Next to his number you can see where Brooks would of ranked amongst OG’s per drill had he gone to the Combine.
As of right now you’re looking at Brooks as a Day 2 prospect who is probably going to go somewhere in Round 3. Some team may try and sneak him into the tail end of Round 2, but OG’s values are typically lower.
Missouri TE Michael Egnew
Egnew stood on all of his combine numbers except for the Vertical and Broad Jumps. He improved in both tests from what he did at the combine and his Broad Jump number is a new school record. For comparison sake, Egnew’s Broad Jump would of beaten out every WR at the combine.
Egnew currently sits as our #4 TE in this draft behind the three underclassmen of Dwayne Allen, Orson Charles, and Coby Fleener. He is looking at a 3rd Round grade right now but has to answer questions about his toughness over the middle as many teams thought he was too shy towards contact for a TE who needs to be able to block and work the middle of the field.
Missouri WR Wes Kemp
Bench Press-18 Reps
3 Cone Drill-6.86
Missouri WR Wes Kemp is another NFL prospect who was working out yesterday in Columbia. He has a decent day showing off some athletic ability in his drills. His 3 cone drill would have had him just outside the top ten of the combine WR’s while the rest of numbers would have put him in the middle.
Kemp right now is looking at the possibility of going on Day 3 of the draft. He has strong hands but is a limited athlete. He did pretty well in the positional drills and will have another opportunity to impress NFL scouts again on March 15th when Missouri hosts their 2nd Pro Day.
Missouri OT Dan Hoch
Height: 6’6 ½
Weight: 320 lbs
Hoch was the incumbent RT heading into Missouri’s 2011 season but when LT Elvis Fisher went down the whole line had to go through an adjustment period. Hoch is a good fit in the NFL for the right side though his short shuttle had to make teams wonder as he beat out every top tier OT except Matt Kalil with his time.
Ideally you’re looking at Hoch as a utility OL who can play either tackle position and possibly even kick inside to OG. He’s a Day 3 draft pick who in the right system who really develop one day.
-Missouri OL Austin Wuebbels threw up 40 reps on the bench press which would of ranked 3rd at the Combine. We don’t know much about Wuebbels but we have reached out to try and get more information.
UPDATE: We were able to speak with Missouri Expert Jason Madson earlier today about Wuebbels and here was his quick take;
“Wuebbels played RG for Mizzou. Strong, heavy footed player. Uses mostly upper body when run blocking. Pass pro he struggles to set his base.” Madson doubted that Wuebbels was a draftable prospect but he could be an interesting UDFA pickup.
-After the seniors were done with their testing at Missouri a number of juniors were brought out for timing and that group included stud 2013 LB Zavair Gooden who ran his 40 in under 4.4. He’s one to watch heading into next season.
Today we have Cincinnati’s Pro Day before a weekend off for all involved.
Credit for timing information goes to Tony Pauline of SI.com/TFY Draft and Dave Matter of Columbia Daily Tribune