Pro Day Results: UGA, UAB, Indiana, and Hawaii

Don't let Orson Charles 40 time fool you, he can still play ball

It was a tough day in Athens on the Bulldog prospects as they dealt with difficult wind conditions that ranged from 25-30 mph most of the afternoon and very rarely did they ever have the benefit of the wind being directly at their backs.

With that in mind the 40 times below should be taken with a grain of salt, there is little to no continuity in any of the times amongst the many reported out there and that alone should tell you all you need to know about the conditions.

Georgia:

CB Brandon Boykin

Weight: 181 lbs.

Bench Press: 16 Reps

Boykin was quoted as saying that he is about 85% right now and will run on April 6th in Athens. Expect him to do all the drills at that time.

TE Aaron White

Weight: 238 lbs.

Bench Press: 22 Reps

40 Yard: 4.75

3 Cone: 7.13

Aaron White was a TE who got lost in shuffle once Orson Charles came to town, but he was a reliable backup with solid hands and decent blocking skills. We hoped to see him a little heavier with some added muscle but it doesn’t sound like that happened. White is likely looking at trying to make a NFL roster as a free agent signee.

DL DeAngelo Tyson

Weight: 308 lbs.

Bench Press: 30 Reps

40 Yard: 4.84

Short Shuttle: 4.6

Tyson has been a player who has flown under the radar all season long. We see him as a player with a solid draftable grade who has the versatility to play in either the 43 or 34 scheme.  He does a very good job at the POA and has shown the ability to get off blocks and make plays. Could be a very valuable pickup late on Day 3 in Round 6 or 7.

TE Orson Charles

40 Yard: 4.75

Vertical Jump: 30.5”

Broad Jump: 9’5”

Short Shuttle: 4.29

People are going to make a big deal out of him not running in Indy and then having to deal with horrid conditions in Athens. Don’t buy into that, Charles is still every bit the athlete was saw him be during his time at UGA. Charles choose not to run in Indy and maybe that was a mistake not but by all reports he looked smooth in drills and showed no issues with his athleticism.

FB Bruce Figgins

Weight: 272 lbs.

40 Yard Dash: 5.13

Bench Press: 23 Reps

Short Shuttle: 4.3

3 Cone Drill: 7.3

Figgins is a guy we like a lot as a FB prospect who could become a Larry Centers type. He has soft natural hands that allow him to catch the ball easily and he has really put on some size and embraced the FB role. We like what we see from his shuttle time and his bench press numbers were encouraging for a still continuing transformation. Right now Figgins is a fringe prospect to get drafted but should have zero issue getting signed a PFA.

PK Blair Walsh

16 of 17 on FG Attempts

Long of 60 yards

Walsh was accurate and showed off plenty of leg strength in poor conditions. Because of the conditions he may have been the most impressive prospect in Athens today.

Notes:

-Former WVU QB Jarrett Brown was tossing the passes today, he’s currently a FA and is looking to latch on with another team. No reports on how he looked overall.

-30 of 32 NFL Teams were in attendance which included our very own Buffalo Bills

-Ben Jones and Cordy Glenn stood on all their combine times and performed only position drills

University of Alabama-Birmingham

OT Matt McCants

40 Yard Dash: 5.45

Short Shuttle: 4.76

McCants did a few drills per the UAB website despite reports that he did not. He also did full positional work and continued to build on a strong combine. Right now we see McCants as a solid LT prospect who is a Day 2 pick. He probably will find himself going in Round 3 but don’t be shocked if he sneaks into Round 2.

OG Terence Edge

Bench Press: 27 reps

40 Yard Dash: 5.2

Vertical Jump: 31”

Edge is a versatile prospect who has spent time at both RT and RG during his collegiate career. He has decent athletic ability but was always a little light in the behind for our tastes. His numbers are decent but nothing that stands out too much. He’ll likely be looking for a FA deal after the draft.

OL Greg Calhoun

Bench Press: 30 Reps

Vertical Jump: 34”

Broad Jump: 9’9”

Short Shuttle: 4.26

Calhoun like Edge is another versatile OL who has seen time at OG and OT during his college career. He is the most athletic prospect of the two and showed off nice numbers today. Calhoun has a shot to get drafted late as a RT prospect but will likely end up looking for a FA deal as well.

Indiana

LB Jeff Thomas

Height: 5115

Weight: 231 lbs.

Bench Press: 20 Reps

40 Yard Dash: 4.75

Thomas is a feisty LB who likes to fight through blocks to make plays. He doesn’t let his size deter him in the least bit and can be seen constantly running from sideline to sideline. His instincts are only just above average but his heart and determination help him a lot. He has ST ace written all over him.

OL Andrew McDonald

Height: 6060

Weight: 317 lbs.

40 Yard Dash: 5.2

Vertical Jump: 28.5”

McDonald is a big long OT who doesn’t move extremely well but is very strong. We see him as a RT only in the NFL to try and protect him from speed rushers. He doesn’t finish as many blocks as we’d like and he tends to bend at the waist but those are correctable flaws. He may be worth a late round flyer based on his size.

Note: Former WR Demarlo Belcher revealed during his Pro Day that it was drugs that got him kicked off Indiana’s team mid-season.

Hawaii

LB Corey Paredes

40 Yard Dash: 4.55

Paredes is an undersized OLB prospect who was known for flying to the ball in the WAC. He’s a bit of a violent hitter so it should be no surprise to hear that teams also ran him through drills as a FB at the pro day. We’re sure Paredes will get drafted but Hawaii has a history of putting guys into the NFL.

WR Royce Pollard

40 Yard Dash: 4.57

This was not the kind of time Pollard needed if he was going to be next guy in the long line of Hawaii WR’s to head into the NFL. In a very crowded and deep WR class, Pollard needed to stand out just to have a shot at getting selected and this won’t do that.

CB Asa Jackson-Cal Poly

40 Yard Dash: 4.46

Vertical Jump: 37.5”

Asa Jackson took full advantage of Hawaii moving their Pro Day to California as he got a shot to be in front of NFL scouts and improved on his combine numbers in the 40 and vertical jump. Jackson is a guy who many have overlooked with the rise of players like Norman, Steed, and Pellerin but that would be a mistake. Jackson reminds us a lot of Justin Rogers from last year.

We’re still wait for word back on a few other prospects and for some notes from both the McNeese State and Azusa Pacific Pro Days. We’ll update as those numbers become available.

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, NFL Pro Days, Orson Charles, UGA

3 Responses to “Pro Day Results: UGA, UAB, Indiana, and Hawaii”

  1. 49er Fan says:

    Did Damarlo Belcher run his 40?

  2. Matt H says:

    Wow CBs this year is really deep




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