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NFL Draft Pro Days Taking Flight

With another packed pro day for prospects trying to increase their draft value, or end speculation one their abilities, most NFL representatives found themselves in sunny Palo Alto for Stanford’s Pro Day. Featuring two locks to be 1st round picks in QB Andrew Luck and the freakish TE Coby Fleener as well as speedster WR Chris Owusu.


The biggest QB prospect since Peyton Manning, Luck continued to hold down the possible number one pick in the draft with a solid 46 of 50 throws being completed, and three were drops, including his final throw of 73 yard bomb to Owusu, reported by Tony Pauline of Draftinsider.net.

Fleener, considered by most analysts as the only possible 1st round tight-end to be picked, did not disappoint in his first action working out for scouts. According to rotoworld.com, Fleener clocked in a blazing 4.52 unofficial 40 on his 90 percent ankle, that held him out of the Combine, but also ran a 4.25 shuttle, and eye popping 37 inch vertical.

Others in particapting at the Standford Pro Day also showed well, Tackle Jonathan Martin running a 5.23 40, Chris Owusu (despite his drop on Luck’s last throw), and defensive back Johnson Bademosi ran a quick 4.41 40, according to Pauline.

Boise State

From the land of the field turf, Boise State also held their Pro Day, where QB Kellen Moore completed 48 of 50 with Billy Winn re-running his 40, where he didn’t disappoint, and the non-invited combine receiver Tyler Shoemaker also posted a better than expected 40 time, and soft and reliable hands in the pass catching drills, according to Pauline.

Shea McClellin, Tyrone Crawford, and George Iloka all showed well in helping their rising draft stock, especially McClellin and Crawford, who played primarily defensive end for Boise, stood out in the linebacker drills.

Random Date Notes

  • And other notables from the Pro Day landscape, WR Mohamed Sanu clocked a 4.41 40 during his workout on Wednesday according to Mike Garafolo on Twitter.
  • According to the Canton Repository, the Browns President “would rather not burn” the 4th overall pick on Oklahoma State’s WR Justin Blackmon, since they can add a receiver with their second of 2 first rounders with the 22nd pick.
  • Morris Claiborne is reported to have surgery on his left wrist Friday to repair the torn ligament he suffered in the 9-6 loss to Alabama in the teams’ first meeting of the 2011 season, but did better his 40 time from 4.47 to 4.39.
  • And finally, Michael Brockers the defensive tackle from LSU, clocked in a 5.15 40, after shedding 6 pounds since the combine.
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LSU did not beat Alabama in the National Championship.

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Good catch, he meant their first meeting. Sorry for the mistake.

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