Thursday and Friday Pro Day Recaps

Some of the biggest names in college football held their pro days for NFL scouts on Thursday and Friday.

Some of the best players available for the 2021 NFL Draft showed their skills off for the scouts and GMs in attendance.

CLEMSON

The offensive talent was on display in the Upstate on Thursday. While presumptive top pick Trevor Lawrence already held his own pro day last month, it was his offensive teammates who took their turn this time.

RB Travis Etienne showed off his explosiveness in a big way. Etienne measured in at 215 pounds and ran a 4.45 forty. His vertical was lower than you would like to see (33.5″) but his 10’8″ broad jump was spectacular.

Fast-rising senior WR Cornell Powell was solid but not spectacular with his workout. He looked shredded at 6′ 204 pounds. Powell ran a 4.53 forty and had a 36.5″ vertical. he followed that with a 10’8″ broad jump. His 7.03 three-cone and 4.21 short shuttle were above average.

Senior WR Amari Rodgers probably didn’t test as well as he would have liked. The future slot receiver ran a 4.52 40, had s 10’1″ broad jump, and a 33″ vertical. His shuttle times were below average. Rodgers took some reps at running back at the behest of scouts in attendance.

Clemson OT Jackson Carman measured at 6’5″ 317 pounds. His 32.5″ arm length may have some teams moving him inside to guard on their boards. Carman will do his athletic testing at a later date due to an injury.

TEXAS

Texas OT Samuel Cosmi had one of the best athletic performances for an offensive tackle ever at the Longhorns pro day. Cosmi, at 6’6″ 314 pounds, ran a 4.85 forty. He also put up 36 reps of 225 on the bench. If that wasn’t enough, Cosmi had a 30″ vertical, a 9’9″ broad jump, a 4.39 short shuttle, and a 7.35 three-cone. He likely solidified himself into the first round.

Not to be outdone by his offensive teammate, Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai put on a show as well. The 6’3″ 256-pound defender ran a 4.63 forty while posting an eye-popping 41.5″ vertical and 10’8″ broad jump.

Mid-round safety prospect Caden Sterns ran a 4.4 forty. His vertical was a ridiculous 42-inches. Senior WR Tarik Black also posted a 40″ vertical.

Underrated WR Brennan Eagles measured in at 6’2″ 229 pounds. Eagles ran a 4.55 forty and posted a 6.93-second three-cone.

OKLAHOMA

Creed Humphrey has been my number one center prospect for the last two draft cycles. He was dominant at the Senior Bowl. Humphrey continued his dominance at the Sooner’s pro day. He started by bench pressing 225 pounds 29 times. Humphrey then proceeded to run a 5.09 forty at 312 pounds. His 33″ vertical and 9’4″ broad jump were both elite. As were his 4.46 short shuttle and 7.54 three-cone.

Edge rusher Ronnie Perkins had the opposite of an elite performance. Perkins measured at 6’2″ and 253 pounds. He ran an unofficial 4.78 forty. He didn’t attempt the bench press or three-cone. His 32″ vertical and 9’7″ broad jump were both average. Perkins 4.78 short shuttle was poor.

I haven’t seen anything from RB Rhamondre Stevenson, OT Adrian Ealy, CB Tre Brown, or safety Tre Norwood yet.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE

QB Trey Lance put on a phenomenal passing display for scouts in attendance in Fargo. The redshirt sophomore measured in at 6’4″ and 224 pounds with 9 1/8″ hands. Lance did not participate in the athletic testing portion of the pro day.

OT Dillon Radunz continued his positive momentum from the Senior Bowl with a great pro day. Radunz ran a 5.11 forty with 24 bench press reps. Radunz had a 32″ vertical with a 9’4″ broad jump. His short shuttle was timed at 4.53. Radunz added a 7.27 three-cone. He could find his way into being drafted in the first round.

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