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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —
Several members of the Razorback football team were action Tuesday as they put their athletic skill on display at Pro Day. The event was held in the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion.
Arkansas’ Pro Day drew NFL scouts, coaches and executives to Fayetteville to attend the workouts of NFL draft-elgible Razorbacks.
Each player was put through a series of test beginning with measurements in the weight room for height, weight, bench press, vertical jump and broad jump.
The players then tested on the field in the 40-yard dash, pro-shuttle, three-cone and the 60 shuttle as well as position workouts.
Thoughts from selected Razorbacks in action today follow:
“It was awesome to workout out and do it in front of a bunch of friends. I was looking forward to showing what I can do. I think I was able to push my stock higher. I think everything went well. I was trying to improve on the shuttle skills from the combine and I was able to knock those numbers down a little. The past few weeks have been really hectic. The process has been a grind and I’m glad I’m here and did well. I think playing a year in Coach Petrino’s offense really helped me significantly. Being able to show I could play at both tackle positions has a huge upside that the scouts like to see. I’ll spend the next few weeks working out and staying in shape and we’ll see from there.”
“I felt good about the day and the numbers I had were what I wanted to put up. I showed what I wanted to do. It all about what you can do for these teams. I long snapped today, which is something I did in high school. I still have a lot of fine tuning to do on it. The scouts are high on maturity level as well, which I think I bring. I also think the way I block is helping me a lot. Everyone is going to smaller tight ends who are route runners, but for me blocking is not secondary. I think it is a big plus for me. I think everyone could also see my catching ability today. It was the biggest job interview I’ve ever had and I felt good about it. I felt I ran well and I’m pretty happy with the way everything went.”
“Today I really wanted to go to work on the position drills and wanted to redo my agility drills from the combine. The feedback I have heard varies from team to team for a lot of different reasons since they have different systems. I was able to learn a lot from Coach Petrino since it is a pro style system here. I felt being in the system gave me more knowledge. This has been a process, but the teams are really investing a lot in you. Everyone goes through it that is playing on the next level. Everyone is guessing what will happen next and I am trying not to listen and just be me. I’m going to continue to stay in shape and hopefully get some individual workouts with offensive line coaches.”
“I felt pretty good and that I was able to improve my technique in a lot of the drills. I ran in the time range I wanted to today and showed what I can do. (Getting to the NFL) would mean a lot because I’d accomplish a goal I’ve been working for since I started playing in the eighth grade. It would make my family proud. I’m waiting to hear and hopefully I’ll be able to get some private workouts. It has been stressful and now I’ve performed ok and I’m hoping for the best.”