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Georgia's workout wonder Conley builds on NFL draft intrigue

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Representatives from 25 NFL teams -- including Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt and defensive backs coach Louie Cioffi, as well as linebackers coaches from the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- were present for Georgia's pro day on Wednesday.


» 2015 pro days schedule, results and analysis


A total of 18 Bulldogs players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf in 60-degree weather.

Running back Todd Gurley (6-foot-0 5/8, 227 pounds) was not among those who were able to work out. Gurley had ACL surgery in late November, and neither the player or his trainer know when the running back will be able to work out.

Wide receiver Chris Conley (6-2 1/4, 211) stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, where was the top performer in the vertical jump and broad jump, and was among the top performers at receivers in the 40-yard dash and bench press. Conley tracks and adjusts to the ball well. He's an intriguing prospect and is going to receive a lot of attention between now and the 2015 NFL Draft.

Inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera (6-0 3/8, 247) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds with the wind and 4.79 seconds against the wind. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. Herrera has above-average ball skills for a linebacker and is an above-average athlete.

Cornerback Damian Swann (6-0 1/8, 190) ran the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.2 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds. Swann had a good positional workout. He was very fluid, and showed quickness and a good burst.

Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson (6-2 237) ran the 40 in 4.62 seconds with the wind and 4.68 seconds against the wind. He also did the three-cone drill in 7.47 seconds. Wilson moved well in the positional drills, and had good coverage in his drops.

Defensive end Ray Drew (6-4, 265) ran the 40 in 4.81 seconds with the wind and 4.84 seconds against the wind. He had a 9-foot-4 broad jump and a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump. He did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.47 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.44 seconds. He performed 18 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Drew is described as a player with good talent, but he doesn't always use that talent. He's a potential free-agent pickup for a team following the draft.

Defensive tackle Toby Johnson (6-3, 312) ran the 40 in 5.23 seconds with the wind and 4.84 seconds against the wind. He had a 26 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-8 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.65 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.87 seconds. He performed 25 strength lifts. Johnson showed good quickness in his workouts, and also looks like a free-agent pickup possibility for a team following the draft.

Defensive tackle Mike Thornton (6-0 7/8, 295) ran the 40 in 5.05 seconds with the wind and 5.08 seconds against the wind. He had a 29 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-6 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.71 seconds and the three-cone drill in 8.05 seconds. Thornton did the short shuttle in 4.71 seconds and the three-cone drill in 8.05 seconds. He moved around good in his workouts. Thornton might lack some height, but some team will bring him in as a free agent because he'll do a good job in training camp.

Follow Gil Brandt on Twitter @Gil_Brandt.

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