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Justin Coleman has strong workout at Tennessee pro day

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro was among the representatives from 22 NFL teams present for Tennessee's pro day last Wednesday. Eight players worked out indoors on FieldTurf, but a workout for punters was held outdoors.


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Justin Coleman (5-foot-10 3/4, 188 pounds) stood on all of his numbers from the combine except for his vertical jump, which was 37 inches. Coleman had a good workout. He plays the ball well and can play either cornerback or the slot corner, and his coaches couldn't stop bragging about what a smart player he is.

Matt Darr (6-foot, 216 pounds) showed off a very strong leg during his punting drills, which were done outdoors. Darr kicked only 12 times in very windy conditions. There were no special teams coaches present to watch him, but he has been participating in a punting camp and has done a very good job there. He'll be a priority free agent.

Marlin Lane (5-foot-11 5/8, 218 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.67 and 4.71 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical and a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He had a 4.20 short shuttle and 7.12 3-cone drill. He did not do the bench press. People are convinced that Lane can faster than his pro-day times would indicate, but he looked good in his drills, and he's especially impressive catching the ball out of the backfield. He's likely to be a priority free agent.

Jordan Williams (6-foot-4 1/2, 289 pounds), a defensive lineman, ran 4.97 and 4.99 in the 40. He had a 30-inch vertical jump and a 9-8 broad jump. He ran a 4.45 short shuttle and 7.61 3-cone drill. And he had 22 strength lifts. Everyone is looking for defensive linemen these days, and I think Williams warrants being brought to camp as a free agent because he does have some ability, although he needs to get a little stronger.

Tennessee is another one of those programs that scouts love to go to because it does such a good job and runs a well-organized pro day. Keep an eye on the Vols next season. I believe it will be a turnaround year for them, and they've got some really good young players.

Follow Gil Brandt on Twitter at @Gil_Brandt.

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