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Byron Jones of UConn attracts big Eagles contingent

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Representatives from 28 NFL teams -- including Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis and an Eagles defensive backs coach, and personnel directors from the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- were present for Connecticut's pro day on Tuesday, when nine players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.


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Wide receiver Geremy Davis (6-foot-2 5/8, 215 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 and 4.49 seconds. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, where he was a top performer in his position group in the bench press and 60-yard shuttle. Davis caught the ball well at the pro day workout, running good routes and displaying more speed than anybody thought he'd possessed.

Cornerback Byron Jones (6-0 1/2, 199 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.45 and 4.4 seconds. He had 18 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and then stood on the rest of his combine numbers -- Jones set a world standing long jump record while in Indianapolis. Jones worked out well at the pro day, catching the ball really well. He is really good in press coverage. Above all, Jones is described as an outstanding person; he had served as a team captain and was a leader on the field and in the locker room.

Defensive tackle B.J. McBryde (6-5 1/8, 292) ran the 40 in 5.01 and 5.0 seconds. He had a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-3 broad jump. He had a 20-yard short shuttle time of 4.39 seconds and a three-cone time of 7.22 seconds. He also performed 24 strength lifts. McBride could be a late-round draft pick or a priority free=agent signing for a team following the 2015 NFL Draft.

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