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DT prospect not only standout at Jacksonville State's pro day


Representatives from 16 NFL teams were present for Jacksonville (Ala.) State's pro day on Tuesday.

The workout was held outdoors and run on FieldTurf. There were 17 players participating in the pro day.

» 2016 pro days schedule and results

Defensive tackle DeVaunte Sigler -- 6-foot-3 5/8, 296 pounds -- ran the 40-yard dash in 4.96 seconds with the wind and 5.25 seconds against the wind. He had a 22-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-3 broad jump. He also had 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Sigler opted not to do the shuttle runs due to a left hamstring problem, but he had a good workout despite that.

Another prospect of note who might be a rookie free-agent pickup following the events of the 2016 NFL Draft worked out.

Running back Troymaine Pope -- 5-7 7/8, 205 -- ran the 40 in 4.55 seconds with the wind and 4.59 seconds against the wind. He had a 37-inch vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump. He did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.21 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.87 seconds. He also put the bar up 21 times on the bench press.

Jacksonville State has a football program that is really going to excel at the FCS level. Coach John Grass just completed his second season as head coach, and directed the Gamecocks to the FCS playoffs each year, including an appearance in the championship game in 2015 (where the team lost to the Carson Wentz-led North Dakota State Bison). Grass has done a really good job of putting the program back on its feet.

Follow Gil Brandt on Twitter @Gil_Brandt.



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